Saturday, November 8, 2014

Iceberg Wedge with Blue Cheese Dressing

My uncle took us to Outback Steak house for dinner and my husband ordered an iceberg wedge salad with blue cheese dressing with his dinner. It was so good that I had to try to make my own. I found the dressing recipe on Food Network. Alton Brown's seem like the best one I could find. I liked his ingredients but I added hot sauce and squeeze of lemon. We all really loved it and now I will have a hard time eating the store bought dressing. Next time I will try it with buffalo chicken wings.

Ingredients for dressing

1/2 cup blue cheese crumbles
1/3 cup sour cream
1/3 cup buttermilk
1/4 cup mayonnaise
1 Tablespoon white wine vinegar
1/4 teaspoon Worcestershire sauce
few dashes of hot sauce
salt and pepper to taste
Squeeze of a quarter of a lemon

Ingredients for salad

1 Iceberg lettuce
6 pieces of bacon
1 large tomato
1/4 cup red onion sliced thin
3 Tablespoons blue cheese crumbles

Directions for dressing

In a medium bowl add blue cheese, sour cream and buttermilk. Mix it together mashing the blue cheese in with other milk. Add the rest of the ingredients and mix well with fork. Store in refrigerator for 1 week. 

Directions for Salad

I made 3 salads but you could make 4 depending on how big your wedge is and how much dressing you like on each salad. This recipe makes about 1 and 1/4 cup dressing so you might want to double it. 

Clean lettuce and cut into 4 pieces. Fry bacon in a large non stick pan and then set aside. slice red onion and tomatoes. I place each wedge on a plate and drizzle desired amount of dressing on each and then add bacon crumbles, diced tomato, red onion slices and top with more blue cheese crumbles.