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outback blue cheese vinaigrette dressing recipe

Outback Blue Cheese Vinaigrette Dressing Recipe

Lori Walker, MS, RD
Outback blue cheese vinaigrette dressing is a creamy and delicious way to spruce up your salads! This easy-to-make dressing has the perfect balance of tartness, creaminess, and flavor. With just a few simple ingredients, you can make an incredibly flavorful salad topping in no time.
Prep Time 10 minutes
Cook Time 10 minutes
Total Time 20 minutes
Course Appetizer
Cuisine Italian
Servings 4
Calories 260 kcal


  • Blender
  • bowl


  • ¼ cup of high-quality Italian olive oil
  • Pinch of white sugar (optional)
  • ¼ cup of distilled white vinegar
  • 2 tablespoons of fresh basil, finely chopped
  • Black pepper and kosher salt to taste
  • 2 teaspoons of Dijon mustard
  • 2 tablespoons of full-fat sour cream
  • ½ cup of Danish blue cheese or other blue cheese variation
  • Water as needed
  • ¼ teaspoon of balsamic vinegar


  • In a small bowl, combine olive oil, white sugar (if using), distilled white vinegar, fresh basil, black pepper, and kosher salt to taste. Stir until all ingredients are well mixed.
  • Add in the Dijon mustard and full-fat sour cream. Whisk together until you have a creamy sauce consistency.
  • Gently fold in the blue cheese, breaking it up as you do so with a spoon or spatula. The dressing should now be thick and creamy.
  • If desired, add a few tablespoons of water to thin out the dressing as needed.
  • Finish by adding ¼ teaspoon of balsamic vinegar, stirring until everything is combined.
  • Taste and adjust seasoning as needed, then serve over your favorite salads.



-If you don’t have Italian olive oil at home, you can use extra-virgin olive oil instead.
-Use high-quality blue cheese for the best flavor.
-This dressing will keep in the fridge for up to a week.
-If it gets too thick, feel free to add a few tablespoons of water to thin it out.
-Add fresh herbs such as parsley or chives for extra flavor.
-For a creamier dressing, try adding some Greek yogurt in place of the sour cream.
-If you’re looking for an even richer flavor, you can substitute crème fraîche for the sour cream.
-If you don’t have Danish blue cheese, you can use other types of blue cheese such as Gorgonzola or Roquefort.
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