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Blue Cheese Vinaigrette

Prep Time10 mins
Cook Time1 min
Total Time11 mins
Course: Condiment
Cuisine: American
Author: Pam - For the Love of Cooking / Original by Epicurious


  • 3 tbsp olive oil, divided
  • 2 large cloves of garlic, minced (about 2 tsp)
  • 3/4 cup blue cheese crumbles, divided
  • 1/4 cup white wine vinegar
  • 3 tbsp vegetable oil
  • 1 tbsp water
  • Dash of pepper sauce (I used Tabasco)
  • Sugar, to taste, if desired
  • Sea salt and freshly cracked pepper, to taste


  • Heat 1 tablespoon of oil in a large skillet over medium heat. 
  • Add the minced garlic and cook, stirring constantly, for 1 minute. Transfer the garlic mixture to the blender. 
  • Add 1/2 cup of blue cheese crumbles, white wine vinegar, remaining olive oil, vegetable oil, 1 tablespoon of water, a dash of hot pepper sauce, a pinch of sugar, if desired, and season with sea salt and freshly cracked pepper, to taste. Blend until creamy.
  • Add the remaining 1/4 cup of blue cheese crumbles; mix well. Seal jar and place in the refrigerator for flavors to mingle. 
  • Taste before serving and add more seasonings if needed. Whisk and drizzle over your salad, to taste. Enjoy.