Pungent blue cheese and tangy Greek Yogurt flavor this oil-free avocado based dressing that can also be used as a sauce. JUMP TO RECIPE
Blue Cheese Greek Yogurt Avocado Dressing is a rich and creamy oil-free dressing that will turn the most mundane of greens into a stellar salad. If you like blue cheese but are sometimes put off by how strong it is, this dressing is for you! Not only do the Greek Yogurt and avocado lend a luxurious texture to this dressing, but they mellow out the pungency of the blue cheese so the taste is smoother, without the sharp notes that are sometimes characteristic of classic blue cheese dressing. I love serving this dressing on wedges salads, as pictured, but it also makes a fabulous sauce for vegetables, meat, and seafood.
The first time I made Blue Cheese Greek Yogurt Avocado Dressing I used my immersion blender – a handy tool that’s awesome for making soups, mayonnaise, and all kinds of sauces – but the consistency of this dressing is so thick that it didn’t thoroughly blend all of the ingredients, so I switched over to my food processor and was able to get the silky, smooth consistency I was after. I own and love the Breville Sous Chef Food Processor, which is a rather high-end appliance, but almost any food processor you use, even basic models like this one, will get the job done just fine.
One of the reasons I avoid buying salad dressing at the grocery store is because most of these bottled dressings are made with soybean oil or canola oil, factory refined oils that are thought to cause widespread inflammation in the body. For this reason, I always prefer to make my own salad dressings and use either olive oil or avocado oil. The nice thing about Blue Cheese Greek Yogurt Avocado Dressing is that it sidesteps the whole oil issue entirely and uses avocado instead. Avocados are loaded with fiber and healthy fats, and contain more potassium than bananas!
Blue Cheese Greek Yogurt Avocado Dressing is best eaten the day it’s made as it will discolor slightly if stored in the fridge for more than a day. If you’d like to see other healthy salad dressings check out: Kefir Avocado Basil Dressing, Blue Cheese Rosemary Greek Yogurt Dressing, and Avocado Kefir Caesar Salad Dressing.
If you make Blue Cheese Greek Yogurt Avocado Dressing don’t forget to snap a pic and tag me over on Instagram @QueenofMyKitchen. I’d love to see your creation!
- ½ cup (2 ounces) blue cheese
- 5 ounces avocado, from a medium avocado (see notes)
- ¼ cup (57 grams) plain, full-fat, Greek yogurt
- 2 tablespoons white balsamic vinegar
- 1 clove of garlic
- 1 tablespoon Herbs de Provence or other savory seasoning
- ½ teaspoon maple syrup
- ¼ teaspoon salt
- ¼ teaspoon pepper
- Combine all ingredients in the work bowl of a food processor and process until smooth.
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Not a big deal, but wanted to let you know that, with respect to Gorgonzola cheese (a blue cheese), the following is correct: 2 oz = 50g = about 1/4 cup
Hi Moika – 1/2 cup is closer to 2 ounces. I always go by what’s on the package of blue cheese. In this case, Stella brand finely crumbled blue cheese (according to it’s nutrition facts label) is 28 grams per 1/4 cup which equates to about 2 ounces per 1/2 cup. I also verified this with a couple of other web sources. Here is one https://www.cooksinfo.com/blue-cheeses.