Wedge Salad with Elegant Blue Cheese Dressing Recipe - Allrecipes.com
Wedge Salad with Elegant Blue Cheese Dressing Recipe
  • READY IN 30 mins

Wedge Salad with Elegant Blue Cheese Dressing

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"This a great salad to have for a simple lunch or to serve with a nice dinner. Fresh ingredients make this salad very elegant and the wedge presentation makes it a great starter for a special occasion dinner. It is best to chill the dressing for 24 hours prior to serving."

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Original recipe makes 8 salads Change Servings
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  • PREP

    30 mins
  • READY IN

    30 mins

Directions

  1. Combine 1/2 pound blue cheese, sour cream, buttermilk, mayonnaise, vinegar, olive oil, sugar, garlic, and pepper in a bowl; blend using a hand mixer; chill until serving.
  2. Build the salad by placing 1 lettuce wedge on each of 8 plates. Drizzle equal amounts of dressing over each wedge. Scatter tomatoes, onion, and 1/2 pound blue cheese over each salad.
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Most Helpful Positive Review
May 04, 2008

I love this dressing. But like the other reviewer, that is alot of blue cheese. I just added about 1/4 cup(eyeballed it), put it all in a blender for a few pulses, and I have to say, it is the best I've tasted. Even my kids love it, and ask for it all the time. Now I keep blue cheese in stock. It is just ever so slightly sweet when you first taste it, then you get the nice tang following that, with the nice strong flavor of the cheese. I have never cared for bottled dressing of any kind, I have always liked making my own because I like to be able to control the salt and sugar and it just is always nice and fresh. I wonder if the recipe might have been a typo or something. Maybe it meant to be a half a cup instead. This is the only reason as to why I had to give it a 4 star. I also like adding to it chopped candied walnuts, chopped bacon, and chopped granny smith apples. It just doesn't get any better.

 
Most Helpful Critical Review
Aug 02, 2010

I LOVE blue cheese dressing, but this was just WAY too much vinegar. I was so disappointed.

 
Dec 30, 2009

Fabulous dressing! I cut the amount of blue cheese in half. I love the tang from the red wine vinegar coupled with the sweetness from the sugar. Definitely give it time for the flavors to come together (I did make it the night before). I did add some crumbled bacon and chilled the salad plates.

 
Sep 30, 2008

This is a great salad! In a hurry and don't have time to make dressing? Simply docter up bottled blue cheese dressing. I add just a bit of red wine vinegar, milk, sugar and black pepper and it tastes pretty much the same as starting from scratch. Also,as others suggested, real bacon bits really add to it. My kids love this recipe.

 
Aug 10, 2008

This was VERY good...they serve this at one of my favorite restaraunts and I was so glad to find the recipe...only thing I did different was to also add some crumbled bacon on top of it!

 
Jun 14, 2010

My husband loved this and asked me to save the recipe. I served grape tomatoes and omited the onion. Next time I will add the onion and some applewood bacon crumbles.

 
Nov 28, 2007

This dressing was wonderful with half of the blue cheese--both in the dressing and on top of the salads (I think it would have been way too over-powering with all of the cheese in and on top of the salad!). I substituted whole milk b/c I didn't have any buttermilk and the dressing was definitely elegant and delicious!

 
Mar 22, 2011

Excellent! I made this as a surprise for my husband for his birthday with dinner, and he loved it. The dressing was amazing! We will no longer use store bought blue cheese! Thanks for the great recipe! UPDATE.....I made this again and it is just wonderful. I wish more people knew about this recipe.

 

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Nutrition

  • Calories
  • 362 kcal
  • 18%
  • Carbohydrates
  • 9.1 g
  • 3%
  • Cholesterol
  • 51 mg
  • 17%
  • Fat
  • 30.6 g
  • 47%
  • Fiber
  • 1.1 g
  • 5%
  • Protein
  • 13.7 g
  • 27%
  • Sodium
  • 892 mg
  • 36%

* Percent Daily Values are based on a 2,000 calorie diet.

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