Wedge Salad with Homemade Blue Cheese Dressing

31 Jan

The boyfriend loves a good wedge salad. Whenever we got to restaurants that offer them, he orders it. I didn’t really get it. Iceberg lettuce is the simplest ingredient of all time, and usually, a little watery and boring. Yet, it is transformed with juicy cherry tomatoes and a zangy homemade blue cheese dressing. Trans-formed.

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Salad Ingredients:
– Iceberg lettuce
– Cherry tomatoes
– Red onion, thin thin slices
– Croutons

Blue Cheese Dressing Ingredients:
– Blue cheese crumbles, maybe a 3/4 cup
– Mayo, 1/3 cup (or just under)
– Sour cream, 1/3 cup (or just over)
– Buttermilk , 1/3 cup
– Salt and pepper, dashes as you like
– Onion powder, dashes as you like
– Garlic powder, dashes as you like
– Dill, dashes as you like

1. First things first, make the dressing. The longer it sits in the fridge and develops its flavor, the better. For the dressing, you are basically combining all the above mentioned ingredients, stirring, tasting, adjusting, and putting in the fridge! And homemade blue cheese dressing is maybe a zillion times better than anything you can buy in a bottle, trust me.

2. The salad is almost as easy to assemble.
– Take your iceberg lettuce and simply cut it into slices so that you have a nice round cut of lettuce.
– Halve your cherry tomatoes
– Thinly, thinly slice red onions.

3. Put your cut circle of iceberg on a plate, top with tomatoes, red onion, croutons, and dress with your delicious blue cheese dressing. Add a few more blue cheese crumbles, if needed. Delish!

This salad is especially good with a good steak.

The Boyfriend Rates It:4
I don’t know why, but I’ve always been a sucker for wedge salads. Such simple ingredients but they combine in together perfectly to create a fresh, crunchy, zingy salad. Once again, could have been a five with the addition of bacon 🙂

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