Simple Blue Cheese Dressing

Back when I was a stay-at-home mom of two home schooled boys, one of the family’s favorite salad dressings was a yummy, garlicky, creamy blue cheese that I made in the Cuisinart.

The original recipe came from a magazine…maybe Cooking Light, maybe Bon Appétite.

It called for regular mayonnaise and sour cream. I substituted low fat Best Foods Mayo and light sour cream, making it far less caloric.

More than 20 years later, I still use the same basic recipe. It is so creamy and delicious. Perfect as a dip for veggies and crackers. Thinned with a bit of low fat buttermilk for a scrumptious, pourable salad dressing.

It boasts gobs of garlic, and who can ever have too much of that?

blue cheese garlic dip with carrots and celery

Simple Blue Cheese Dressing

This tasty, garlicky, versatile dip and dressing can be used for vegetable dipping, spreading on crackers, or thinned with some buttermilk for a creamy salad dressing.
Course Salad, Snack
Cuisine American
Servings 2 tbsp
Calories 50 kcal

Equipment

  • Food processor or whisk
  • Small knife or garlic press

Ingredients
  

  • 1/2 cup low fat mayonnaise (I use Best Foods)
  • 1/2 cup light sour cream (Daisy or Land 'O Lakes)
  • 1/4 cup crumbled blue (or feta) cheese add a couple extra tablespoons after blending if you like it chunkier
  • 1 tbsp rice vinegar or other flavored vinegar
  • 3 garlic cloves or more depending on how much you like garlic
  • 1/8 to 1/4 tsp white or black pepper

Instructions
 

  • Measure all ingredients into a medium bowl or food processor
  • Pulse until desired creaminess, or whisk by hand in bowl
  • Add more crumbled cheese if desired

This is a very basic recipe that is absolutely delicious as is, but can also be made extra special with the addition of a bit of Worcestershire sauce (a teaspoon or so), some fresh parsley or chives.

You can use Roquefort, Stilton, or Gorgonzola cheese. I use and love Feta cheese most of the time. Really, you are only limited by your imagination.

Make it simple and basic, or jazz it up with any flavors you like. It’s a great one to experiment with.

If you don’t want the recipe to be low-fat and lower calorie, by all means use full fat mayo and sour cream. That should make it more keto-friendly if you’re into that way of eating!

But most of all, enjoy the cool, garlicky, creamy goodness!

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