Crunchy Iceberg Salad With Creamy Blue Cheese Dressing

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"Simple ingredients transform this humble, but yet elegant salad to causing episodes of cravings because of its divine taste. The homemade blue cheese dressing can be prepared ahead of time and the salad can be assembled right before serving. It is so simple to make."

Original recipe yields 4 servings


  • Serving Size: 1 (335.3 g)
  • Calories 479
  • Total Fat - 34 g
  • Saturated Fat - 14.3 g
  • Cholesterol - 82.8 mg
  • Sodium - 1078.8 mg
  • Total Carbohydrate - 16 g
  • Dietary Fiber - 2 g
  • Sugars - 5.6 g
  • Protein - 28.2 g
  • Calcium - 574.1 mg
  • Iron - 1.9 mg
  • Vitamin C - 7.9 mg
  • Thiamin - 0.1 mg


Step 1

Place 4 oz. of blue cheese in a small bowl and microwave for 15-20 seconds, until it begins to melt.

Step 2

Place the mayonnaise, yogurt, warm blue cheese, sherry vinegar, kosher salt, and ground black pepper in a bowl of a food processor fitted with the steel blade and process until smooth. Set aside or refrigerate until ready to use.


Step 3

Combine the celery, radishes, and scallions in a bowl. Slice the whole head of lettuce across to make four 3/4-inch thick round disks and place each on a dinner plate.

Step 4

Spoon the dressing on the lettuce and sprinkle on a quarter of te vegetable mixture.

Step 5

Distribute the remaining crumbled blue cheese on the salads, sprinkle with fleur de sel and black pepper, and serve.

NOTE: in addition to the ingredients listed, I've tried adding different topping variations, such as bacon, sliced red onion, sliced peppadew, etc

Tips & Variations

No special items needed.



Y yummy salad, especially the blue cheese dressing!

review by:
(4 Sep 2022)

Chef Potpie

YUM! Our son keeps telling us about "wedge" type salads in his many work travels, but we have never done it. We like the novelty of it! And so crispy and crunchy! This dressing is wonderful! We enjoyed this salad very much, and it makes a wonderful presentation!

review by:
(11 Mar 2021)

dienia b

Really crisp nice salad

review by:
(3 Feb 2020)


Have to agree - this is one terrific blue cheese dressing! Plus I love all the crunches that go with the salad. I might try adding some crumbled bacon like one of the pictures shows. DH who is not crazy about blue cheese or radishes liked it, too!

review by:
(24 Jan 2020)


The Blue cheese dressing is outstanding. Best Blue Cheese dressing I have had in years. It goes so well with the salad ingredients. This goes right into my favorites of 2019.

review by:
(4 Dec 2019)


I doubled this recipe to serve at our pot-luck dinner and this was a hit! It will be served at many more events, thx for sharing this here.

review by:
(12 Jul 2015)