Blue Cheese always reminds me of my mom. We never had blue cheese at home because she was the only one who liked it... but on the rare occasion that we'd get to go out to a restaurant, mom would always order a salad with bleu cheese dressing. Over the years, I've come to love it and I'm especially in love with the Smokey Blue Cheese from Rogue Creamery in Central Point, Oregon. You can usually find it at most Whole Foods locations. It runs about $9 for about 4 ounces. Yes, a little expensive for a dip but whoa... it is good. You can use whatever blue cheese you like- this is the best all-purpose, non-Ranch dip I know for chicken wings, veggies, and crackers.
CHUNKY BLUE CHEESE DIP
Difficulty: Easy Category: Party Food
Prep Time: 5 minutes Cook Time: non-cook recipe
½ cup chopped shallots
2 teaspoons minced garlic
3 Tablespoon lemon juice
¼ teaspoon lemon zest
2 cups Greek yogurt (you can sub sour cream if you don't like yogurt)
8 ounces (1 cup) Blue Cheese (okay to use crumbles)
2 teaspoons kosher salt
½ teaspoon cracked black pepper
1Tablespoon minced chives
Add everything but chives to food processor. Pulse to combine. Pour into a bowl. Garnish with chives. Serve with veggies, chicken wings, chips, or crackers.
Yield: 2 cups