Tuesday, August 2, 2011

wedge salad with creamy bleu cheese viniagrette

I went to the Ocean with some friends this spring and one of them ordered a delicious wedge salad!! She so sweetly shared it with all of us and it was divine!!! I have been meaning to try to make one similar but kind of forgot about it until this week. Lucky for my husband bc he about fell out of his chair in delight when he tasted it! Anyone who knows him understands this - He describes food like no one else! I think one of my pleasures in cooking is just to see his reaction! Always PRICELESS LOL ;) Anyway, here's how you make it ! 
You will need: 
1 head of iceburg lettuce cut into wedges
tomato (i used cherry tomatoes) 
 bleu cheese
balsamic vinegar (drizzle)
For the dressing you will need... 
1 T sugar
bleu cheese (1/4 cup or more)
1/4 C  sour cream
1/4 C red wine vinegar
1/2 cup mayo (light is fine!!) 
salt and pepper
1 t garlic (jar kind is fine) 
1/3 C red fat buttermilk

1. Combine all dressing ngredients and mix in a blender or a hand blender (my new fav. toy!!! ) ;) 
2. Assemble the salad by sprinkling fresh bleu cheese, tomatoes,  and pecans on the wedge (most of it falls off but it's ok you'll still get to eat it ;) 
3. spoon the dressing on top and drizzle with the balsamic vinegar (don't leave this out!! so good!!)  and ENJOY!
Note: some other toppings for this that would be delish are crispy chopped up bacon, red onion, candied walnuts or plain but it was fabulous with the ingredients above! We will def. have this again in our house- YUMMMM!!! :)

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