Healthy Blue Cheese Dressing

4.10 stars average

This creamy blue cheese dressing takes just minutes to make and is completely guilt free.

Prep Time5 minutes
Total Time5 minutes

Adding healthy blue cheese dressing to salad

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!


  • 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.

More Healthy Salad Dressings:

Eat It, LIke It, Share It!

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!

Your fork is waiting.

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 minutes
TOTAL: 5 minutes
Servings: 4


  • 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


  • 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.


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


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

30 thoughts on “Healthy Blue Cheese Dressing”

  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. Corry Oosterhouse

    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!

Leave a Comment

Your email address will not be published. Required fields are marked *

Your feedback is important to us. Rate what you thought of this.

This site uses Akismet to reduce spam. Learn how your comment data is processed.