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{lightened up} Garlic Blue Cheese Dressing

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We bought a five-pound bag of buffalo chicken wings from Costco to eat during the Super Bowl. I don’t eat wings a lot but I love them. There’s a nearby pizza place that has awesome rocket wings that they serve with a homemade ranch dressing.

It seems like there are mainly two camps of buffalo wing people: those who gravitate toward ranch dressing and blue cheese fans. I actually really like both but tend to choose ranch. If blue cheese dressing isn’t homemade I’m usually not a fan and typically, in my experience, restaurants serve bottled blue cheese dressing.

During the Super Bowl (yawn) I dipped my wings in a Cilantro Lime Ranch Sauce I’d made because I needed to use up cilantro and didn’t have the ingredients to make blue cheese dressing. It was probably not the best combo of flavors and not something I would necessarily recommend though the sauce alone was really quite good. Sis ate it on salad.

With half the bag of wings leftover, we decided to go with  blue cheese dressing. I of course insisted on making it. I have a really good recipe I’ve used before but I wanted to make a healthier dressing this time around. So I scouted various recipes and kind of came up with my own. I added garlic to it because in my opinion garlic makes everything taste better. This recipe makes a very thick and chunky dipping sauce. If you’d like it thinner, go ahead and add some milk or buttermilk.

The below recipe is approximate because I eye-balled the ingredients a bit. (Though I did use an entire 6-ounce chunk of blue cheese.) In my opinion, you should make a dressing or dip that’s to your taste by playing around with the amounts of the ingredients, and this may take some trial and error.

With dips, I typically like to make them the day before to allow the flavors to meld. This recipe was no exception. You can mix this up right before serving, but I think you’ll find it tastes better the next day.

ingredients.

  • 5 oz avocado or olive oil mayo
  • 5 oz greek yogurt
  • 5 to 6 oz blue cheese, crumbled
  • 1 garlic clove, minced
  • 1/2 lemon, juiced
  • salt and pepper, to taste

directions.

  1. In mason jar, add all ingredients and shake thoroughly until ingredients are evenly distributed. Alternatively, mix all ingredients together in a bowl or other container.
  2. Try to let chill at least 4 hours, overnight is preferable.

I think this recipe is a winner. While Sis and I ate the dip with buffalo wings, Dad dipped a few crackers in it and exclaimed, “Man, you could patent that stuff!”

Recipe rating: 

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