Recipe: Blue Cheese and Basil Salad Dressing

We all have weaknesses.

My weakness is blue cheese served with the crusts from a loaf of fresh French bread. I don’t eat the soft, cloud-like middle of the bread, I only eat the crust – with a spread of blue cheese. Clearly I have a blue cheese and French bread crust problem and I need some intervention.

I need a plan – a blue cheese fix without all the calories.

Maybe I should chop a plate of fresh vegetables to replace the crusty French bread, and whip up a blue cheese salad dressing recipe to dip them in. Sounds boring compared to my guilty pleasure, doesn’t it?

Blue Cheese and Basil Dressing with Vegetables

Blue Cheese and Basil Salad Dressing with Vegetables

Yes, it does.

What if I serve my dressing as a sauce on a chicken wrap with the veggies on the side?

Blue Cheese and Basil Dressing

Now I’ve satisfied my blue cheese craving with an entire meal I can feel good about eating. No regrets –  I’m truly happy.

Healthy cooking tip . . .

Replacing the high fat mayonnaise used in creamy salad dressings with low fat plain yogurt or low fat cottage cheese reduces calories, and adds nutrition in the form of calcium and protein.

Blue Cheese and Basil Salad Dressing
  • ½ cup blue cheese , crumbled
  • ½ cup low fat cottage cheese
  • 1 tablespoon olive oil
  • 1 tablespoon lemon juice
  • ¼ cup water
  • 2 large basil leaves
  1. Combine ingredients in a blender and puree. Chill before serving.
Nutrition Information
Serving size: 8


Servings: 8
Amount Per Serving
Calories: 55, Weight Watchers Points Plus 1
Total Fat: 4.08g
Cholesterol: 6mg
Sodium: 175mg
Total Carbs: 0.73g
Dietary Fiber: 0.02g
Sugars: 0.48g
Protein: 3.58g

The statements made here are strictly my opinion and are not meant to replace medical advice from your physician. Please see disclaimer for further details. Nutrition information is compiled with MacGourmet. If you find discrepancies, please let me know. It’s important to  me that I provide you with accurate information.

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    • says

      That’s the problem. I’m not disciplined at all when it comes to blue cheese and French bread. I could eat the whole container by myself. Enjoy your week. :)

  1. says

    Looks good Kristie. I’m a big blue cheese fan also, and think there’s nothing better than pairing Maytag Blue with slices of pear. And then dipping sticks of celery into my homemade blue cheese dressing. I must give your version a try.

    • says

      Ha! Loving tailgating with you. My son’s high school team made it to the playoffs, so I’m sure I’ll be posting more recipes. Have a good week. :)

  2. says

    I’m with you on blue cheese. Anytime I go to a dinner party I have to avoid all of the delicious blue cheeses laid out before I devour them all. Love the idea of doing a sandwich spread/dip to give me that flavor.

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