Blue Cheese-Greek Yogurt Dressing with Honey & Sriracha

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I just refuse to buy bottled dressings anymore. Once in a while I fall victim to nice packaging and appealing sounding combinations, but am always disappointed when I get home and try it. There is no bottled dressing that tastes as good as homemade.

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Growing up I never ate salad dressing. Never. The main offering in our house was french dressing which I found super gross. This was early 80’s – the balsamic phase hadn’t hit the area we lived in. And my mother, you made many valiant attempts to ensure we got our fruits and vegetables into our diet, would serve salad with dinner every night. I would drink many glasses of water to choke down a few pieces of iceberg lettuce and make a big scene complaining. As a mom now, I can’t imagine how annoying I was. At least I am aware of where my little girl gets her penchant for the dramatics. Me.

I started eating and enjoying salads in college. And that is where my love affair with blue cheese dressing started – but it was not delivered via salad. It was our go-to drunk eating delivery order of chicken fingers, fries, hot sauce and blue cheese dressing. I lived in a sorority house for a few years and there was bound to be an order of that coming in every weekend night to someone or another.

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Clearly, my almost 40 yr old self can’t quite throw down an order of that now and not severely pay for it both via scale and heart burn. But, using some fat free greek yogurt dressing as the base completely revamps it.

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Matty and Emilie loved it. Will can’t approach vegetables without losing his marbles so he was not a viable candidate to try it. We used this as salad dressing and as dip for crudite. I definitely find a direct relation to having a freshly made salad dressing in the fridge and veggie consumption for all of us. I also had a delicious meal of rotisserie chicken dipped in this. Reminiscent of those fine college meals.

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Blue Cheese-Greek Yogurt Dressing with Honey & Sriracha
Ingredients
  • 1/2 cup 0% greek yogurt
  • 1/2 cup crumbled blue cheese
  • 1/4 cup buttermilk
  • juice of 1 lemon (start with half of lemon then add more to taste)
  • 1 teaspoon of honey
  • 1/4 teaspoon sriracha
  • 1/4 teaspoon sea salt or Maldon salt
  • lots of ground black pepper
Instructions
  1. Combine all ingredients in a bowl. Adjust lemon, salt and pepper to your taste. You can also make it hotter with more sriracha of course…
Serving size: 2 Tablespoons Calories: 45 Fat: 2.5 Carbohydrates: 2.2 Sugar: 1.8 Sodium: 134.9 Fiber: 0 Protein: 3.5

 

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