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classic blue cheese vinaigrette

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New York City, NY

A lovely change from the creamy version, a bit more grown-up, too!

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serves Makes About 3/4 Cup
prep time 20 Min

Ingredients For classic blue cheese vinaigrette

  • 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

How To Make classic blue cheese vinaigrette

  • 1
    Heat 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.
  • 2
    In a bowl, whisk together the remaining olive oil and vinegar. Stir in Shallots and pepper along with the cooking oil.
  • 3
    Carefully fold in the crumbled blue cheese and minced chives. Season with salt.
  • 4
    Let sit at room temperature for at least 25 minutes, stir again, then top a wedge of iceberg lettuce or season your favorite salad. Enjoy!