Blue Cheese Chive Dip goes with apples, crackers, pears and dried apricots. I love sweet and salty combos and this dip recipe is one of my favorites!
The book was good so I spent the weekend reading. Guess I should have been cooking. I was supposed to bring a light appetizer to my book group. Oops!
I didn’t have time to run to the store so started a pantry search. The snow had finally melted so I could see the chives were about 4-inches tall. So that’s where I started…hmmm…what goes with chives?
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I used what I had on hand: blue cheese, Parmesan, cottage cheese and plain yogurt. The cottage cheese and yogurt add thickness plus tangy flavors but much less fat than cream cheese, but best of all, they add protein and calcium. Many cheeses can be blended into dips and spreads like this Fromage Fort.
A healthy dip recipe
This dip is much healthier than most creamy dips, but no one will notice. Most American women fall short on calcium so this was just what my fellow book clubbers need! More than that, they agreed it tasted great. Shhh…I didn’t even tell them it was good for them.
Blue Cheese Chive Dip recipe
For dippers I thought: What goes with blue cheese?
- apple slices
- pear slices
- dried apricots
- whole-grain crackers and pretzels
FYI: The pear and dried apricots were the first to go off the plate.
Though you could also top a burger or steak.
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Blue Cheese Chive Dip
A great spring recipe when chives are growing. Blue cheese pairs well with apples and pears so serve with sliced fruit. Other dippers could be whole-grain crackers, cucumber slices and celery sticks.
- Prep Time: 10 minutes
- Total Time: 10 minutes
- Yield: 1 cup 1x
- Category: Appetizer
- Cuisine: American
- 2 tablespoons fresh chives
- 1 tablespoon olive oil
- 1/3 cup blue cheese
- 1/4 cup Parmesan cheese
- 1/4 cup cottage cheese
- 2 tablespoons plain yogurt
- dash red chile flakes
- Combine all ingredients is food processor. Blend until smooth.
- Serving Size: 2 tablespoons
- Calories: 60
Keywords: cheese dip