Buttermilk Blue Cheese Dressing

Wedge Salad with Buttermilk Blue Cheese Dressing

One of my very favorite salads is also the simplest: the classic wedge salad. A quarter of a head of iceberg drizzled with good, chunky blue cheese dressing and often topped with crumbles of crispy bacon and translucently-thin slivers of red onion, the wedge salad is perfection in simplicity. Choose the best blue cheese you can find – I used an utterly divine Point Reyes Farmstead Blue with luscious dark veining and a rich, deep flavor. The buttermilk adds a sweet tang to this creamy, thick dressing that comes together in minutes and is sure to replace the usual store-bought variety.

Buttermilk Blue Cheese Dressing


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Wedge Salad with Buttermilk Blue Cheese Dressing

Buttermilk Blue Cheese Dressing

  • Author: Fork Knife Swoon
  • Prep Time: 10 mins
  • Cook Time: 5 mins
  • Total Time: 15 mins
  • Yield: About 2 cups 1x


  • 1/2 cup buttermilk
  • 1/2 cup sour cream
  • 1/3 cup mayonnaise
  • 1 cup (4 oz) good blue cheese, crumbled
  • 1 tbs chives, finely chopped
  • 1 tsp kosher salt
  • 1/2 tsp freshly-ground black pepper


  1. Add the buttermilk, sour cream and mayonnaise to a mixing bowl and stir until well-combined. Add the blue cheese and mix together, using the backside of a spoon to mash the blue cheese into the buttermilk mixture. Some chunks of blue cheese should remain. Add the chives, salt and pepper and stir to combine.
  2. Serve over a wedge of iceberg lettuce to create a classic wedge salad, or use with your favorite recipe within 4 days (stored in the refrigerator).


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  1. 7.20.16
    Ritalu said:

    I just made your Buttermilk Blue Cheese Dressing. I wanted to take a moment to tell you that it’s the best dressing I have ever tasted — exactly the way I like it. I originally wanted it for a wedge salad, but I know I will find many different uses. This afternoon it will be a dip for buffalo wings, yum!

    I’m so glad I came across your website. I look forward to trying many more of your recipes. Thank you.

  2. 7.11.14
    Matanna said:

    Hi there, I love your blog sooo much and have tried to make a few of your recipes which are so delicious! 🙂
    Please please could you tell me where you bought the cut crystal glass jar from in this blue cheese recipe post? I would appreciate it so much.
    Thank-you and have a lovely day!

    • 7.12.14
      Laura said:

      Hi Matanna! Thank you so much for reading! I wish I could give you a source, but it’s actually an old jam/jelly jar (made of regular glass) that my mom gave me a few years ago. You might be able to find a similar one though next time you are shopping for jam! 🙂

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