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Raspberry vinaigrette and blue cheese on sourdough bread

Raspberry vinaigrette and blue cheese on sourdough bread

Cook 30 mins 4 portions

Discover the joy of indulging in a crisp, toasted sourdough bread sandwich with a raspberry vinaigrette and blue cheese. Serve the delicious sandwich as an everyday lunch and enjoy the irresistibly flavourful combination of Mild Blue cheese from Castello, fresh raspberries in an easy vinaigrette, slightly bitter kale, and salty bacon

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Raspberry vinaigrette

  • 120 g raspberries
  • 50 ml olive oil
  • 1 tbsp lemon juice
  • 1 tbsp honey
  • ½ tsp salt
  • ½ tsp freshly ground black pepper
  • Herbs of your choice, e.g. thyme or chives


1.     Toast bread slices until warm and crispy.

2.     Place bacon cubes in a cold pan and fry until they have a nice golden colour and are crispy.

3.     Drain bacon on a paper towel.

Raspberry vinaigrette

1.     Mix all ingredients in a blender. Season with salt and pepper.

2.     Fold in the kale.

3.     Place kale on the sourdough bread and add slices of blue cheese.

4.     Top with bacon and herbs.


Personalise your blue cheese sandwich with a mix of your favourite herbs. Experiment with different combinations to highlight various notes in the blue cheese and vinaigrette, for example, thyme, with its earthy tones pairing well with the bacon and blue cheese, or chives, which add a mild oniony bite that contrasts nicely with the sweetness of the raspberry vinaigrette. Massaging kale with the vinaigrette not only softens its texture, but also helps to infuse the leaves with the dressing flavour. Use your hands to gently rub the vinaigrette into the kale for about a minute. To bring this sandwich with you and still savour it at its best, prepare all components and assemble the sandwich when you are ready to enjoy it. Pack the components separately in airtight containers and layer everything at lunchtime to preserve the textures and flavours, ensuring a fresh and enjoyable meal at the office or on the go.

Questions about raspberry vinaigrette

  • What is raspberry vinaigrette?

    Raspberry vinaigrette is a type of salad dressing made from pureed raspberries, oil (usually olive oil because of its distinct, fruity flavour), vinegar, sweeteners like honey, and seasonings. It combines the fruity flavours of raspberries with the tanginess of vinegar, creating a flavourful and refreshing dressing.

  • What does raspberry vinaigrette taste like?

    It tastes sweet and tangy with a fruity raspberry touch. The acidity of vinegar and lemon juice balances the sweetness of raspberries and honey, creating a well-rounded flavour profile that is both refreshing and slightly zesty.

  • What goes with raspberry vinaigrette?

    Raspberry vinaigrette goes well with salads containing fruits, nuts, cheeses, and grilled meats. In this recipe, we combine it with grilled sourdough bread, mild blue cheese, and kale. The vinaigrette complements the salty, nutty flavour of bacon and the hearty texture of kale, enhancing the overall sensorial experience of the sandwich.

  • How long does raspberry vinaigrette last?

    Freshly made and stored in an airtight container in the fridge, homemade raspberry vinaigrette can last for up to a week. Remember to shake or stir the vinaigrette before each use, as the ingredients may separate over time.