Buttermilk-Blue Cheese Dip
Appetizers,  Easy,  Gluten Free,  Recipes,  Vegetarian

Buttermilk-Blue Cheese Dip

We had a really low-key Superbowl Sunday this year. My in-laws came over with wings and dessert, and I made an appetizer.

This was nice and different from most party dips. The pickled red onion was a great addition to the dip. My only issue with it is that I had a wedge of Danish blue cheese that I chopped up, and since it wasn’t crumbled, it was a bit too chunky and kind of difficult to scoop up. But it still tasted great!

Buttermilk-Blue Cheese Dip

We dipped a variety of Late July chips and celery sticks into this, and it was delicious.

Buttermilk-Blue Cheese Dip
Bon Appétit February 2012

Yield: Makes about 1 cup
Active time: 15 minutes
Total time: 1 1/4 hours

Pickled red onion adds crunch and punch. Serve with crudités.

5 tablespoons finely chopped red onion
1/4 cup white wine vinegar
1 teaspoon sugar
Pinch of kosher salt plus more
1/4 cup buttermilk
1/4 cup sour cream
2 tablespoons chopped fresh chives
1/2 cup crumbled blue cheese
Freshly ground black pepper

Place onion in a small heatproof bowl. Bring vinegar, sugar, salt, and 1/4 cup water to a boil. Pour over onion; stir to coat. Cover; let pickle in the refrigerator for at least 1 hour.

Whisk buttermilk, sour cream, and chives in a medium bowl until smooth. Stir in blue cheese. Drain pickled onion and stir into dip. Season with salt and pepper. DO AHEAD: Can be made 3 days ahead. Cover dip and refrigerate.

Big Flavors Rating: 4 Stars

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