Healthier Blue Cheese Dressing Recipe

Blue cheese dressing and lettuce on a white plate.
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Total Time 2 min
Prep 2 min, Cook 0 min
Yield 8 servings (121 calories)

You can whip up this Blue Cheese Dressing in two minutes and it's actually healthier than traditional blue cheese dressing. There's absolutely no reason to pour the watered-down bottled dressing with very little blue cheese in it on your lovely salad, cauliflower buffalo bites or apple or pear slices! If you don't have garlic powder or Worcestershire sauce, get some. They really do make a difference, and bring the dressing's flavor from "good" to "excellent."

Ingredients

Preparation

  1. In a medium bowl, crumble the 6 ounces good-quality blue cheese, and add 1 cup regular mayonnaise, 1 cup sour cream, 1 tablespoon apple cider or wine vinegar, 1/2 teaspoon pepper, 2 teaspoons Worcestershire sauce, if using, and 1/2 teaspoon garlic powder, if using.
     
  2. Mix thoroughly and thin with water, if desired.

Serving Suggestions

Presentation is everything and serving blue cheese(or any dressing for that matter) is an art.

Depending on how the blue cheese dressing is being paired, you can try the following ideas for serving blue cheese dressing individually. If the blue cheese dressing is being used as a dipping sauce, served with wings, cauliflower bites or the like, it's best to offer them up in separate ramekins so each person to has their own. This also avoids the need to pour the dressing over the wings which can make for messier hands than is necessary.

More Salad Dressings and Tips

  • Strawberry Vinaigrette RecipeThis vinaigrette is great with any green salad, but I especially like it with this Strawberry Chicken Salad Recipe, which is a main-course salad with your choice of greens, grilled or broiled boneless, skinless chicken breast, toasted almonds or toasted pine nuts or toasted sunflower seeds. feta or Parmesan cheese and sliced strawberries.
     
  • Warm Spinach Salad with Bacon Dressing RecipeThis is a wilted salad in the best sense of the word. It is served warm can easily be made into a meal by adding chopped cooked chicken, turkey, or even fish or tofu. Chopped egg is also a classic option. 
     
  • How to Make Healthy Salad DressingsBe aware of salad size, using healthy oils and healthful toppings like peppers, mushrooms, and other veggies.  

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