Blue Cheese Vinaigrette

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This homemade Blue Cheese Vinaigrette is full of the salty, tangy flavor of blue cheese. It is one of my very favorite salad dressings and it tastes good on just about any salad. Especially a salad with bacon and fresh tomatoes.

Blue Cheese Vinaigrette


I even like it drizzled on a baked potato.

It has plenty of blue cheese flavor without all the heaviness of a creamy dressing.

Blue Cheese Vinaigrette

Blue Cheese Vinaigrette is flavored with garlic, a little hot sauce, and some sugar to balance the saltiness of the blue cheese and the acidity of the vinegar.

The garlic is sauteed briefly which helps mellow and sweeten it some.

Blue Cheese Vinaigrette


All of the ingredients are placed in a blender, including the blue cheese crumbles. I don’t blend it for long because I like to have some small chunks of blue cheese in it. But blending the vinaigrette really helps thicken it up some.

Blue Cheese Vinaigrette tastes so good on a green salad. It’s sure to become a favorite!

Blue Cheese Vinaigrette

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Blue Cheese Vinaigrette

Blue Cheese Vinaigrette

Course: Salad
Cuisine: American
Prep Time: 10 minutes
Total Time: 10 minutes
Servings: 6
Calories: 193kcal
Author: Christin Mahrlig
Blue Cheese Vinaigrette has plenty of blue cheese flavor without all the heaviness of a creamy dressing. So good on a green salad!
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  • 7 tablespoons olive oil or vegetable oil
  • 2 teaspoons minced garlic
  • 3/4 cup crumbled blue cheese
  • 1/4 cup white wine vinegar
  • 1 tablespoon water
  • 2 teaspoons sugar
  • 1/2 teaspoon tabasco
  • 1/2 teaspoon salt
  • 1/4 teaspoon pepper


  • Heat 1 tablespoon oil in a small skillet over medium heat. Add garlic and saute 1 minute until golden.
  • Transfer to a blender and add remaining ingredients. Blend until combined. I like to have some small chunks of blue cheese in the dressing so I do not blend for long.


Start with 2 teaspoons of sugar and add more if desired.


Calories: 193kcal

Recipe adapted from Bon Appetit

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15 thoughts on “Blue Cheese Vinaigrette

  1. Loved this recipe! Made a few changes based on what I have. Used white balsamic vinegar, slightly increased amount. Added 2 T buttermilk, which gave it a creaminess and tang I was missing. Also added 1 tsp dijon mustard, a little more tang. I had Stilton Cheese, which is a mild blue cheese, so perhaps that’s why I was looking for more tang. I didn’t use sugar (white balsamic is sweet) or tobasco. Also, I didn’t cook the garlic, just put all in immersion blender, reserving some cheese which added later for texture. I think great to make ahead if you an, the flavors will continue to blend.

  2. This needs honey, not sugar, much more appropriate for the blue cheese, and give a more complex flavor. I used that and cajun chef hot sauce for a little more subltety. It turne out great and only take a few minutes.

    1. It really doesnt matter REAL CHEF. I am so glad that Christin published it here, where I found it. I have made it so many times AND LOVE IT ! Thank you Christin

  3. I had the recipe list it . I will find it again and put it up it had agave and. Virgin oil lemon and a few ingredients these don’t have . Why did you take it down ?

  4. My son made a dressing with red wine vinegar garlic lemon juice coarse mustard olive oil. With crumbled gorgonzola. DELICIOUS.

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