Tuesday, June 28, 2011

Tasty Tuesdays: Wedge Salad with Homemade Blue Cheese Dressing

Welcome to Tasty Tuesdays!
I love a good wedge salad.  This was the first time I've made blue cheese dressing and I have to say I see no reason to ever buy it in a bottle again.  This just tasted so much better!
I searched online and found this recipe for the dressing. I changed a few things like using fresh garlic instead of powder and the amount of blue cheese.
Ingredients for Dressing:
- 3 ounces blue cheese or blue cheese crumbles
- 3 tablespoons buttermilk
- 3 tablespoons sour cream
- 2 tablespoons mayonnaise
- 2 teaspoons white wine vinegar
- 1/4 teaspoon sugar
- 1/8 teaspoon garlic powder
- salt and freshly ground black pepper
In a small bowl, mash blue cheese and buttermilk together with a fork until mixture resembles large-curd cottage cheese. Stir in sour cream, mayonnaise, vinegar, sugar, and garlic until well blended. Season to taste with salt and pepper.
{ Recipe yields (6) 2 tablespoon servings.  Whole milk may be used in place of buttermilk for a milder flavor. Dressing may be refrigerated in an air-tight container for up to two weeks. }
Ingredients for Salad:
- 1 head of iceberg lettuce
- 4 slices bacon, cooked and chopped
- 1 tomato, chopped

Cut lettuce into wedges.  One head will be enough for 4 - 6 nice size salads.
Top lettuce with tomatoes and bacon.  Spoon dressing over top and top with additional blue cheese crumbles, if desired.

Now it's your turn...what did you cook this week?
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Lisa @ Flour Me With Love said...

The salad look delicious! I'm going to try making the dressing some day...thanks so much for hosting!

Aimee said...

Hi Alissa,
I love wedge salads. Yours look beautiful! Thanks for hosting. I realized the three recipes I linked up this week all have caramel. Think I have a problem?

Kim of Mo'Betta said...

These pictures make me want salad for breakfast!! (and that's saying a lot!) Looks delicious!

yasmeen said...

yum! i'd have to switch out the mayo (shiver at the sight of it) but it looks crisp and tangy with that buttermilk + sour cream. happy tasty tuesday!

Denise said...

Gosh I love a good wedge salad, who doesnt love icebery, thanks for hosting!!!

Flannery @ Three Sisterz said...

I am now officially craving this! Looks delicious!!

lorenabr said...

Your blog looks great! Love the recipe I will try it!

Sherry @ Lamp Unto My Feet said...

I have of yet to have a wedge salad, but this one sounds divine with the homemade bleu cheese dressing!

Julie said...

I wish I weren't the only one in my family that loves blue cheese. I think I'll have to make this one anyway--just for me!

Lyuba @ Will Cook For Smiles said...

The salad looks amazing! I am so making it this week!
Thank you for the party!

Jane said...

I hit the wrong button when entering my photo on #18 if you want to delete it. Sorry about that!

Emily {Frilly Details} said...

Oh yum! I love wedge salads but have never made my own dressing. I'm definitely going to give it a try soon!

Rachel said...

Your blue cheese dressing looks amazing! I just linked up my 'Polish Jam Cookies' which are made using hard-boiled egg yolks - it's a great way to use up leftovers if you're not a fan of cooked yolks (like me!)! Thanks for hosting :)

Kim said...

So simple and yet so yummy! I'm going to have to give it a try. Never made homemade dressing. Guess what I'm doing next. :) Thanks so much for sharing this one. Thanks for hosting too!

Lisa said...

Gosh, those photos make me want a salad at 9 am! YUM!

natasha {schue love} said...

Ooo wedges are one of my favorite kind of salads! YUM! :)

Mrs. No-No said...

hey there!! I just found you and your linky party! Thanks so much for hosting! It's so fun to find places like this where everyone shares such great ideas - - I can't wait to visit a couple of new crafty blogs! :)
See you next week!
Carla at Mrs. No-No Knows

Andrea (Andreas Kitchen) said...

Hi Alissa! Your dressing recipe looks like a classic! I am not a blue cheese dressing person but I know lots of people who are, especially with a wedge salad.
I shared my recipe for Arugula Salad With Pork and Fresh Cherries. So many great flavors in this salad!
Thanks for hosting!

Erin @ Art+Food+Life said...

You inspired me to share a blog post from back when I first started blogging. I love wedged salad but I am not a fan of iceberg lettuce...so I make an UNwedged salad :)

Christi's Chirps said...

Oh, my! This looks incredible! Nothing is more refreshing than a wedge salad in the summer. Well, that and fresh sangria!

Christi J @ christischirps.blogspot.com

Carol@easytobeglutenfree said...

Yum! I love blue cheese!

Mindy said...

That salad sounds delicious! Right up my alley.

Renee @ MyKitchenAdventures said...

OMG....wedge salad in buttermilk bluecheese dressing is perhaps my very favorite salad in the whole wide world! Fantastic photos!

Megan said...

Hi! New to your blog and love it- your header is gorgeous. 've never participated in a blog hop before so I hope I did it right- thanks for hosting!

chris said...

that salad looks so good! i keep meaning to try this and just forget because we dont use iceberg for anything. more of a mixed greens kind of gal but ive always wanted to try this wedge salad. thanks for the recipe for bleu too!

Sue said...

It may not sound very manly(and he is), but my husband often orders a wedge salad with blue cheese dressing! Wouldn't he be so happy if I MADE some blue chesse dressing! I need to do it:) Thanks for the recipe!

Marguerite said...

Your salad looks so delicious and that dressing is fab! Thanks for hosting!

Vicki V @ blestnest.blogspot.com said...

My whole family LOVES bleu cheese dressing, so this will be a must-try! Thanks for hosting!

Wendy said...

Oh my goodness, this looks delicious! We will have to give this a try!

Julie said...

I tried your bleu cheese dressing tonight for dinner and WOW! It was a huge hit at our house, definitely a keeper :)

The Farm Girl


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