Blue Cheese Dressing is one of those things that I've deprived myself of for most of my life. I absolutely love it!
I grew up in the “Fat Free” era. Do you know what I mean?
When we were told “fat is bad for you” and “fat makes you fat”.
It's no wonder I suffered from various ailments from the time I learned this (as a young teenager) until I uncovered the lie (in my 30's!).
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It still took me seven years to learn enough from the experts to believe in the Keto Lifestyle. I was a hard-core skeptic!
After years of listening and watching a number of experts (MD's, PhD's & Researchers) I had trained with during my health coaching education–I fully embraced a Keto lifestyle to overhaul my personal health.
I have to tell you–I was pretty excited to be able to eat full-fat blue cheese dressing without any guilt!
This was one of the very first keto recipes I created.
This blue cheese dressing is keto friendly and doubles as a dip for veggies or wings.
It doesn't get much easier than this!
Searching For A Store-Bought Option
Sometimes you want to find a low carb salad dressing at the store to save time. I've found that these are pretty challenging to find. Every time I think I've found a good one, I read the ingredient list and discover the dressing is full of food additives and preservatives that most of us don't want anything to do with. I've also noticed that for some reason many manufacturers think they need to add sugar to blue cheese dressing. Ick! No thank you!
DIY Keto Blue Cheese Dressing is Easy To Make!
Fortunately, it's simple to make your own with just a few basic ingredients. This easy Keto Dressing uses basic ingredients that you probably already have around the house. (Well, except maybe the blue cheese…unless you're like us and like to crumble it in all the salads!)
You can make this recipe either with heavy whipping cream or with kefir.
Kefir is a fermented food you can make yourself and enjoy to benefit your gut health. More on kefir later in this post. Fermented food (like kefir) is recommended on a keto diet by many experts
A Quick Overview of Kefir
Kefir is a fermented milk beverage containing good-for-your-gut bacteria called probiotics.
Research shows that our immune system is predominately in our gut. Many experts are calling our gut “the second brain”
Milk Kefir is a tangy fermented beverage that is loaded with good for you gut bugs (priobiotics). We love kefir in any cream based salad dressing is a great way to enjoy it's tangy flavor. It also has a fantastic shelf life in the refrigerator.
If you are lactose intolerant, you may be able to tolerate milk kefir because of it's fermented state. You know your body best. Try a small amount and proceed with caution.
What if I don't have Kefir?
No problem! Instead of using milk kefir, just use heavy whipping cream. Heavy whipping cream is a wonderful ingredient for a keto recipe because it's very low in carbs.
How many carbohydrates are in Kefir?
If you head to the store and look at a kefir label, you'll notice the commercially packaged kefir has quite a few carbs.
Companies who mass produce kefir use a different process than we do when making it at home. The reason behind this is because they want a more shelf-stable product. The consequence is an end product with a higher carb count.
I encourage you to make your own kefir at home to truly enjoy a low carb kefir. The tangier it is, the lower the carb count.
During the fermentation process, the kefir grains digest the lactose in milk. (Lactose is sugar found in milk)
We ferment ours for 3 days which results in a tangy and low-carb kefir beverage!
Ingredients for Easy Keto Blue Cheese Dressing
Here's a few for making this keto blue cheese salad dressing:
- Whisps Parmesan Cheese Crisps
- Cuisinart Immersion Hand Blender
- Chosen Foods Avocado Mayo
- Pyrex Glass Measuring Cup
- Organic Lemon Juice
- Black Pepper Vitality Essential Oil
- Garlic Press
Tutorial Video: Easy Keto Blue Cheese Dressing
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Easy Keto Blue Cheese Dressing
- Whisk or blend all the ingredients except for the blue cheese together
- Crumble/chop the blue cheese into small pieces and stir into the dressing base. Enjoy!