Feeling Blue?


For as long as I can remember I have loved blue cheese! Even as a kid, it was my favorite salad dressing whether it was creamy or dry crumbled with a vinaigrette. I can remember coming home from school and fixing a bowl of blue cheese crumbles, vinegar and oil then dipping carrots in it.

Now that I’m older, I’ve discovered lots of new ways to eat blue cheese but I still love it on salads and I still like to dip my carrots in it for an afternoon snack. Here’s a dip I made up yesterday just for that purpose. The chives weren’t added until this morning when I went outside to water my plants and realized I hadn’t used any fresh chives for a while. I think they made the dip 10 times better!

Creamy Blue Cheese with Lemon and Chives

1/4 C. mayonnaise
4 oz. blue cheese
1/2 C. sour cream
1/4 C. plain yogurt
juice of one lemon
1/4 t. garlic powder
1/4 t. onion powder
1/2-1 t. salt (start with lesser amount)
fresh ground pepper to taste (I like a lot)
1 T. fresh snipped chives

In a small bowl, mash together blue cheese and mayonnaise with a fork. Stir in remaining ingredients. Taste and season with additional salt and pepper if desired. Best if refrigerated for several hours. Stir once more before serving.

Good with vegetables, chips or as a salad dressing. Enjoy!

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  1. 1
    bloglily Says:

    Lovely recipe, wonderful site! (I found you through the BestBlog related tags feature.) Looking forward to visiting often. Best, BL

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    rachel Says:

    That looks great! I like to dip my french fries in blue cheese.

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    Mae Says:

    It’s my favourite dressing too!!! Thanks for the recipe. I will most definitely try this as it looks and sound so delicious.

    I love blue cheese sauce drizzled on a southern fried chicken breasts. Try it and let me know if you like it too. 🙂

    I have the same colour serving plates as yours which i use for parties…

  4. 4
    Joe Says:

    I like the idea of a homemade blue cheese sauce – this looks great!

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    jenjen Says:

    that photograph looks so inviting.
    I’ve jus discovered your blog, its beautiful I will definitely be coming back for more salivations!

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    Nicole Says:

    Thanks everyone 🙂 Rachel I like my fries in Blue cheese too! Mae, the fried chicken breasts drizzled with blue cheese sound wonderful!

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    Lizabeth Says:

    Your pictures are amazing and your recipes are SOOOOO tempting! What do you use to photograph and are you a professional photographer? Beautiful page!

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    Nicole Says:

    Thanks so much for the compliments Lizabeth. My camera is a Canon EOS digital Rebel (The original 6.3 megapixel version). I’m still using the lens that came with the camera and I’m still working on learning all of the camera settings. I am definitely not a professional and it’s only been within the last few weeks that I’ve really become obsessed with food photography! The main thing that has made my photos better lately is I started using a tripod and natural light instead of a flash. I also take many many photos until I get one I like 😉

  9. […] for fun, here are a few more easy Pinch My Salt recipes that also use chives:  Creamy Blue Cheese Dip with Lemon and Chives,  Cheddar Chive and Sour Cream Omelette, and Sour Cream, Cheddar and Chive Biscuits.  […]

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