Creamy Blue Cheese Dip with Lemon and Chives


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 Dip 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. bloglily

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

    3:09 pm  Aug 13th, 2006
  2. rachel

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

    9:25 pm  Aug 13th, 2006
  3. Joe

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

    11:46 pm  Aug 13th, 2006
  4. Mae

    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…

    10:11 pm  Aug 13th, 2006
  5. jenjen

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

    7:28 am  Aug 14th, 2006
  6. Nicole

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

    9:08 am  Aug 14th, 2006
  7. Lizabeth

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

    11:30 am  Aug 14th, 2006
  8. Nicole

    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 😉

    11:43 am  Aug 14th, 2006
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  10. Claire

    This looks wonderful – you should start submitting recipes to the Root Source Challenge. You could win a cookbook, and chive entries are due today!

    10:24 am  Jun 3rd, 2008
  11. paul weise

    this would be great with my hot wing sweet potatoe fries that i haven’t developed yet!

    4:16 pm  Sep 1st, 2008
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  14. Kary

    Adding items to my shopping list today! I’ll be trying this on my Jamican Jerk spiced chicken breasts tonight as well as dipping my veggies in it:)

    12:12 pm  Feb 16th, 2009
  15. Ruxandra @ Gourmandelle

    This must be delicious!

    6:54 am  Jun 9th, 2013
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