Tuesday, August 30, 2011

Chunky Blue Cheese & Yogurt Dip



As many of you know...I am a HUGE Ina Garten fan!  Her recipes always have simple yet delicious recipes and this dip is no exception!  Full of bold flavors...I would have never missed the sour cream and excessive mayo that a traditional blue cheese dip calls for.  The Greek yogurt definitely adds a great tang!

Recipe from Barefoot Contessa's How Easy is That?
  • 1/4 cup finely chopped shallot
  • 1 t minced garlic
  • 2 T freshly squeezed lemon juice
  • 7 ounces {just less than a cup} Greek-style yogurt
  • 1/2 cup good mayo {I used lite}
  • 4 ounces {half cup} sharp Gorgonzola {blue cheese works as well}, crumbled
  • 5 dashes Tobasco sauce, or to taste
  • 1 t kosher salt
  • 1/2 t freshly ground black pepper
  • 3 T minced fresh chives
  • Crackers or veggies for dipping
Place the shallot, garlic, lemon juice, yogurt mayonnaise, Gorgonzola, Tobasco, salt and pepper in the bowl of a food processor fitted with a steel blade {I used a mini one...perfect size}.  Pulse the processor about 12 times, until the mixture is almost smooth but still a bit chunky.  Add the chives and pulse two or three time, until well combined.  Transfer to a serving bowl, cover with plastic wrap, and chill for at least 2 hours to allow the flavors to develop.  Serve with vegetables and/or crackers for dipping. 


This is perfect for a party or as a snack...great alternative to a rich dip without sacrificing the bold flavors.

Hope you enjoy!  Bon Appetit!

xo natasha

Linked to: Tasty Tuesdays

23 comments:

  1. Oh my goodness Natasha this looks scrumptious. You seriously cannot go wrong with gorganzola.

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  2. wow, this could be very dangerous in my house.... as if competing with the jalepano popper dip wasn't bad enough.... can't wait to try it!

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  3. wow, this could be very dangerous in my house.... as if competing with the jalepano popper dip wasn't bad enough.... can't wait to try it!

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  4. This looks sinfully good! I love anything with bleu cheese :)

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  5. could there be any better ingredients for a dip?! pinning this now! cant wait to try it out. xoxo jillian:: cornflake dreams

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  6. I need this! Its my two favorites! yum yum yum!

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  7. That does sound really good. And those cracker chip things look good with it too. I will have to check out this Ina Gartner. Never heard.

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  8. Yum! I need to add this recipe to my fall football party line up!

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  9. Yum! I need to add this recipe to my fall football party line up!

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  10. I have been eyeing that dip for awhile to make. I love me some blue cheese. Glad to hear it is as good as it looks!

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  11. I love everything Barefoot Contessa! This looks so, so good! I need a Schue Love Cookbook, all your recipes are amazing.

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  12. my mouth is watering as I type this.

    great blog!

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  13. This looks yum ... I love blue cheese so I think I would like this ... I gotta give it a go!

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  14. Ooh good timing - I never loved blue cheese until quite recently :-) Can't wait to try this!

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  15. this look ssoooooooooo yummy! :) I will have to try this out. thanks for sharing.

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  16. I am a HUGE Ina fan, too! I have all of her cook books and have never made anything I didn't love of hers. I have not tried this dip yet, but I'm now going to make it this weekend for a BBQ. Yum!

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  17. This looks to die for! Love the carrots option bc I'm always feeling guilt post dip guilty pleasures. YUMMY!

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  18. Oh my gosh...this looks amazing - Going to be a great addition to my Labor Day!!

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  19. You had me at Blue Cheese! This sounds awesome!! Perfect for football season and tailgating!

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  20. All you had to say was "dip"...that's all and I'm hooked! I love the idea of greek yogurt in the mix, that will definitely add a nice flavor and texture! Oh that Ina, she gets me every time! (c:

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  21. Oh, this looks like something different and yummy! I really like blue cheese and carrots and chips....shocking, as I'm picky vicky over here (:

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  22. I've missed you and your blog! this dip looks like something I will love...must try!

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  23. Love Ina!!!

    Becca
    http://blondeslogic.blogspot.com

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