Blue Cheese Chive Dip

Blue Cheese Chive Dip | This delish dip goes with apples, crackers, pears and dried apricots. LOVE sweet and salty combos!

Blue Cheese Dip goes with apples, crackers, pears, and dried apricots. I love sweet and salty combos and this dip recipe is one of my favorites!

The book was so good, I spent the weekend reading. Guess I should have been cooking. I was supposed to bring something to my book group. Oops!

Book Club snack

I didn’t have time to run to the store so started a search. I had chives that were about 4-inches tall. So that’s where I started…hmmm…what goes with chives?


Cheese goes with nearly everything, right?

Blue Cheese Chive Dip with apples, crackers, pears and dried apricots.

blue cheese chive dip

How to make Blue Cheese Chive Dip

I used what I had on hand: blue cheese, Parmesan, cottage cheese, and plain yogurt. The cottage cheese and yogurt add thickness plus tangy flavors but much less fat than cream cheese, but best of all, they add protein and calcium. Many cheeses can be blended into dips and spreads like this Fromage Fort.

The ingredients

  • 2 tablespoons fresh chives
  • 1 tablespoon olive oil
  • 1/3 cup blue cheese
  • 1/4 cup Parmesan cheese
  • 1/4 cup cottage cheese
  • 2 tablespoons plain yogurt
  • dash red chile flakes

What goes with blue cheese?

Cook’s note: The pear and dried apricots were the first to go. They liked the sweet and salty combo. Though you could also top toast, a burger or steak with it.

Blue Cheese Chive Dip in bowl with apple slice

Blue Cheese Chive Dip with apple slices, cucumber, and carrots

A healthy blue cheese dip

Is there such as thing? YES! With yogurt and cottage cheese, this dip is over in fat than most creamy dips, but no one will notice. Really.

Did you know, most American women fall short on calcium? True. So this is just what my fellow book clubbers need! More than that, they agreed it tasted great.

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bowl of blue cheese dip surrounded by dried apricots and sliced apples


Blue Cheese Chive Dip

A great spring recipe when chives are growing. Blue cheese pairs well with apples and pears so serve with sliced fruit. Other dippers could be whole-grain crackers, cucumber slices and celery sticks.

  • Author: Judy Barbe
  • Prep Time: 10 minutes
  • Total Time: 10 minutes
  • Yield: 1 cup 1x
  • Category: Appetizer
  • Cuisine: American


  • 2 tablespoons fresh chives
  • 1 tablespoon olive oil
  • 1/3 cup blue cheese
  • 1/4 cup Parmesan cheese
  • 1/4 cup cottage cheese
  • 2 tablespoons plain yogurt
  • dash red chile flakes


  1. Combine all ingredients is food processor. Blend until smooth.


  • Serving Size: 2 tablespoons
  • Calories: 60

Keywords: cheese dip


  1. This recipe sounds great! I make a blue cheese chiptole dip with similar base ingredients to yours. Seems like the spicy fills my cravings some how….. Your blue cheese chive dip would be a good dip for those folks who like savory but not spicy. Wonderful web site, thanks Judy!

    1. Author

      Hi Laurel, I love the idea of adding chipotle. I’ll try that next time. The chives are running amok!

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