Crunchy Iceberg Salad With Creamy Blue Cheese Dressing

4
Servings
15m
Prep Time
15m
Cook Time
30m
Ready In


"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
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  • DRESSING
  • SALAD

Nutritional

  • 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

FOR THE DRESSING


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.

FOR THE SALAD


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.

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dienia b

Really crisp nice salad

review by:
(3 Feb 2020)

Linky

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)

pelysma

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)

QueenBea

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)