I had a tiny bit of leftover blue cheese sitting in my fridge that I needed to use up, so I started thinking about what I could do with it. I hate when I have to throw things out because they expire before I can use them. I had some carrots, celery, and red bell pepper, so I decided to make a veggie dip to serve with them.
The type of blue cheese used in this will impact the flavor of this dip. I happened to have an America-made Gorgonzola on hand, so that’s what I used. If you have a favorite blue cheese variety, then use what you like.
In a small bowl (maybe not this small), add a cup of plain non-fat greek yogurt, one tablespoon light mayo, 1 1/2 tablespoons of Frank’s Hot Sauce, 1/4 teaspoon of smoked paprika, one minced shallot, two tablespoons of blue cheese crumbles, and one tablespoon of finely chopped cilantro. The blue cheese, hot sauce, and mayo all have salt, so I didn’t need to add any.
- 1 cup plain non-fat greek yogurt
- 1 tbsp light mayo
- 2 tbsp blue cheese crumbles , such as Gorgonzola
- 1 shallot , minced
- 1 1/2 tbsp Franks Red Hot Sauce
- 1/4 teaspoon smoked paprika
- 1 tbsp finely chopped cilantro
Place all ingredients into a bowl and mix to combine. Cover and refrigerate for at least one hour prior to serving to allow flavors a chance to combine.