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Healthy Blue Cheese Dressing

    A creamy, flavor-packed dressing, this Healthy Blue Cheese Dressing takes just minutes to make and is completely guilt-free.

    Drizzling healthy blue cheese dressing over salad.


    Who doesn’t love a rich, creamy blue cheese dressing on a crisp bed of salad greens? Instead of buying the bottled stuff, try making your own at home! Not only will you save money and calories, but you will be able to control the quality of ingredients. Plus my Healthy Blue Cheese Dressing takes almost no time at all!

    Ingredients

    • Plain yogurt: Acts as a healthier, creamy, thick base for the dressing. If you want it even thicker, or for added protein, use Greek yogurt!
    • Crumbled blue cheese: Also spelled bleu cheese, it’s a soft, crumbly cheese with a sharp and salty flavor that’s the star of the show.
    • Lemon juice: Thins out the dressing a bit, and adds a bright, fresh flavor.
    • Garlic: Nutty, earthy, and a bit spicy that adds great flavor to the dressing.
    • Horseradish: Adds a nice little kick to the dressing, but can easily be left out if you aren’t a fan.

    How to Make Healthy Blue Cheese Dressing

    Adding blue cheese to bowl

    Start your Healthy Blue Cheese Dressing by putting plain yogurt and the crumbled blue cheese in a bowl.

    Grating garlic into bowl

    Then using a microplane, freshly grate your garlic clove into the bowl.

    Adding horseradish to bowl

    Finish with the horseradish and fresh lemon juice, and a bit of salt and pepper to taste, then whisk until creamy and smooth.

    Healthy blue cheese dressing.

    Drizzle over a salad, or serve alongside some buffalo wings, and enjoy your Healthy Blue Cheese Dressing!

    Frequently Asked Questions:

    Is blue cheese healthy for you?

    Blue cheese is high in calcium, and is full of many other nutrients, compared to other cheeses.

    Is blue cheese heart healthy?

    Studies have shown that blue cheese is anti-inflammatory, and can help reduce cholesterol, making it good for heart health.

    How do I store homemade blue cheese dressing?

    Keep it in an airtight container for up to a week in the fridge.

    Healthy blue cheese dressing on salad.

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    Did you try this salad dressing? The next time you make it, snap a picture and share it to your socials! Tag @thelemonbowl and #thelemonbowl so we can admire and share your meal.

    Liz eating salad with healthy blue cheese dressing.

    No matter what you do, have fun with it and make it your own. Once you realize how easy and delicious homemade Healthy Blue Cheese Dressing is to make, you will never buy the jarred stuff again!

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    Healthy Blue Cheese Dressing 2

    Healthy Blue Cheese Dressing

    4.10 stars average
    This creamy blue cheese dressing takes just minutes to make and is completely guilt free.
    PREP: 5 mins
    TOTAL: 5 mins
    Servings: 4

    Ingredients
     

    • ¼ cup plain low fat yogurt
    • 1 ounce crumbled blue cheese
    • 2 tablespoons lemon juice
    • 1 clove garlic (grated)
    • ½ tablespoon horseradish
    • salt and pepper to taste

    Instructions
     

    • Combine all ingredients in a small bowl and whisk until smooth. Drizzle over salad greens or use as a dipping sauce for baked chicken wings.

    Notes

    For a thicker dressing, use Greek yogurt or reduce the amount of lemon juice.

    Nutrition

    Calories: 34kcalCarbohydrates: 1.6gProtein: 2.2gFat: 2.1gSaturated Fat: 1.3gPolyunsaturated Fat: 0.8gTrans Fat: 0gCholesterol: 6mgSodium: 78mgFiber: 0.1gSugar: 1g
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    Liz DellaCroce

    Liz Della Croce is the creator and author of The Lemon Bowl, a healthy food blog. Since 2010, Liz has been sharing delicious recipes that just so happen to be healthy. By using real ingredients with an emphasis on seasonality, Liz has built a growing audience of loyal readers who crave good food for their families. Click Here To Subscribe to my newsletter:

    30 Comments

    1. I think I am going to try this with buttermilk instead of yogurt…yogurt is a migraine trigger for me. Funny….blue cheese is also a big migraine trigger, but not for me…yay!!! BTW, I made your Schezuan Turkey and Green Beans twice in the last month and it was a big hit with the family. The first time I made it exactly as the recipe stated but the second time I made it with broccoli and it was also amazing!!

        1. Well….since you asked :) We loved the Brown Fried Rice with Chicken and Vegetables!! And the Slow Cooker Chicken Tikka Masala was a big hit too! I substituted light sour cream for the yogurt in that recipe. I also made the 5 Minute Wonton Soup but I wasn’t a fan of the texture of the wontons…maybe I cooked it too long??!! I am planning to make the M’Judra this weekend! I love following your website!!

          BTW, I have a niece who graduated from GVSU last spring and got a job in GR. She loves it there! (Her family and mine are from the suburbs of Detroit – Novi and Livonia). I told her to start following you on Instagram. A few days later she texted me saying that she saw you on TV!!! How fun is that!!

          1. Oh my goodness I’m so glad you tried all of those recipes!! And yes the wontons cook very quickly – just a minute or two and they are done. That’s so fun that your daughter saw me on TV!! Too cool!! Grand Rapids is a really cool and fun town. :) Thanks for sharing!

    2. Liz,
      Now that I’m finally emptying jam and jelly jars I have containers for making dressing again.
      I like to shake up all the ingredients and store the rest with a screw on cap.
      Since I just picked up blue cheese crumbles for my son to make his favorite super bowl dip–I’m set. Thanks!

    3. Love, love, love this picture of your little guy, Liz!! What a healthy, happy baby!!! 10 weeks already!! Time sure does fly!! You are blessed!! :-)

    4. Liz you have no idea how much I love blue cheese…anything! I always have a container in the fridge for salads, steaks…whatever. So this dressing is so happening {you know how I love making my own dressings!} … thanks for sharing, I’m so excited about this!

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