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I wrote recently about my favorite homemade ranch dressing, what I make when I’m in the mood for salad dressing that I can ‘see’. Now I have a another option.

Pouring dressing over salad

It was ranch that I had in mind when I looked in the refrigerator. I didn’t have parsley, but I did have basil, chives and a lovely little block of Italian gorgonzola. What I discovered is that gorgonzola gets along famously with basil. Who knew? 

We’re on our third batch and have used this to dress green salads, as a twist on Niçoise and even as a dip for raw vegetables.

Pitcher of Basil Gorgonzola Dressing

When you make this dressing, which will take you exactly 4 minutes, I recommend saving the lion’s share of the gorgonzola for the very end. Toss it into the blender and pulse a few times. This way you’ll have tiny gorgonzola chunks throughout your dressing.

More of my favorite homemade salad dressings: Balsamic Vinaigrette, Maple Vinaigrette, Greek Salad Dressing, Champagne Vinaigrette, Shallot Vinaigrette.

6 Ingredient Basil and Gorgonzola Dressing

Prep: 10 minutes
Total: 10 minutes
Course: Salad
Calories: 27
Servings: 48 tablespoons
Enjoy as a salad dressing or a vegetable dip.


  • 2 tablespoons milk or more (enough to reach your desired consistency)
  • 2 cups sour cream
  • 1 clove garlic
  • 1 cup fresh basil leaves
  • 1/4 cup chopped fresh chives
  • 4 ounces gorgonzola divided
  • salt and freshly ground black pepper


  • Add milk, sour cream, garlic, basil, chives, and 1/3 of the gorgonzola to a blender pitcher.
  • Blend until smooth.
  • Season to taste with salt and freshly ground black pepper.
  • Add the remaining gorgonzola pulse just a few times to distribute little chunks of it throughout the dressing. Serve.


Calories: 27kcal | Carbohydrates: 1g | Protein: 1g | Fat: 3g | Saturated Fat: 2g | Cholesterol: 7mg | Sodium: 41mg | Potassium: 23mg | Fiber: 1g | Sugar: 1g | Vitamin A: 114IU | Vitamin C: 1mg | Calcium: 25mg | Iron: 1mg

Nutrition information is automatically calculated, so should only be used as an approximation.

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  1. Shashi @ runninsrilankan says:

    This dressing sounds DREAMY CREAMY wonderful!

  2. Lorraine @ Not Quite Nigella says:

    As a gorgonzola lover I was there even before you told me that it was a 4 minute item! 😀