Creamy Blue Cheese Dip With Walnuts

Creamy Blue Cheese Dip With Walnuts

Blue cheese can be a polarizing ingredient, but the sweetness of toasted walnuts rounds out the sharpness of the cheese in this creamy dip. If serving this dip to friends, surround it with large pieces of cabbage, sliced celery sticks and a sleeve of saltine crackers — and make extra, because it can disappear quickly. But it’s built for more than entertaining guests: Slather it on a potato bun in a chicken cutlet sandwich, or use it to dress up a BLT.
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  • Serves: 2 persons



  1. Step 1

    Heat oven to 350 degrees. Spread walnuts on a baking sheet and toast in oven until golden brown, about 10 minutes. Let cool, then coarsely chop.
  2. Step 2

    In a medium bowl, combine blue cheese, buttermilk, mayonnaise, chives, shallot, lemon juice and paprika. Stir to blend, then season with salt and pepper.
  3. Step 3

    Just before serving, stir in chopped walnuts and top with more chives. Enjoy with celery, cabbage and saltine crackers.