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Healthier Blue Cheese Vinaigrette Dressing

If you love blue cheese dressing but you wish there was a healthier version – this recipe is for you! It’s lightened up, with a perfect combination of tangy vinegar and blue cheese. And the best part is – it takes just seconds to make.

I’m kind of lazy about making my own salad dressing, even though I 100% know that almost all bottled dressings are full of junk. Like: not the healthiest oils, lots of fillers, additives, thickeners, gums, and lots of salt.

But unless it’s a simple vinaigrette, it’s a pain to make your own, right?

I always thought so, until I checked three different stores and could no longer find my favorite Blue Cheese Vinaigrette dressing. Anywhere.

Salad dressing bottle with homemade blue cheese dressing surrounded by grape tomatoes and basil

So, after I panicked for a few minutes, I did what any good dietitian food blogger would do. I bought some blue cheese, pulled out my NutriBullet blender (so much better for small batches of salad dressing), and got right to work.

And I’ve gotta say – I nailed it with this recipe. It’s SO good, 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.

Salad dressing bottle with homemade blue cheese dressing surrounded by grape tomatoes and basil

I’m almost kind of embarrassed that I bought bottled blue cheese vinaigrette dressing for so long because this is so stupid simple to make. And it’s so much healthier and better for you. It’s just a handful of pantry staples (just remember to buy blue cheese) and about 30 seconds in the blender.

Salad dressing bottle with homemade blue cheese dressing surrounded by grape tomatoes and basil

Healthier Blue Cheese Vinaigrette Dressing

A lightened up version of your favorite creamy salad dressing
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Course: Salad
Cuisine: American
Keyword: cheese, salad dressing
Prep Time: 5 minutes
Servings: 4
Calories: 207kcal
Author: Craving Something Healthy

Ingredients

  • 5 tablespoons olive oil
  • 3 tablespoons white wine vinegar
  • 2 ounces blue cheese
  • 1/4 teaspoon onion powder
  • pinch sea salt and ground pepper
  • 2 tablespoons water

Instructions

  • Combine all of the 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.

Nutrition

Calories: 207kcal | Carbohydrates: 1g | Protein: 3g | Fat: 22g | Saturated Fat: 5g | Cholesterol: 11mg | Sodium: 199mg | Potassium: 36mg | Sugar: 1g | Vitamin A: 108IU | Calcium: 75mg | Iron: 1mg
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