Healthier Blue Cheese Vinaigrette Dressing

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Homemade salad dressing seems like it’s a lot of work. I always thought so too, until I checked three different stores and could no longer find my favorite blue cheese vinaigrette dressing anywhere.

After I panicked a bit, I did what any good dietitian food blogger would do. I bought some blue cheese, pulled out my blender and got right to work. And I’ve got to say — I nailed it with this recipe. It’s so delicious that I put it on everything. It’s positively heavenly on my favorite BLT salad or a plate of fresh sliced tomatoes. I’ve even added a drizzle to my turkey, tomato, and avocado sandwich — so good.

I’m kind of embarrassed that I bought bottled blue cheese vinaigrette dressing for so long because this is so simple to make.Healthier Blue Cheese Vinaigrette Dressing -

Healthier Blue Cheese Vinaigrette Dressing

Serves 4


  • 5 tablespoons olive oil
  • 3 tablespoons white wine vinegar
  • 2 ounces blue cheese
  • ¼ teaspoon onion powder
  • pinch sea salt and ground pepper
  • 2 tablespoons water


Combine all ingredients in a bullet blender or mini food processor and blend until smooth. Add extra water if a thinner consistency is preferred. Store leftover dressing in a small jar for up to three days.

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Anne Danahy, MS, RDN, is a wellness dietitian and nutrition communications consultant who specializes in women's health and healthy aging. She blogs at Craving Something Healthy. Follow her on Facebook, Instagram, Twitter and Pinterest.