Blue Cheese Vinaigrette Recipe

This blue cheese vinaigrette is made with just four simple ingredients and packs a powerfully delicious, flavorful punch!

Homemade vinaigrette is amazing stuff. And this particular recipe is extra delicious! It’s a balanced combination of tangy and creamy and will taste great on so much more than just salad!

A beautiful bowl of cranberry walnut salad sits on a table and this blue cheese vinaigrette is being poured over the top.


Few things beat a homemade vinaigrette. Both in cost and in flavor. And lets not even talk about the ingredients! Actually, yes. Lets talk about ingredients…

If you’ve ever picked up a bottle of a commercial vinaigrette, the ingredient list can be longer than your arm in some cases. And the ingredients are typically not something most people would seek out for pouring over their salads. That’s why I love making vinaigrette at home. The ingredients are simple and comes together in minutes. This particular recipe uses only four, simple-to-find ingredients and gets prepared and ready to eat in less than 10 minutes. Not too bad for a tasty vinaigrette!


The typical ratio for a good vinaigrette, is 1 part vinegar to 3 parts oil. In this particular recipe, I used the blue cheese are part of the oil ratio. So this isn’t the typical ratio for vinaigrette, but it works amazingly well here and yields a nice, thick and creamy dressing.


If you love the flavor of blue cheese, this dressing is a great alternative to using the usual, plain ol’ blue cheese dressing. You have the nice, added kick of the balsamic vinegar. So what can you use this on?

  • Regular, green salad
  • Cranberry walnut Salad
  • As a sauce over a baked potato
  • As a sauce over chicken or beef
  • In a pasta salad
A singular jar sits filled with this blue cheese vinaigrette. A small spill of dressing drips down the side of the jar.

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A beautiful bowl of cranberry walnut salad sits on a table and this blue cheese vinaigrette is being poured over the top.

Blue Cheese Vinaigrette

A thick and creamy dressing with lots of blue cheese flavor.
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Course: Salad Dressing
Cuisine: American
Prep Time: 10 minutes
Total Time: 10 minutes
Servings: 8 servings
Calories: 171kcal


  • Stick or regular blender


  • ½ cup oil (I used grape seed)
  • ¼ cup balsamic vinegar
  • ½ cup blue cheese crumbles (the real stuff)
  • 2 tbsp. maple syrup (the real stuff)


  • Place all ingredients in a large measuring cup or bowl and blend with a stick blender until smooth.
  • If using a regular blender, measure all your ingredients into the blender cup and blend until smooth.


Please note that the nutrition data given here is a ballpark figure. Exact data is not possible.


Serving: 2tbsp. | Calories: 171kcal | Carbohydrates: 4g | Protein: 2g | Fat: 16g | Saturated Fat: 3g | Cholesterol: 6mg | Sodium: 120mg | Potassium: 39mg | Sugar: 3g | Vitamin A: 64IU | Calcium: 51mg | Iron: 1mg

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  1. JenniferA says:

    5 stars
    The blue cheese vinaigrette recipe was delicious. Would make it again in a heartbeat.