Healthy Homemade Greek Yogurt Blue Cheese Dressing

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Forget the store-bought salad dressing and make your own Greek yogurt blue cheese dressing. This homemade blue cheese dressing recipe is made with just a few simple ingredients. It’s fresh, healthy, packed with protein, and super creamy.

greek yogurt blue cheese dressing in a jar with a salad

Making your own blue cheese dressing is so easy, and the added bonus is that it’s significantly healthier for you. Unlike store-bought salad dressings packed with artificial additives, this homemade version is not only superior in flavor, but also is free overly processed ingredients. It’s a dressing that any blue cheese lover will enjoy.

Greek yogurt is the foundation of this creamy blue cheese dressing and not only does it add a level of smoothness, it also adds a zesty flavor. Just like it does in this caramelized onion dip recipe.

🤍Why you will love this recipe

  • It’s an easy recipe to make with basic ingredients that you probably already have in your kitchen.
  • This is a healthier version of blue cheese dressing made with healthy Greek yogurt that’s packed with protein.
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What you will need to make homemade blue cheese dressing

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Ingredients

🛒Ingredients

  • Plain Greek Yogurt
  • Milk
  • Fresh lemon Juice
  • Blue cheese
  • Fresh garlic 
  • Sea salt and pepper to taste

🥄Equipment

How to make creamy Greek yogurt blue cheese dressing

Prepare the ingredients: Squeeze the fresh lemon juice, and chop or crush the garlic cloves.

blue cheese dressing ingredients in a mixing bowl

Add all of the ingredients to a mixing bowl. Use a spoon, fork or whisk and mix all of the ingredients together.

Ingredient notes and substitutions

The full list of ingredients to make this tangy blue cheese dressing recipe is above. Below are notes about some of the ingredients, along with ideas for substitutes.

Greek yogurt – I like to use full fat or reduced fat plain Greek yogurt to make this zesty blue cheese dressing. The smooth blend of the yogurt is the perfect foundation for the dressing’s texture. I do not recommend non-fat Greek yogurt as it may not be thick creamy enough.

Greek yogurt can be replaced with an equal amount of Icelandic yogurt which is very similar in texture and flavor.

Blue cheese – Select the best blue cheese that you can find from your local grocery store cheese shop.

Use a wedge of blue cheese, not packaged blue cheese crumbles, they are not as fresh and as good quality as a wedge of blue cheese.

There are several varieties of blue cheese, choose your favorite of blue cheese to make this delicious dressing.

Fresh garlic– I prefer to use fresh minced or crushed garlic when I make homemade salad dressing, and it can be replaced with 1/4 teaspoon of garlic powder.

Lemon juice – adds brightness to this homemade dressing. It can be substituted with an equal amount of apple cider vinegar or white wine vinegar.

an overhead view of blue cheese dressing with a salad

How to store leftovers

This creamy dressing will last in the refrigerator in an airtight container for a week.

How to serve homemade blue cheese dressing

Blue cheese dressing tastes great with a classic wedge salad or your favorite salad. It also tastes great as a dipping sauce for buffalo cauliflower bites, buffalo wings, buffalo chicken egg rolls, air-fried mushroom fries, air fryer buffalo chicken tenders, raw veggies, or drizzled on buffalo chicken potato nachos.

Variations

Add fresh herbs – add some freshness to this dressing and add any combination of chopped herbs such as fresh parsley, basil thyme, oregano, dill, or chives.

Sweet blue cheese dressing – Balance the sharpness of blue cheese with a touch of sweetness. Drizzle a small amount of honey or maple syrup into the dressing.

Smoky dressing – Add a touch of smokiness by adding a hint of smoked paprika.

💡Tips

  • This dressing has a thicker consistency. If you prefer a thinner dressing stir in a little more milk, buttermilk, or water. You can also add some white wine vinegar for a little tang.
  • If the dressing is too thin, thicken it up by adding a little more yogurt.
  • This dressing tastes much better after it has been in the fridge for a few hours. If you have the time, make this dressing ahead of time and refrigerate it so that the flavors blend together.
what is the best type of blue cheese to use to make blue cheese dressing?

There are several varieties of blue cheese, choose one that you like the taste of. Danish and American blue cheese is milder and more balanced; try these if you are looking for a more mild flavor. Gorgonzola, Stilton, and Roquefort have a stronger flavor and are great choices for a bolder blue cheese dressing. Try making this dressing with different bleu cheese varieties and compare the flavor.

Can you use sour cream instead of Greek yogurt to make this homemade dressing?

Yes, you can use sour cream, which tastes very similar to Greek yogurt but it does not have all of the health benefits that are in Greek yogurt.

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Homemade Blue Cheese Dressing

Blue cheese dressing made with Greek Yogurt is fresh, creamy and delicious. Serve it on your favorite salad or enjoy it with raw veggies
Prep Time: 5 minutes
Cook Time: 10 minutes

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Course: Sauce and Salsa Recipes
Cuisine: American
Keyword: Greek yogurt blue cheese dressing
Servings: 8 People
Calories: 53kcal
Author: Anne
Scale this Recipe 8 People

Ingredients

  • 3/4 cup Greek yogurt
  • 3 tablespoons milk
  • 1 teaspoon fresh squeezed lemon juice
  • 1 clove crushed garlic
  • 3 ounces of blue cheese

Instructions

  • Add all of the ingredients to a small mixing bowl.
  • Use a fork or a wooden spoon, mash the blue cheese into crumbles and combine it with the other ingredients.

Notes

For best results store the dressing in the refrigerator for at least an hour before serving.
Store leftover dressing in the refrigerator for up to a week.
See the article above for tips and suggestions.

Nutrition

Serving: 11/8 cup | Calories: 53kcal | Carbohydrates: 1g | Protein: 4g | Fat: 3g | Saturated Fat: 2g | Polyunsaturated Fat: 0.1g | Monounsaturated Fat: 1g | Trans Fat: 0.001g | Cholesterol: 10mg | Sodium: 131mg | Potassium: 64mg | Fiber: 0.01g | Sugar: 1g | Vitamin A: 91IU | Vitamin C: 0.4mg | Calcium: 85mg | Iron: 0.1mg

Nutrition information provided is an estimate and can vary based on cooking methods and ingredients used

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3 Comments

  1. I needed this in the midst of this pandemic. I didn’t want to go out just for a bottle of dressing. I thought I have all the ingredients. So I searched pinterest and found your pin. I’m glad I did. It’s taste really good and WW point friendly.
    Thanks, GinaP

  2. I needed this in the midst of this pandemic. I didn’t want to go out just for a bottle of dressing. I thought I have all the ingredients. So I searched pinterest and found your pin. I’m glad I did. It’s taste really good and WW point friendly.
    I will be making the buffalo cauliflower that you have here next.
    I reposted to include the rating.