Make your salads healthier with this homemade Healthy Blue Cheese Dressing (which doubles as a dip).

Tangy, creamy and rich, you can’t go wrong with this homemade dressing. With the exception of blue cheese, this recipe uses a few simple ingredients that you probably already have in your kitchen. It can be whisked together in less than 5 minutes and is incredibly easy to make.

Healthy + tasty

When it comes to salad dressing, we typically gravitate toward oil and vinegar. The exception? A creamy dressing, like this one, that’s made with healthy ingredients, has no added oil and tastes even better than store-bought.

When a craving strikes for a certain type of dressing or dip, we try to make it at home because it’s almost always more economical, healthier and tastier than store-bought versions. Bottled dressings are often high in salt and sugar, made with unhealthy vegetable oils and contain preservatives and a slew of other unfamiliar ingredients. By making our own, we’re able to control the ingredients and the amounts that go into our dressing.

Why Greek yogurt?

Greek yogurt provides the perfect neutral flavor when you’re making a rich, creamy dressing without adding all the fat.

Types of blue cheese (use one that you love)

Blue cheese has a wide range of sharpness, creaminess and flavors. Keep this in mind when you’re shopping for a blue cheese. A general rule of thumb is the softer and creamier the cheese, the milder.

We love a light and creamy flavor, so we typically use Danish or Gorgonzola blue cheese in this recipe. Roquefort is one of the boldest, so unless you’re a die-hard, we wouldn’t recommend it. We recommend using the real stuff and crumbling it yourself, rather than the pre-crumbled, more processed versions.

We often get our blue cheese from the local farmers’ market or a gourmet food store (not only do they carry high quality cheeses, you can taste test them too!).

Should I let it sit in the fridge for a few hours before serving?

In short, yes! While it’s not absolutely necessary, it’ll certainly help merry the flavors.

Some ways you can use your blue cheese dressing:

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Healthy Blue Cheese Dressing & Dip


  • Course: ,
  • Prep Time: 5 minutes
  • Total Time: 5 minutes
  • Yield: 1.25 cups 1x

Description

Make your salads healthier with this homemade Healthy Blue Cheese Dressing (which doubles as a dip). Tangy, creamy and rich, you can’t go wrong with this homemade dressing. With the exception of blue cheese, this recipe uses a few simple ingredients that you probably already have in your kitchen. It can be whisked together in less than 5 minutes and is incredibly easy to make.


Ingredients

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Instructions

For a chunky blue cheese dressing:
  1. In a medium bowl, add all ingredients. Use an immersion blender to blend all ingredients until well combined. (If you don’t have an immersion blender, use a high-speed blender.) Add more milk as needed to thin your dressing to desired consistency.
  2. Pour dressing into an airtight container or mason jar. Let set in the fridge for at least 4 hours. Use immediately or store for up to a week in the refrigerator.
For a creamy chunky blue cheese dressing:
  1. In a medium bowl, add all ingredients except blue cheese. Add half the blue cheese into the mixture. Use an immersion blender to blend until well combined. (If you don’t have an immersion blender, use a high-speed blender.) Stir in remaining blue cheese crumbles. Add more milk as needed to thin your dressing to desired consistency.
  2. Pour dressing into an airtight container or mason jar. Let set in the fridge for at least 4 hours. Use immediately or store for up to a week in the refrigerator.

Notes

Always check for FfL-friendly ingredients.

We recommend organic ingredients when feasible.

Substitutions:

  • Garlic: Substitute 1/2 teaspoon minced garlic with 1/4 teaspoon garlic powder
  • Gluten-free: Check to make sure your ingredients are gluten-free, if necessary.

Nutrition

  • Serving Size: 1.2 cups
Category :Recipes
Method :Too Easy
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