Lettuce Wedges with Bacon and Blue Cheese Dressing

Since Valentine’s Day was a fancy steakhouse dinner, we started the meal with a fancy steakhouse salad. The dressing recipe comes from allrecipes.com, with a few substitutions. The dressing was very, very good–the milk was my own addition, because the basic recipe was so thickĀ  that it would have been more at home with chicken wings than it would have been on a salad. No worries though. The milk thinned it out just enough for a salad dressing that was rich and creamy.

The one problem: It had me craving buffalo wings.

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Lettuce Wedges with Bacon and Blue Cheese Dressing

For the Salad:

  • 1 romaine heart, split into four wedges
  • 1 large tomato, seeded & diced
  • 1/2 lb bacon, fried until crisp, crumbled
  • freshly ground black pepper

For the Dressing:

  • 3/4 cup sour cream
  • 1 cup mayonnaise
  • 1 teaspoon Worcestershire sauce
  • 3 Tablespoons milk
  • 1/2 teaspoon dry mustard
  • 1/2 teaspoon garlic powder
  • 1/2 teaspoon salt
  • 1/2 teaspoon ground black pepper
  • 4 ounces blue cheese, crumbled

  1. In a large bowl, whisk together the sour cream, mayonnaise and Worcestershire sauce. Season with mustard, garlic powder, salt and pepper. Stir in blue cheese. Whisk in milk, a tablespoon at a time, until desired consistency is achieved. Cover, and refrigerate for 24 hours before serving.
  2. Place lettuce wedge on a plate, drizzle with dressing, top with tomatoes, and sprinkle with bacon crumbles. Finish with cracked black pepper to taste.

Note: We were lucky enough to find decent tasting tomatoes in February, which helped make this salad taste so great. The dressing was rich, but overall, the salad was crisp and fresh and just delicious. I can’t wait to repeat this recipe with fresh summer tomatoes.

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2 Responses to “Lettuce Wedges with Bacon and Blue Cheese Dressing”

  1. Meg

    What a delicious dressing!!

  2. Teri

    It turned out really well and was pretty simple to make. I’m excited, too, because dressings from a bottle are so unpredictable–you never know whether they’ll be good or not. Now I have a go-to for blue cheese dressing, with ingredients that we keep on hand all the time!

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