Blue cheese dressing recipe

recipe for blue cheese dressing

Blue cheese dressing:

It is defined as a side sauce, dip, and salad dressing made up by combining mayonnaise, blue cheese, yogurt or sour cream, vinegar, garlic powder, buttermilk, onion powder, and milk. The best quality blue cheese dressing is thick and tangy. Salty, rich, and pungent blue cheese dressing is a meal changer. It turns normal food into delicious, presentable party food.

Different versions of blue cheese dressing:

  • Trader Joe’s chunky blue cheese dressing & dip.
  • Bob’s famous blue cheese dressing
  • Cindy’s real blue cheese dressing
  • Toby’s
  • OPA Greek yogurt blue cheese dressing by the lighthouse
  • Bolthouse farms chunky blue cheese yogurt dressing
  • Wish-bone chunky
  • Lighthouse original
  • Ken’s steak house chunky
  • Raley’s
  • Tony baloney’s simply the best blue cheese dressing
  • Kraft robust and creamy Roka blue cheese
  • Sprouts organic
  • Marie’s super blue cheese
  • Safeway signature kitchens blue cheese dressing & dip
  • Briannas home-style creamy blue cheese dressing
  • Daiya dairy-free.

Recipe:

Easy homemade blue cheese dressing recipe

Recipe by ThecheesemacCourse: AppetizersCuisine: French, AmericanDifficulty: Easy
Servings

1

servings
Prep time

5

minutes
Cooking time

5

minutes
Calories

85

kcal

This is the best recipe for making blue cheese dressing at home. Its smooth and extra creamy texture makes it perfect for tossing with salad and also a delicious dipping sauce. It is very simple and always better than store-bought blue cheese dressing. Almost all the ingredients needed to make the blue cheese dressing are easily available and probably present in the kitchen already.

Ingredients

  • Mayonnaise:
    1/4 cup mayonnaise
    To make the best and yummy blue cheese dressing, use a combination of mayonnaise and sour cream. It will make an extra creamy dressing. You can also make the mayonnaise at home. Mayonnaise is heavy itself and also gives a smooth and heavy texture to the dressing.

  • Sour cream:
    1/4 cup sour cream
    Sour cream is a game-changer. If we add sour cream along with mayonnaise it will lighten up the dressing a bit.

  • Blue cheese:
    2 ounces crumbled blue cheese
    You are free to choose any type of blue cheese, but one should choose a blue cheese that is not too costly and also tastes rich and creamy. Gorgonzola is the best option.

  • Fresh parsley:
    1 tablespoon finely grounded parsley
    Fresh herbs have high nutritional value and can be added to blue cheese dressings to introduce color and flavor to the dressing.

  • Salt:
    A pinch of sea salt
    Both cheese and mayonnaise contain a little amount of salt in it, but you can also add additional salt in it to the dressing to enhance its flavor.

  • Pepper:
    A pinch of freshly grounded pepper
    Pepper adds extra spice to our blue cheese dressing.

  • Milk or water:
    Optional, just to thin out the dressing
    The thick dressing is perfect for dipping but to make it pourable, such as a salad dressing, you will have to add a little amount of water or milk in it

  • Lemon juice:
    1 tablespoon lemon juice, optional
    Lemon juice is rich in vitamin C, it will add citrus flavor in the blue cheese dressing. But it is optional. If you like its flavor than you can add it, otherwise you are free to skip this ingredient.

Directions

  • Take all the ingredients and measure them. Add mayonnaise, parsley, sour cream, salt, lemon juice, pepper, blue cheese in a container and mix well all the ingredients to get completely blended, smooth mixture.
  • It is recommended to use the back of the spoon to press the leftover crumbles of blue cheese into the sauce. It will give some extra flavor. Thick blue cheese dressing is perfectly well for dips. But if you want a pourable dressing like for salads, just add a splash of milk, water, or buttermilk.
  • Taste it and add a small amount of lemon juice if needed. To store this dressing keep this blue cheese dressing in an airtight container and place it in the refrigerator for one week.

Nutrition Facts

1/2 cup servings per container


Calories85

  • Amount Per Serving% Daily Value *
  • Total Fat 8.2g 13%
    • Saturated Fat 2.8g 14%
  • Cholesterol 10.7mg 4%
  • Sodium 149.7mg 7%
  • Amount Per Serving% Daily Value *
  • Total Carbohydrate 0.9g 1%
    • Sugars 0.1g
  • Protein 2.1g 5%

    * The % Daily Value tells you how much a nutrient in a serving of food contributes to a daily diet. 2,000 calories a day is used for general nutrition advice.

