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
- 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)
- Mix everything until smooth.
Curried Fried Mushrooms
Blue Cheese Dressing
Blue Cheese Cole Slaw
Blue Cheese Guacamole
i love blue cheese! problem is, most of my friends do not…darn. this looks so tasty next to the mushrooms, yum!
Dana McCauley says
Love the blue cheese dip! I filled triple thick burger patties with blue cheese today – so good!
Blue cheese dip sound like it was a great idea!
Must be honest, I have never tried blue cheese dip before. Now there is no reason not too!
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!
Chunky blue cheese dip..to die for!
Love it, love it, love it!
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!
Mmmm, mmmm, good! Gorgonzola is my favorite veined cheese! This dip sounds wonderful! YUM!
yikes, this looks too good! They would be perfect on my lap watching a hockey game…
Rosa's Yummy Yums says
I love blue cheese dips! Your looks fantastic!
I think it sounds perfect paired with the mushrooms, my children would love this dip with buffalo wings..
I think this would go great with the flavor of the curried mushrooms. Great choice….
Hmmm, yummy!!! Of course I loved you used gorgonzola!
Culinary Cory says
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.
Delicious blue cheese dip Kevin. Perfect for a large gathering too, and I am sure it become a hit!
Cathy - wheresmydamnanswer says
What a great dip and I can tell these 2 will be great friends!!
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 says
Blue cheese was what I lived for before I started this vegan quest! Great photo as always!
Bellini Valli says
One of my favourite restaurants serves a blue cheese dip with yam fries. Mmmmmm!!
lisa (dandysugar) says
Ooh, I love blue cheese! Sound delicious as a dip! Super tasty!
I can’t believe that I’ve never had a blue cheese dip.
Lori Lynn says
Buffalo chicken wings, no?
My Carolina Kitchen says
Blue cheese and fried mushrooms. You can’t get any better than this. Great photo too.
Chef Fresco says
Yum! Blue cheese is my favorite!
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 !
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!
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.
Your dip looks great! I love blue cheese.
Creative Rhetorics says
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.
That blue cheese dip of yours looks good!
What a wonderful dip! I can eat it with everything!
I love your blog for all of the great recipes and ideas Kevin.
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..
Another use could be blue cheese dip on celery with cayenne sprinkled on top. Looks delicious!
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!
Try this dip with pear slices! Gorgonzola is SO good with pears.