Blue Cheese Walnut Salad Dressing

Blue Cheese Walnut Salad Dressing

A vinaigrette for blue cheese lovers, studded with chunks of creamy cheese—and the crunch of walnuts. Toss the dressing with a salad of arugula, thinly sliced radicchio, and pear. Or try it with romaine and tomato.

Sunset MARCH 2011

  • Yield: Makes 1 cup
  • Total: 10 Minutes


  • 3 tablespoons apple cider vinegar
  • 1/3 cup extra-virgin olive oil
  • 1/3 cup canola oil
  • 1/2 teaspoon salt
  • 1/4 teaspoon maple syrup or honey
  • 3 tablespoons crumbled Danish blue cheese (or other mild, creamy blue cheese)
  • 2 tablespoons chopped toasted walnuts
  • 1 tablespoon chopped flat-leaf parsley


Whisk together vinegar, oils, salt, and maple syrup in a medium bowl. Stir in cheese, walnuts, and parsley.

Make ahead: Up to 2 weeks, chilled.

Note: Nutritional analysis is per Tbsp.

Nutritional Information

Amount per serving
  • Calories: 92
  • Calories from fat: 98%
  • Protein: 0.5g
  • Fat: 10g
  • Saturated fat: 1.4g
  • Carbohydrate: 0.3g
  • Fiber: 0.1g
  • Sodium: 95mg
  • Cholesterol: 1.2mg

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