    Suggestions for how to use blue cheese dressing:

    The good thing about this home-made blue cheese dressing recipe is that it can be stored in the fridge for about one week. It’s happy news because we always make some extra dressing; this will save our dressing from wastage. We can use this dressing with a variety of dishes. Here are a few suggestions regarding the use of blue cheese dressing.

    • Avoid using store-bought salad dressing; use this dressing on your home-made salads. It goes best with cabbage, carrots, kale, sweet bell peppers, Brussels sprouts, broccoli, baby greens, and cauliflower, etc.  It also works wonders with fruit salads containing grapes, apples or pears, etc.
    • Say goodbye to the traditional old dressings. Add a new flavor to your favorite dishes by trying this delicious blue cheese dressing.
    • Use this blue cheese dressing as a dipping sauce for roasted vegetables, for fresh vegetables. You can also enjoy chicken wings, baked buffalo cauliflower wings, buffalo chicken rice bowl, or anything buffalo flavored with this delicious cheese dressing.
    • If you want to have the low calories dressing, then replace the mayonnaise with light mayo and the sour cream with plain yogurt.

    Health benefits of blue cheese:

    Blue cheese is white and gets this name based on the presence of the blue streaks on its surface as a result of the aging process. It is low calorie and therefore can be included in the diet plan. It has a lot of positive impacts on the health of the person, some of these health benefits are listed below.

    Heart health:

    Add blue cheese in your diet because it helps in lowering the risk of heart diseases. According to the research, those people who regularly consume blue cheese are less likely to have the risk of cardiovascular diseases as compared to those who do not consume it. Blue cheese plays role in lowering blood cholesterol levels, prevent blood clot formation in veins and arteries, and also prevents arterial inflammation.

    As an anti-cellulite:

    The human body tends to store fats in the form of cellulite for future use. But this can also lead to a very severe condition; that is OBESITY. Blue cheese behaves like an anti-cellulite and due to this property prevents cellulite deposition.

    Bones and joints protection:

    Anti-inflammatory properties of the blue cheese help in the reduction of joints inflammation. It also provides calcium that will make the bones strong and healthy and also reduces the chances of different diseases. Phosphorous is another element present in the blue cheese that is essential to maintain bone’s health and prevent diseases like rickets. It also prevents diseases like osteoporosis.

    Prevents strokes:

    Clot formation in the vessels leads to strokes. Regular blue cheese intake reduces the risk of strokes because it is involved in dilating the blood vessels and prevents clot formation. It also controls the body’s cholesterol level and in this way protects the body against strokes.

    Blue cheese improves muscle strength:

    Milk protein present in the blue cheese enhances muscle strength and is also capable to build strong cells and organs. 1 oz. blue cheese contains about 6g protein as well as some amount of potassium that is involved in the process of muscle contraction.

    Immune system booster:

    Blue cheese is rich in several essential vitamins and minerals like sodium, vitamin A, potassium, vitamin D, zinc, etc. It is inferred from the number of studies that blue cheese can boost our immune system. Its regular consumption makes our immune system strong and as a result, protects us from several diseases.

    Fights against arthritis:

    With the increase of age, a person has to face many health issues, arthritis is one of these. Blue cheese has anti-inflammatory properties that help reduce joint inflammation and also relieve joints pain. If we make blue cheese a regular part of our diet it will not only lowers the chances of arthritis but also develops the strength to combat this disease.

    Blue cheese is helpful in weight loss:

    Blue cheese because of its low calorie and low-fat content is used for weight management programs. Planned regular consumption of blue cheese keeps our body fit and strong and also helpful in losing extra fat.

    Hormone level controller:

    Calcium, a basic part of blue cheese has an important role in controlling hormone levels in the body. This cheese is considered best for those women suffering from hormonal imbalance.

    Sharpens memory:

    Blue cheese helps to improve memory and recollection power by increasing cognitive functions.  Growing age kids and even old people should be given blue cheese to resolve their problems like memory loss and degenerative brain diseases.

    Improves dental health:

    This moldy cheese improves dental health because it contains a high concentration of calcium and phosphorous. Almost 53 % of calcium is present in the blue cheese; this concentration is dental friendly and prevents tooth decay and cavity formation.

    Boosts the efficacy of different types of vaccines:

    An interesting fact about blue cheese is that it speeds up the efficiency of different vaccines like flue, cholera, and polio, etc by improving the immune system response against foreign antigens and also promote antibody protection.

    Good for eyes health:

    Vitamin A present in the blue cheese improves the health of the eye and also protect from the conditions such as night blindness, cataract, etc

    Helpful in gaining weight:

    For those people who want to gain weight, blue cheese is a good option. 1 ounce of blue cheese contains 100 calories, each serving consists of about 8.2g of fat.

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