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Blue Cheese Vinaigrette

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

Blue Cheese Vinaigrette has plenty of blue cheese flavor without all the heaviness of a creamy dressing. So good on a green salad!
PREP: 10 minutes
TOTAL: 10 minutes


  • 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
Author: Christin Mahrlig
Course: Salad
Cuisine: American

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Recipe adapted from Bon Appetit

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23 thoughts on “Blue Cheese Vinaigrette”

  1. Wonderful dressing! And so easy to make. I substituted monkfruit for sugar to make it sugar free. This is a keeper!

  2. It was good, but not “lick your plate” good. I think it needs more oil & vinegar and less cheese.

  3. Sally Cummings

    My go to blue cheese vinaigrette recipe! I now substitute organic honey for the sugar. Thank you for this recipe!!! ❤️

  4. Best blue cheese vinaigrette receipt I have ever had!
    I have been making this dressing for over two years!
    The only two changes I make is NO salt,I have liver damage, I add a lot of franks hot sauce.
    I have had it at different restaurants but none please me! I have thought about taking my own. Or really your mixture with me😜 but that would not be cool.

  5. 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.

  6. Jennifer Lathan

    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

      1. Angela Sackett

        It actually does matter if something was stolen – which it appears it was not – and credit was given. People work very hard to create recipes and it’s both legal and honoring to respect their hard work.

        Thank you for a yummy recipe! I’m going to try this with honey as well – I’ve been longing for a copycat for the Bolthouse blue cheese vinaigrette we used to love and can’t find anywhere!!!

  7. Ruby Brentlinger

    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 ?

    1. Christin
      Christin Mahrlig

      I think you are confusing this recipe with another recipe Ruby. I did not change the ingredients.

  8. Olga Garcia

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

  9. Amy (Savory Moments)

    I love blue cheese and often make a creamy dressing with it, but have never had it in a vinaigrette – it looks and sounds very tasty!

  10. Renee@Two in the Kitchen

    I am a big fan of blue cheese dressing. I love the idea of making it homemade!! 🙂

  11. Olivia - Primavera Kitchen

    What a great vinaigrette recipe, my dear!! I’ve never made a blue cheese dressing before but it sounds delicious and so flavourful!!

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