Sunday, July 8, 2012

Low Fat Blue Cheese Dressing

It's been a long time since I've posted anything. Life has been quite hectic lately. We're moving to Portland (yah!) and I may have mentioned, I'm getting married (double yah!). But all of these things happening at the same time, have led to a very busy last few months, and my poor foray into food blogging got pushed to the wayside. But, I'm back on track. I've got all sorts of recipes up my sleeve that I'm dying to try out and I have plenty of posts for the future. 

All that being said, I am trying to be healthier than I usually am. It is, after all summertime, and I do have to fit into a wedding dressin 11 weeks (wow 11 weeks!!!), so this is my first attempt at incorporating greek yogurt into my cooking. I've been hearing about the wonder that is greek yogurt for some time now, but haven't had the guts to try it out. Boy, I have been missing out! 

I have an obsession with blue cheese dressing. All my attempts at being healthy are often ruined by my obsession with blue cheese dressing. I'll try and be healthy and have a salad for lunch, but then drench the poor healthy beautiful green lettuce in blue cheese dressing. My healthy, low calorie lunch turns into a calorie-laden bowl of delicious blue cheese dressing. Carrots, let's dip those in blue cheese too. Celery, broccoli, peas, you name all tastes so much yummier with blue cheese dressing. 

So my first attempt at merging my love of rich, delicious calorie laden food with greek yogurt had to come in the form of blue cheese dressing. I can't even begin to tell you how good it is. It doesn't taste low calorie at all! It still has all of the rich and intense flavors of blue cheese but without all those horrible calories. I am officially a fan of greek yogurt, especially if all those other substitutions I've been reading about turn out just as delicious as this. Apparently I can have my cake, (excuse me blue cheese dressing) and eat it too! 

I hope you enjoy it as much as I did! 

Low Fat Blue Cheese Dressing

1/2  Cup Crumbled Blue Cheese 
1 Cup Low Fat Greek Yogurt
Juice of 1 Lemon
2 Tblsp white vinegar
Black Pepper to Taste
Drizzle of Honey
1/2 Tsp Crushed Garlic


Combine blue cheese, yogurt, lemon juice and white vinegar in a food processor (or bowl) and mix thoroughly. Make sure the dressing tastes like blue cheese. Once thoroughly combined season with garlic and black pepper and drizzle a little bit of honey to sweeten slightly. 

If your dressing is too thick just add about a tablespoon of water to the dressing and continue to do so till you reach your desired consistency. Poor over salads, dip your veggies and enjoy! 

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