Blue Cheese Wedge





Believe it or not, I never had a wedge salad before Michael and I started dating. I don’t know why because they’re so easy & delicious! This is our first attempt at a homemade wedge (there’s not much to it). The dressing was not exactly what we were hoping it would be. It was pretty good, but wasn’t very creamy – perhaps because it is a ‘low-fat’ blue cheese (dressing recipe from Cooking Light). I’m going to keep experimenting with blue cheese recipes though, I’m determined that homemade blue cheese dressing can be good! We served our wedges alongside some delicious steak. For some reason, every time I think of a wedge salad, I think of steak as the perfect meat to go along with it. We’ll be posting the steak recipe soon! If anyone has suggestions for a good ‘light’ blue cheese dressing, let us know!

Ingredients

  • 1/2 cup buttermilk
  • 2 tablespoons reduced-fat sour cream
  • 4 tablespoons (2 oz) crumbled blue cheese, divided
  • 1 head iceberg lettuce, quartered
  • 1 cup chopped tomato
  • 1/2 cup diced cucumber
  • Black pepper

Directions

  1. In a small bowl, whisk together the buttermilk, sour cream, and 3 tablespoons of the blue cheese.
  2. Divide the lettuce among plates and spoon the dressing over the top. Top with tomato and cucumber. Sprinkle salad with the remaining tablespoon of cheese and black pepper.

28 comments:

Teanna said...

I think the salad is a perfect accompaniment for steak! The dressing seems like it has a lot of potential!

Erica said...

This is a favorite amongst my family!!! It reminds me of a fancy steakhouse :) You guys make such beautiful food! Hope you're having a good one

Mary said...

The salad wedge goes really well with steak. I have a very old fashioned blue cheese dressing that's really creamy. 1/3 cup low-fat mayo, 1/3 cup low-fat sour cream and 1/3 cup blue cheese crumbles. If it's too thick thin with buttermilk. Season to taste with salt and pepper. Add garlic if you like.

Megan said...

I love wedge salads, and they make me think of steak too. Just one thing -- I have to have crisp, crumbly bacon on my wedge salads!

Sarah Alaoui said...

yum i've never had a wedge salad. also i love blue cheese dressing--when you come up with one post it : )

Chef E said...

Beautiful, as always...now I want a steak...maybe a molten chocolate cake for dessert...a nice Pinot Noir would compliment the meal...oh wait, do not hold back on the dressing! YUM

girlichef said...

Funny that you say that, because when I read the title, I automatically thought steak, too...LOL!! Must be a match made in heaven! Looks delicious. :)

Grace said...

wouldn't you just like to give a pat on the back to the schmuck who first said "why don't we just cut a hunk of lettuce and pour dressing on it?" so simple, so delightful.

lisaiscooking said...

Sounds great! I love blue cheese dressing. Giada has a really good recipe on Foodnetwork.com, but it's definitely not low-fat!

Debbie said...

Oh that looks delicious. Steak is perfect with that!

Hornsfan said...

Funny, I'm not a big fan of iceberg lettuce (I don't think it has much flavor) but the wedge is an exception, this looks terrific!

doggybloggy said...

total steak house special - looks great!

The Duo Dishes said...

The homemade dressing is the best part. Iceberg isn't a favorite, but the crisp, fresh flavor is nice with a heavy dressing. It looks pretty on the plate too.

My Carolina Kitchen said...

It's amazing how the wedge is making a comeback. Guess everything old is new again. At least now the dressing is homemade. Yours looks so much prettier than it used to.
Sam

Juliana said...

I like the simplicity of it...we always order with steaks, like you neve made it at home...thanks for the recipe. The pictures are very nice!

traveleatlove said...

I LOVE wedge salads. I normally swear off iceberg, but in a wedge salad it is so crunchy and satisfying!

Jennie said...

Umm, blue Cheese dressing is so delicious but so high in calories. I have attempted to make lighter blue cheese dressings in the past, however, they never taste as good as the full fat versions! I will be sure to try yours! The salad looks fab!

applecrumbles said...

What a super way to serve a salad. I love it.

Elra said...

Delicious salad, looooooove blue cheese very much!

Zoe said...

I always order this in restaurants but never think to make it at home, its so simple! thanks!

Kevin said...

I have never had a wedge salad before but it looks and sounds really good!

Kerstin said...

This is the only way to eat iceburg lettuce! It looks like a side you'd get at a steakhouse - yum!

sara said...

yeah, this is very much a steakhouse salad. If I liked blue cheese I would make some.

Jackie at PhamFatale.com said...

Love all the flavors in this dish with the strong blue cheese and the tang from the sour cream and buttermilk. A lot of calories in this salad but well worth it :P

Olga said...

haha...I've never had a wedge salad in my life. They crack me up for some reason :)

My Little Space said...

Perfect match! So, are you gonna eat them or not?? ha ha..

comfycook said...

I have never even heard of a wedge salad before. Thanks for the education.

It looks great though and now that I know what it is, I want to try it.

Aggie said...

What a beautiful salad! Looks so refreshing and yummy!

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