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Blue Cheese Dip

Blue Cheese Dip


I wanted something to dip my fried mushrooms into and for some reason I kept coming back to a blue cheese dip. I was not quite sure if it would go with the curried fried mushrooms but it was the perfect excuse to enjoy some gorgonzola. I looked at a bunch of recipes for blue cheese dips and though a many of them had a lot more ingredients they all seemed to have a base of blue cheese, mayonnaise ans sour cream. Since I wanted to really enjoy the gorgonzola I decided to stick with this simple recipe though it did not take much to convince me to add some dill which is one of my favorite herbs. You could easily replace the dill with your favorite herb or leave it out completely. The dip is really easy to make, you just puree it in a food processor. You can leaves it as chunky as you like it or you can make it super smooth. I decided to leave it a bit chunkier so that I would get nice pieces of gorgonzola in it. The gorgonzola blue cheese dip turned out great! If you like blue cheese then this is the dip for you. The gorgonzola dip went well with the crispy curried fried mushrooms and the little dip that was left over disappeared quite quickly. (A finger and a tongue were not involved.) I wonder what else I coup enjoy this dip with?

Update: Replace the sour cream with butter milk to thin it out a bit and make it into an nice blue cheese dressing.

Blue Cheese Dip

(enough dip for 2-4 people)
Printable Recipe

Ingredients:
1/4 cup blue cheese (I used gorgonzola dolce, crumbled)
1/2 cup mayonnaise
1/2 cup sour cream
1 splash lemon juice
salt and pepper to taste
1 tablespoon dill (or other herb, chopped, optional)

Directions:
1. Mix everything until smooth.

Use with:
Curried Fried Mushrooms

Similar Recipes:
Blue Cheese Dressing
Tartar Sauce
Blue Cheese Cole Slaw
Blue Cheese Guacamole

37 comments:

cindy* said...

i love blue cheese! problem is, most of my friends do not...darn. this looks so tasty next to the mushrooms, yum!

Dana McCauley said...

Love the blue cheese dip! I filled triple thick burger patties with blue cheese today - so good!

Melissa said...

Blue cheese dip sound like it was a great idea!

Sharon said...

Must be honest, I have never tried blue cheese dip before. Now there is no reason not too!

chuck said...

I love chunky dips, they have a wonderful texture and you can really taste the cheese. Sometimes it's the simple recipes that are the best! Very nice Kevin!

Chris said...

Chunky blue cheese dip..to die for!

Cheryl said...

Love it, love it, love it!

Foodess said...

I looooooove blue cheese dip! If you have leftovers, you should make some baked buffalo wings. Or you could thin it out with some buttermilk and use it as dressing on a salad of mixed bitter greens, pears and walnuts. Yumm!

Paula said...

Mmmm, mmmm, good! Gorgonzola is my favorite veined cheese! This dip sounds wonderful! YUM!

Cakebrain said...

yikes, this looks too good! They would be perfect on my lap watching a hockey game...

Rosa's Yummy Yums said...

I love blue cheese dips! Your looks fantastic!

Cheers,

Rosa

Donna-FFW said...

I think it sounds perfect paired with the mushrooms, my children would love this dip with buffalo wings..

Debbie said...

I think this would go great with the flavor of the curried mushrooms. Great choice....

Daziano said...

Hmmm, yummy!!! Of course I loved you used gorgonzola!

Culinary Cory said...

I love blue cheese and how simple your dip is. I'm also still amazed at how golden brown your mushroom are in the photos.

Elra said...

Delicious blue cheese dip Kevin. Perfect for a large gathering too, and I am sure it become a hit!
Cheers,
Elra

Cathy - wheresmydamnanswer said...

What a great dip and I can tell these 2 will be great friends!!

Dawn said...

I love blue cheese dip! Oh man, it's so fattening and I eat way too much of it, just like doughnuts.

Not Another Omnivore said...

Blue cheese was what I lived for before I started this vegan quest! Great photo as always!

NAOmni

Bellini Valli said...

One of my favourite restaurants serves a blue cheese dip with yam fries. Mmmmmm!!

lisa (dandysugar) said...

Ooh, I love blue cheese! Sound delicious as a dip! Super tasty!

Pam said...

I can't believe that I've never had a blue cheese dip.

Lori Lynn said...

Buffalo chicken wings, no?

My Carolina Kitchen said...

Blue cheese and fried mushrooms. You can't get any better than this. Great photo too.
Sam

Chef Fresco said...

Yum! Blue cheese is my favorite!

pepsakoy said...

Both look so good ! I love mushroom and dip..though never try them in the forms you've made, so tempting !

Thanks for your visit and comments on my blog anyway..I'm very appreciated !

Carrie said...

Oh this looks yum! I use blue cheese salad dressing but that's not always on hand! Thanks for sharing! Can't wait to try!

Anonymous said...

You asked what else it could be used for?...Baked potato, french fries, onion rings, spread for crackers, raw vegggie dips, the possibilities are endless.

Sara said...

Your dip looks great! I love blue cheese.

Creative Rhetorics said...

This will sound strange, but I think it would be good with dried banana chips. I remember a commentator on The Splendid Table talking about combining bleu cheese and banana, and that has become one of my favorite sandwiches.

Jan said...

That blue cheese dip of yours looks good!

pigpigscorner said...

What a wonderful dip! I can eat it with everything!

Helene said...

I love your blog for all of the great recipes and ideas Kevin.

MaryBeth said...

I love blue cheese dip, I never knew it would be so easy to make at home. Looks great and I bet it would taste great with some celery or chicken strips..

lisaiscooking said...

Another use could be blue cheese dip on celery with cayenne sprinkled on top. Looks delicious!

laurel said...

I bet this would be yummy on a good grilled steak or burger (but I think I'd leave out the dill if I used it on the grilled beef--just my personal preference). I can also imagine some sweet potato french fries with this. Just discovered your site. And, as a fellow traveler on the quest for wonderful things to concoct,it looks like you're really having fun discovering your inner chef. My next project--homemade tamales with salsa verde. Just bought the chilies, corn husks, tomatilloes, masa, etc. yesterday. Can't wait for the week-end!! Bon appetit et bonne chance!

Anonymous said...

Try this dip with pear slices! Gorgonzola is SO good with pears.

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