Salads | August 13, 2018

Wedge Salad and Blue Cheese Dressing

Blue cheese, you love it or you don’t! (or so you think…) I was a blue cheese hater UNTIL I had it done right and became a lover. I truly believe anyone would be obsessed with it if they really had it made like I did. I’ve tried, tasted, tested and now have the perfect blue cheese dressing! Drench your wedge salad, dip your wings OR even your burger.

wedge salad with blue cheese dressing, bacon, herbs and cherry tomatoes

How to make wedge salad and blue cheese dressing

Blue Cheese Dressing

Making blue cheese dressing is really simple. My best advice (besides following the recipe proportions) is to use quality ingredients. It makes all the difference when you’re using great mayo, flavorful cheese and the best garlic sea salt.

homemade blue cheese dressing in a black bowl

TIP: if you like your blue cheese dressing smooth place all ingredients into a blender and pulse until smooth. Otherwise just give it a good whisk all together.

blue cheese dressing smooth in a bowl

How to cut a wedge salad

It’s taken a few times to figure out the perfect way to cut the perfect wedge salad.

side angle of wedge salad with dressing

Step 1: Purchase a nice, fresh crips and tight iceberg lettuce.

Step 2: Pull off the loose, wilting outside leaves.

Step 3: Find the core, or heart of the iceberg lettuce. Turn it to the bottom, so the whole head is resting on the core and hit it hard on a flat surface, like your counter top. This will crack/loosen the heart so you can pull it right out, leaving the entire head still in tack.

Step 4: rinse the lettuce

Step 5: Cut. Slice straight down the middle. If desired cut into 4ths.

wedge salad with blue cheese dressing, bacon, herbs and cherry tomatoes

Wedge Salad

A wedge salad traditional consists of fresh crumbled bacon, ripe tomatoes, red onions and creamy blue cheese dressing.

up close wedge salad with blue cheese dressing, bacon, herbs and cherry tomatoes

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wedge salad with blue cheese dressing, bacon, herbs and cherry tomatoes
Blue Cheese Dressing/Sauce
Prep Time
15 mins
marinate time
1 hr
 

Finally! The perfect blue cheese sauce for all your blue cheese needs. 

Course: Salad
Cuisine: American
Keyword: blue cheese, dressing
Servings: 4 adult salads
Calories: 357 kcal
Author: Desarae
Ingredients
  • 1/2 cup blue cheese crumbles
  • 1/2 cup mayo
  • 1/2 cup sour cream
  • 1/4 cup buttermilk
  • 2 tablespoon fresh lemon or vinegar
  • 1 tsp sea salt
  • 1 tsp garlic salt
Wedge Salad
  • 1 head iceberg lettuce cut into 4th
  • 1/2 cup bacon freshly cooked and crumbled
  • 1 cup cherry tomatoes halved
  • 1/4 red onion sliced
Instructions
Blue Cheese Dressing
  1. For smooth dressing place all ingredients in a food processor and blend until smooth.
  2. Or, you can mix all ingredients in a bowl and stir until combined.
  3. Let dressing marinate for an hour or more before serving.
  4. Refrigerate leftovers in an air tight container
Wedge Salad Instruction
  1. Peel wilting leaves off iceberg lettuce head. Crack and pull out iceberg core. Rinse.  Cut lettuce directly in half, then half again. 

  2. Top with freshly cooked and crumbled bacon, halved ripe cherry tomatoes, sliced purple onions, and homemade blue cheese dressing. 

Nutrition Facts
Blue Cheese Dressing/Sauce
Amount Per Serving (3 tbs)
Calories 357 Calories from Fat 297
% Daily Value*
Fat 33g51%
Saturated Fat 10g63%
Cholesterol 43mg14%
Sodium 1655mg72%
Potassium 385mg11%
Carbohydrates 8g3%
Fiber 1g4%
Sugar 6g7%
Protein 7g14%
Vitamin A 1210IU24%
Vitamin C 13mg16%
Calcium 166mg17%
Iron 1mg6%
* Percent Daily Values are based on a 2000 calorie diet.

 

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