Healthy Blue Cheese Dip or Salad Dressing Made with Greek Yogurt

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Healthy Greek Yogurt Blue Cheese Dip has the creaminess and the sharp flavor you love, but it is lighter than the usual bottled dips or dressings. You only need six ingredients and a few minutes and you’ll be ready to dip your veggies. Or thin it out just a bit and it doubles as one of my favorite delicious easy gluten-free salad dressing recipes.

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Originally published on April 16, 2012. Post and photos updated on February 6, 2016.

A Healthier Blue Cheese Dip with Greek Yogurt

I LOVE blue cheese. There aren’t many things that aren’t made better by adding blue cheese. Grilled chicken salad or Strawberry, Bacon & Blue Cheese Wedge Salad, a black and blue steak, pizza, sandwiches, and even hot dogs. I could go on and on. 

But blue cheese dressing, well, yes, in concept, I love it. But most brands of blue cheese salad dressing in a bottle have these little, tiny granules of blue cheese which are totally not satisfying when you are craving that tangy flavor that you only get from nice, big crumbles. And let’s not even talk about all the preservatives and other ingredients that you can’t pronounce.

If you go to a restaurant that makes their own salad dressings, their versions are usually pretty darn delicious. But they, along with most recipes you’ll find, are loaded with lots of mayo or heavy cream or oil. Obviously, it’s perfectly fine to have on occasion, but not something I want to douse my salad with or dunk my veggies into on a daily basis.

And since I could practically eat it by the spoonful every day, I knew I had to come up with my own version – chunkier than the bottled stuff, lighter than the other homemade stuff, and definitely healthier and more protein-packed than both.

So I went to my old standby – Greek yogurt.

Greek Yogurt Blue Cheese Dressing or Dip in a bowl with veggies on a plate

Ingredients

  • Plain Greek yogurt: I usually use nonfat to keep it light, but you can use whole milk yogurt to make a keto blue cheese dressing.
  • Apple cider vinegar
  • Olive oil
  • Salt
  • Dry mustard
  • Cayenne pepper: Just a pinch gives these dressing a little zip, but you can omit it.
  • Crumbled blue cheese
a bowl of plain Greek yogurt surrounded by a measuring cup of blue cheese, a small bowl with salt, dry mustard, and cayenne pepper, a tablespoon of olive oil, and a small beaker of vinegar

How to Make Greek Yogurt Blue Cheese Dressing or Dip

All you need to do is stir together your Greek yogurt with all of the other ingredients except the blue cheese until it is smooth. Then gently stir in the blue cheese so it doesn’t break up too much.

This is thick enough to be a great dip for veggies, but it is equally yummy as a salad dressing. I like this consistency for spooning over a nice wedge salad, but you can always add a little more olive oil and/or apple cider vinegar to thin it out if you prefer.

Serving Suggestions

You can use it for veggie platters, wings, salads like this Strawberry Wedge Salad, and to cool off your favorite kicked up dishes.

A bowl of Greek Yogurt Blue Cheese Dip on a plate with carrots and cucumbers
Spoon dipping into a bowl of Greek Yogurt Blue Cheese Dressing
5 from 1 vote

Greek Yogurt Blue Cheese Dip or Salad Dressing

An easy and healthy way to make that favorite creamy salad dressing or dip for wings, veggies, or chips. Vegetarian, gluten free, and low carb.
Prep: 5 mins
Total: 5 mins
Servings: 4

Ingredients

Instructions

  • Combine all of the ingredients except the blue cheese in a bowl, and stir until well-mixed.
  • Gently stir in the blue cheese, so that you don’t completely break up the nice, large chunks.
  • Use for dipping veggies or put on top of a salad, on a sandwich, in a wrap…
Nutrition Facts
Greek Yogurt Blue Cheese Dip or Salad Dressing
Amount Per Serving (0.125 cup)
Calories 115 Calories from Fat 81
% Daily Value*
Fat 9g14%
Saturated Fat 4g20%
Cholesterol 14mg5%
Sodium 392mg16%
Potassium 43mg1%
Carbohydrates 1g0%
Sugar 1g1%
Protein 6g12%
Vitamin A 170IU3%
Calcium 122mg12%
Iron 0.1mg1%
* Percent Daily Values are based on a 2000 calorie diet.

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Enjoy!

17 Comments
    1. Brianne Cupcakes & Kale Chips

      Kathleen, the recipe has been updated with the nutritional information. Thank you for your patience!

  1. robin yniguez

    Just made this dressing. I didn’t have any cayenne pepper but OMG, it is soooo good! I love blue cheese dressing, when I am at a restaurant I always ask for extra dressing because there is no such thing as too much. Bottled dressings are never as good as restaurant dressings. Excited that I found a recipe that’s as good as any restaurant AND it’s also healthy since it’s yogurt. Yummiest ever!

  2. I hate blue cheese by itself, but oh man, I LOVE it in dip or dressing. Would it be weird to dip pears in this? Because I totally want to. 😀

    I heard that giving up citrus fruit can help clear your skin, so I tried that. Luckily, it didn’t work because I love lemon!

  3. This is the best idea I’ve seen lately 🙂
    I am a big blue cheese fan! But the storebought dressings freak me out—all that nasty stuff they add. Greek yogurt sounds like the perfect delivery system!

    1. Lisa, you are too sweet! I used to have a lot of storebought dressings, then switched to olive oil and balsamic vinegar because I didn’t like all of the junk in the bottles ones, but lately I have enjoyed making some homemade dressings. I love this because I can have nice, bug chunks of blue cheese.

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