First the recipe. I spotted this three ingredient blue cheese recipe in The Food Lab (affiliate link) right after I’d gone through the cheese drawer and noted that I had two things of blue cheese. I had also just bought buttermilk so voila!
It tasted great! It’s definitely the easiest blue cheese dressing I’ve made. I went all out and actually made mayonnaise first but I think it would be good with store-bought mayonnaise as well. But if you have an immersion blender, an egg, mustard and oil try this easy mayonnaise from Northwest Edible. I don’t make it often and always wonder why after I’ve made it. It’s so easy and so fantastically better than storebought.
Three Ingredient Blue Cheese Dressing
- 1/2 cup buttermilk
- 1/2 cup mayonnaise
- 8 ounces blue cheese, crumbled and divided
- salt and pepper to taste
- Put the mayonnaise, buttermilk and half the blue cheese into your food processor bowl and whir until smooth. Scrape the dressing into a serving bowl and fold in the rest of the crumbled blue cheese. Stir in salt and pepper to taste.
The The Food Lab book is something else. It’s about 2 inches thick! Not something you pick up and browse through easily. I hesitated to buy it and I don’t know now what tipped me over the edge. But I’m glad I did! I’ve only made a handful of recipes from it but they have all been good. It is one of those “everything” cookbooks, with lots of explanations about the why of things. The subtitle is Better Home Cooking through Science, which gives you a big clue about the focus.