Vegan Blue Cheese Dressing

Vegan blue cheese dressing combines the best of creamy and tangy textures and flavors. This is a favorite salad dressing recipe that makes every salad taste special, such as this vegan wedge salad.

A bowl of vegan blue cheese dressing sits in front of a salad with dressing and toppings.

I love whipping up salads to add greens to my diet. In fact, I have one almost every day. One thing I have learned over the years is that whether you’re having a vegan cobb salad or a simple vegan caesar salad, serving it with homemade dressing makes all the difference.

Why This Recipe is a Winner

  • Using vegan sour cream adds a delightful tangy flavor to this dressing
  • White wine vinegar creates a perfect consistency without a strong vinegar flavor
  • Adding bits of pressed tofu makes the texture of this dressing a perfect blue cheese dressing substitute.

What You Need

You can find the full printable recipe, including ingredient quantities, below. But first, here are some explanations of ingredients and steps to help you make this recipe perfect every time.

Here are the ingredients you’ll need for this recipe:

  • Vegan mayo — Use your favorite egg-free mayo here. I oftentimes use Hellman’s Vegan Mayo or Follow Your Heart Veganaise. You can find these at health food stores or even some grocery stores carry them too.
  • White wine vinegar — I’m very particular about this ingredient. White wine vinegar has a less acidic flavor than white vinegar, yet tangier than apple cider vinegar. It’s the best choice for vinegar when making salad dressings.
  • Garlic powder — You could easily peel and mince some garlic, but I find garlic powder has a perfectly mild garlic flavor. You could always use a clove or two of the mellow garlic confit.
  • Miso Paste — Using a mild miso paste adds the perfect umami flavor to this dressing. You can find it in the refrigerated section in health food stores and even some grocery stores. You can substitute a bit of vegetable broth.
  • Soy Milk — Be sure you’re using plain and not vanilla-flavored soy milk (or substitute plain, unsweetened plant-based milk).
  • Black Pepper — I prefer freshly ground black pepper because it’s the most aromatic and flavorful.
  • Tofu — You’ll need just a bit of extra firm tofu. I press the entire block and then measure out what I need for this dressing.

How to Make Vegan Blue Cheese Dressing

  1. Whisk together the mayo, sour cream, miso paste, garlic powder, and vinegar in a small bowl.
  2. Add salt and pepper to taste. 
  3. Assess the texture. If the dressing is too thick, stir in a tablespoon of soy milk. If it’s too thin, stir in a tablespoon of vegan sour cream.
  4. Crumble the pressed tofu into the mixture and stir to combine.
  5. Transfer the dressing to a glass jar or serving or storing.

Frequently-Asked Questions

Why does my homemade blue cheese dressing get watery?

A number of variables can cause your dressing to get watery, such as using low-fat ingredients. You can thicken up your dressing by stirring in a tablespoon or two of softened vegan cream cheese.

Is there dairy in blue cheese dressing?

Typical blue cheese dressing is made with dairy and is not suitable for those who have a dairy intolerance or are choosing not to consume cow dairy products. It’s easy to make your own dairy-free blue cheese dressing at home.

Serving Suggestions

Serve this vegan dressing with some favorite salad toppings, such as:

Storage Tips

Transfer the dressing to a lidded glass jar (like a small mason jar) and store it in the fridge for up to 7 days.

Looking down on a salad with vegan blue cheese dressing drizzled over the top and a bowl of the dressing sitting beside it.

Vegan Salad Recipes

A bowl of vegan blue cheese dressing sits in front of a salad.

Vegan Blue Cheese Dressing

This vegan blue cheese dressing is perfect drizzled over your favorite salads. It can even be a great dipping sauce for chopped veggies.
5 from 2 votes
Course: Salad
Cuisine: American
Prep Time: 10 minutes
Cook Time: 5 minutes
Total Time: 15 minutes
Servings: 6
Calories: 154kcal
Author: Marly

Ingredients

  • ½ cup vegan mayo (or cashew cream – see link in post)
  • ¼ cup vegan sour cream
  • 1 tablespoon white wine vinegar
  • ½ teaspoon garlic powder
  • 1 teaspoon white miso paste
  • 2 tablespoons unsweetened soy milk make sure it’s plain…not vanilla flavored
  • 1 pinch freshly ground black pepper
  • 2 tablespoons extra firm tofu , pressed to remove excess liquid

Instructions

  • In a small bowl, combine the mayo, sour cream, miso paste, garlic powder, and vinegar. Give it a good whisk or two to incorporate all the ingredients. Add salt and pepper to taste.
  • If the dressing is too thick, add a tablespoon of soy milk (unsweetened plain) and stir to combine.
  • Crumble the tofu into the mixture and stir to combine.
  • Store the dressing in a glass jar in the fridge for up to 7 days.

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Notes

You can use cashew cream instead of vegan mayo.
Nutrition Facts
Vegan Blue Cheese Dressing
Amount Per Serving
Calories 154 Calories from Fat 126
% Daily Value*
Fat 14g22%
Saturated Fat 2g10%
Sodium 196mg8%
Potassium 20mg1%
Carbohydrates 5g2%
Fiber 1g4%
Sugar 1g1%
Protein 1g2%
Vitamin A 11IU0%
Vitamin C 1mg1%
Calcium 9mg1%
Iron 1mg6%
* Percent Daily Values are based on a 2000 calorie diet.

The nutrition information shown is an estimate provided by an online nutrition calculator and should not be considered a substitute for a professional nutritionist’s advice.

One Response to Vegan Blue Cheese Dressing

  1. Avatar thumbnail image for MarlyGinnie Reply

    Love this dressing!

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