Classic Blue Cheese Vinaigrette
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- 8 Tbsp
- olive oil, extra virgin
- 2 1/2 tsp
- black pepper, freshly ground
- 1/4 c
- shallots, finely minced
- 2 Tbsp
- baby chives, finely minced
- 5 Tbsp
- champagne vinegar or white wine vinegar
- 8 oz
- blue cheese, crumbled [i prefer maytag blue cheese, it's beautifully mild]
- kosher salt, to taste
1Heat 2 tablespoons of the olive oil in a skillet and soften the shallots and pepper. About 5 minutes. Add vinegar, then remove pan from heat. Allow to cool.
2In a bowl, whisk together the remaining olive oil and vinegar. Stir in Shallots and pepper along with the cooking oil.
3Carefully fold in the crumbled blue cheese and minced chives. Season with salt.
4Let sit at room temperature for at least 25 minutes, stir again, then top a wedge of iceberg lettuce or season your favorite salad. Enjoy!