WW Recipe of the Day: Low-Fat Blue Cheese Dressing
Heavy creamy salad dressings have been a become a thing of the past for me since I've been focusing on cutting out the excess fat and calories from my diet.
So I was really excited when I came upon this easy healthy homemade low fat blue cheese dressing recipe from the talented Eat What You Love Cookbook writer Marlene Koch.
How Fattening is Blue Cheese Dressing?
Your typical blue cheese dressing packs about 160 calories, 16 grams of fat and 5 SmartPoints into each 2 tablespoon serving. Yikes!
But with this easy healthy recipe, blue cheese salad dressing loving Weight Watchers can indulge for a fraction of the fat and calories.
Because blue cheese is strong a little goes a long way.
So Marlene was able to create this creamy from scratch dressing with less fat and fewer calories, while retaining all the flavor of your restaurant favorite. Neither you tastebuds or waistline will be disappointed.
How Many Calories and WW Points in this Dressing?
According to my calculations, each serving has 50 calories and:
2 *SmartPoints (Green plan)
2 *SmartPoints (Blue plan)
2 *SmartPoints (Purple plan)
1 *PointsPlus (Old plan)
How to Make Low-Fat Blue Cheese Dressing from Scratch
This lighter healthier DIY low fat blue cheese dressing couldn't be easier. You can make it in a single bowl without any fancy cooking equipment.
Step 1: Gather and prepare all ingredients.
Step 2: Place the buttermilk, mayonnaise, yogurt, vinegar and pepper in a small bowl and whisk to combine.
Step 3: Add the blue cheese and stir gently.
Step 4: Use it to top your favorite salad or cover and refrigerate until ready to use.
If you aren't a fan of blue cheese, substitute with crumbled feta or shredded parmesan.
What Do You Eat with Blue Cheese Dressing? Serving Suggestions:
- Use as a dipping sauce for your favorite fresh cut veggies or chicken wings
- Serve alongside Crispy Chicken Tenders
- Top your favorite crispy green, Cobb, or wedge salad
- Drizzle on a buffalo chicken wrap
Ways to Use Leftovers
Double the recipe and store it in a jar. Keeps in the refrigerator for up to a week.
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Low-Fat Blue Cheese Dressing
- ¼ cup low-fat buttermilk
- 2 tablespoons light mayonnaise
- 2 tablespoons plain non-fat Greek yogurt
- 1-½ teaspoons white wine vinegar
- ½ teaspoon black pepper
- ¼ cup cumbled blue cheese
- Place the buttermilk, mayonnaise, yogurt, vinegar and pepper in a small bowl and whisk to combine.
- Add the blue cheese and stir gently.
- Use it to top your favorite salad or cover and refrigerate until ready to use.
Recipe source: Eat What You Love: Restaurant Favorites by Marlene Koch
*PersonalPoints® calculated by WW. *PointsPlus® and SmartPoints® calculated by Simple Nourished Living; Not endorsed by Weight Watchers International, Inc. All recipe ingredients except optional items included in determining nutritional estimates. SmartPoints® values calculated WITHOUT each plan's ZeroPoint Foods (Green plan, Blue plan, Purple plan) using the WW Recipe Builder.
More Light and Healthy Homemade Salad Dressing for Weight Watchers
- More WW Friendly Salad Dressings
- Waldorf Salad Made Lighter
- Mediterranean Salad with Creamy Cucumber Yogurt Dressing
- Easy Buffalo Chicken Wrap
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