Blue Cheese Dressing

Net Carbs
Prep Time: 10 Minutes
Style: American
Cook Time: Minutes
Phase: Phase 1









How are Net Carbs Calculated?


  • 1 cup crumbled, not packed Blue Cheese
  • 0.5 cup Real Mayonnaise
  • 0.5 cup Sour Cream (Cultured)
  • 0.33 cup Heavy Cream
  • 0.5 fl oz Fresh Lemon Juice
  • 0.5 cup Dijon Mustard
  • 0.5 tsp Black Pepper


Drizzle this thick and creamy dressing over iceberg lettuce or other salad greens, or serve as a dip for fresh vegetables or Buffalo chicken wings or atop cold roast beef. If you can, make the dressing ahead to let the flavors develop. Homemade mayonnaise produces scrumptious results. See the Atkins recipe for  Mayonnaise.

  1. Combine cheese, mayonnaise, sour cream, heavy cream, lemon juice, mustard and pepper in a medium bowl, mashing with a fork to break up the cheese.
  2. Use right away or refrigerate in an airtight container for up to 3 days.

How to Calculate Net Carbs

In order to calculate Net Carbs of any whole food item, it's a simple calculation based on the Nutrition Facts panel:

Total Carbohydrates - (Minus) Dietary Fiber = (Equals) Net Carbs

For low carb products sweetened with sugar alcohols (ie: glycerin, maltitol, etc), refer to the Nutrition Facts panel of the product:

Total Carbohydrates - (Minus) Dietary Fiber - (Minus) Sugar alcohol = Net carbs

This reflects the fact that Dietary Fiber doesn't impact blood sugar levels. Sugar alcohols also have a negligible impact on blood sugar, they too are subtracted from total carbs to yield the Net Carb count.