- Dish type
- Salad dressing
This dressing has just three ingredients and without the expensive balsamic others use. If you don't know what to do with the left over creme fraiche you still have in the pot, it freezes well.
6 people made this
- 50g blue cheese, crumbled
- 2 tablespoons natural yoghurt
- 2 tablespoons creme fraiche
MethodPrep:5min ›Ready in:5min
- Combine the three ingredients and mix together till smooth. Serve on your favourite salad. Keeps for 1 week if covered and in the fridge.
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I really tried to like this recipe but didn't do it for me. As simple as this is of a recipe, I hate being super critical on the mechanics of it but I must. The recipe is to thick with the bleu cheese, it doesn't mix smooth at all unless you put it in a blender, in which is what I had to do. Then of course in breaking down the bleu cheese, the crème fraiche thickens to much. I had to double the batch in order to get my blender to even get the recipe smooth for such a small amount and then I ended up using 1/2 cup of milk to thin it down in order for it to pour. All the while I was totally disappointed as it was extremely bitter. Sorry, I won't be making this again.-24 Feb 2015
Simple Salad with Blueberries, Blue Cheese and Walnuts
How to make a simple salad of greens, blueberries, blue cheese, walnuts and a creamy homemade dressing. Jump to the Simple Salad with Blueberries, Blue Cheese and Walnuts or read on to see our tips for making it.
I know that buying the store-bought bottle of salad dressing is easy, but making your own dressing at home makes a better salad in the end. You get to control the acid and salt. I really love my oil to acid ratio — whether it is lemon or vinegar — to be higher on the acid side of things. That lets us add lots of extras to our salads like blue cheese and nuts without the salad feeling heavy.
For this salad, we go for a slightly sweetened creamy dressing. The acid is still kept high, but we balance it out a bit with some sour cream and strawberry jam. We’ve used jam before for homemade dressing — see our homemade strawberry balsamic dressing recipe.
As for the salad ingredients, you can add or take away what you like. I love crumbled cheese in salads — especially blue cheese, goat cheese or feta. The walnuts are nice and add a buttery crunch. You could always add some protein to this. Roasted shrimp or pan roasted chicken breast would be excellent.
YOU MAY ALSO LIKE: A mixture of lettuce, pasta, cool cucumber, red onion, olives and feta cheese is topped with a homemade creamy yogurt dressing. Jump to the Easy Greek Salad with a Creamy Yogurt Dressing.
Recipe updated, originally posted January 2010. Since posting this in 2010, we have tweaked the recipe to be more clear. – Adam and Joanne
Recipe tips for making the perfect keto blue cheese dressing:
- While you can use store-bought mayo as the base, try using our homemade keto mayonnaise! It&rsquos so delicious, nutritious, and low carb.
- I love using my Cuisinart Immersion Blender when making dressings like this bleu cheese. It really blends all of the ingredients together nicely without having to get out my bigger blender.
For this recipe, and other creamy dressings, I would not recommend using low fat mayonnaise. It provides a sweeter taste to the dressing than what we are going for.
While low fat sour cream can be used for creamy dressings, please note that the full fat version will provide a bolder flavor.
Homemade Garlic Blue Cheese Dressing Recipe
- Author: Alaina Wilson
- Prep Time: 20 minutes
- Cook Time: 0 minutes
- Total Time: 20 minutes
- Yield: 5 cups 1 x
- Category: Appetizer
- Cuisine: American
A super easy creamy Garlic Blue Cheese Dressing Recipe that goes great with a vegetable tray, wings, salad, & even crackers!
- 10 ounces of blue cheese crumbles
- One 15 ounce jar of mayo
- One 16 ounce container of sour cream
- 8 garlic cloves pressed (more or less to your liking)
- 1 tsp lemon Juice
- In a bowl combine sour cream, mayo, & lemon juice. Stir well.
- Use a garlic press to press peeled garlic cloves into the sour cream/mayo mixture.
- Gently fold the blue cheese crumbles into mixture.
- Let stand in the refrigerator for at least 2 hours to overnight to let the flavors meld. Serve with veggies, wings, crackers, or salad.
For convenience, I’ll use store bought blue cheese crumbles, which is usually packaged in 5 ounce containers so I use two. You can also crumble your own blue cheese if you desire.
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36 Easy Salad Dressing Recipes That Will Make You Skip Store-Bought
Southerners love their condiments. Though there are heated arguments over which regions&rsquo barbecue sauce is best and whether or not ranch belongs on pizza, we can all agree on one thing: When it comes to salad dressing, homemade is the way to go. If you think, &ldquoI don&rsquot have time for that!&rdquo let these easy salad dressing recipes speak for themselves. Tossing together a homemade vinaigrette before dinner makes such a big impact with only a few minutes of hands-on time. Whether you&rsquore craving a classic buttermilk ranch dressing or want to spice up your salad game with a jalapeño-lime vinaigrette, these salad dressing recipes will fit the bill for anything on the menu. Toss your favorite pasta salad with a bright lemon dressing or top grilled veggies with our summery basil vinaigrette. With these simple and flavorful homemade salad dressings, you&rsquoll pass right on by the condiment aisle at the grocery store.
While all types of blue cheese have a similarly salty, sweet, pungent flavor, each individual blue cheese has its own distinct characteristics. Some are really funky, some are sweet and mellow, others are extremely bold. The texture can range from creamy to crumbly. So how does each blue cheese get its own unique flavor and texture?
The type of mold added during the cheesemaking process affects the flavor and texture of the cheese. The molds added to blue cheese are derived from the genus Penicillium. The most widely used molds in blue-veined cheeses are Penicillium Roqueforti and Penicillium Glaucum. Most modern cheesemakers use commercially manufactured Penicillium cultures that are freeze-dried. Above and beyond mold cultures, the type of milk used (goat, sheep or cow), what the animals were eating before they were milked (grass, hay, clover, etc..) and the slightly different techniques used by each cheesemaker affect the flavor and texture of blue cheese.
How to make blue cheese dressing
- Combine. Combine the plain greek yogurt (or sour cream), mayo, blue cheese crumbles, vinegar or lemon juice, and garlic powder in a small bowl. Add more lemon juice or vinegar to taste, depending on how tart you like your dressing. Mix to blend the flavors. You can also add a Tablespoon of milk if you find it is too thick to use as a pourable dressing.
- Pour. You can use it immediately, however, it’s even better once it’s been kept in the fridge for at least a few hours. Any leftovers can be kept in the fridge in a mason jar with a lid until ready to use within a week.
Pro Tip: The recipe yields the amount perfect for 1 big salad or 4 wedge salads. Double the batch for more if you’re serving a crowd.
- Use as a dipping sauce for your favorite fresh cut veggies or chicken wings
- Serve alongside Crispy Chicken Tenders
- Top your favorite crispy green, Cobb, or wedge salad
- Drizzle on a buffalo chicken wrap
Double the recipe and store it in a jar. Keeps in the refrigerator for up to a week.
If you’ve made this Low-Fat Blue Cheese Salad Dressing, please give the recipe a star rating below and leave a comment letting me know how you liked it. And stay in touch on Pinterest, Facebook, Instagram and Twitter for the latest updates.
HOW CAN YOU SERVE THIS RECIPE?
There are plenty of ways to enjoy your homemade dressing! Try it:
- Alongside spicy chicken wings
- As a dipper for crudités
- On top of wedge salad
- As a spread on buffalo chicken sandwiches
If you&rsquove been skeptical of blue cheese dressing, give this recipe a try! I know that this homemade version will convert you and your family into blue cheese fans.