Apple and Celery with Blue Cheese

No of Servings    :      6
Preparation Time :     20 minutes
Total Time          :     20 minutes


4 ounces blue cheese
1/2 cup mayonnaise
1/2 cup buttermilk
1/2 teaspoon sugar
4 granny smith apples
2 stalks celery


  • Take a small bowl and combine the blue cheese, mayonnaise and half the buttermilk with a fork till it becomes thick.
  • Stir in the remaining buttermilk and sugar. Refrigerate this mixture.
  • While the cheese mixture gets chilled, wash and core the apples.
  • Coarsely grate the apples and mix them with the cheese mixture.
  • Thinly slice the celery stalks. Combine with the apples and cheese.
  • Cover the bowl and refrigerate.
  • Add some ground black pepper if desired.
  • Serve immediately, and avoid storing this dish for too long due to the pungent smell of blue cheese.

Nutritional Information:

(Amounts Per Serving)

 202kcal   5.2g        19.6g  12.3g
 435mg       20mg



Health Tips:

  • Apples are considered to have many health benefits. They have been shown to reduce the risk of colon cancer, prostate cancer and lung cancer. Apples also contain phenolic compounds which possess antioxidant properties. In addition to this, apples do not have any cholesterol and have good fiber content which helps to prevent constipation.
  • Celery is a valuable plant for weight loss, as it provides fiber bulk without the calories. However, large doses of celery and celery oil should be avoided by women who are pregnant.
  • Blue cheeses have a strong, rustic flavor ranging from nutty to tangy or sour. They are also salty, adding to the sodium content of the recipe.
  • Low fat mayonnaise can be used in this recipe to make it more heart friendly.
  • People on a low sodium and low cholesterol diet must consult their local health practitioner before including this recipe into their meal plan.