Rating: 4.6 stars
163 Ratings
  • 5 star values: 118
  • 4 star values: 36
  • 3 star values: 3
  • 2 star values: 1
  • 1 star values: 5

This a great salad to have for a simple lunch or to serve with a nice dinner. Fresh ingredients make this salad very elegant and the wedge presentation makes it a great starter for a special occasion dinner. It is best to chill the dressing for 24 hours prior to serving.

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Ingredients

8
Original recipe yields 8 servings
The ingredient list now reflects the servings specified
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Directions

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  • Combine 1/2 pound blue cheese, sour cream, buttermilk, mayonnaise, vinegar, olive oil, sugar, garlic, and pepper in a bowl; blend using a hand mixer; chill until serving.

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  • Build the salad by placing 1 lettuce wedge on each of 8 plates. Drizzle equal amounts of dressing over each wedge. Scatter tomatoes, onion, and 1/2 pound blue cheese over each salad.

Nutrition Facts

362 calories; protein 13.7g; carbohydrates 9.1g; fat 30.6g; cholesterol 51.4mg; sodium 892.3mg. Full Nutrition
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Reviews (119)

Most helpful positive review

Rating: 4 stars
05/05/2008
I love this dressing. But like the other reviewer, that is alot of blue cheese. I just added about 1/4 cup(eyeballed it), put it all in a blender for a few pulses, and I have to say, it is the best I've tasted. Even my kids love it, and ask for it all the time. Now I keep blue cheese in stock. It is just ever so slightly sweet when you first taste it, then you get the nice tang following that, with the nice strong flavor of the cheese. I have never cared for bottled dressing of any kind, I have always liked making my own because I like to be able to control the salt and sugar and it just is always nice and fresh. I wonder if the recipe might have been a typo or something. Maybe it meant to be a half a cup instead. This is the only reason as to why I had to give it a 4 star. I also like adding to it chopped candied walnuts, chopped bacon, and chopped granny smith apples. It just doesn't get any better. Read More
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Most helpful critical review

Rating: 1 stars
09/28/2011
My family thought this dressing was absolutely terrible. Way too much sugar and vinegar. Yuck. Read More
(4)
163 Ratings
  • 5 star values: 118
  • 4 star values: 36
  • 3 star values: 3
  • 2 star values: 1
  • 1 star values: 5
Rating: 4 stars
05/05/2008
I love this dressing. But like the other reviewer, that is alot of blue cheese. I just added about 1/4 cup(eyeballed it), put it all in a blender for a few pulses, and I have to say, it is the best I've tasted. Even my kids love it, and ask for it all the time. Now I keep blue cheese in stock. It is just ever so slightly sweet when you first taste it, then you get the nice tang following that, with the nice strong flavor of the cheese. I have never cared for bottled dressing of any kind, I have always liked making my own because I like to be able to control the salt and sugar and it just is always nice and fresh. I wonder if the recipe might have been a typo or something. Maybe it meant to be a half a cup instead. This is the only reason as to why I had to give it a 4 star. I also like adding to it chopped candied walnuts, chopped bacon, and chopped granny smith apples. It just doesn't get any better. Read More
(109)
Rating: 5 stars
09/30/2008
This is a great salad! In a hurry and don't have time to make dressing? Simply docter up bottled blue cheese dressing. I add just a bit of red wine vinegar, milk, sugar and black pepper and it tastes pretty much the same as starting from scratch. Also,as others suggested, real bacon bits really add to it. My kids love this recipe. Read More
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Rating: 5 stars
12/30/2009
Fabulous dressing! I cut the amount of blue cheese in half. I love the tang from the red wine vinegar coupled with the sweetness from the sugar. Definitely give it time for the flavors to come together (I did make it the night before). I did add some crumbled bacon and chilled the salad plates. Read More
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Rating: 5 stars
05/02/2012
Years ago I made a similar salad. I placed a wedge on each of 2 plates and they looked great. I was so proud of my efforts. My husband began to eat and very soon found an angleworm lodged between the leaves. My suggestion is that the lettuce head should be soaked in salt water for some time in order to remove unwanted seasonings. Read More
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Rating: 5 stars
08/10/2008
This was VERY good...they serve this at one of my favorite restaraunts and I was so glad to find the recipe...only thing I did different was to also add some crumbled bacon on top of it! Read More
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Rating: 5 stars
06/14/2010
My husband loved this and asked me to save the recipe. I served grape tomatoes and omited the onion. Next time I will add the onion and some applewood bacon crumbles. Read More
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Rating: 4 stars
11/28/2007
This dressing was wonderful with half of the blue cheese--both in the dressing and on top of the salads (I think it would have been way too over-powering with all of the cheese in and on top of the salad!). I substituted whole milk b/c I didn't have any buttermilk and the dressing was definitely elegant and delicious! Read More
(11)
Rating: 5 stars
01/31/2011
Love this - I eat it every week for lunch sometimes for dinner too! I use the blue cheese gorgonzola dressing - yum! But I add a little water to the dressing to try to save some calories. Read More
(10)
Rating: 5 stars
03/22/2011
Excellent! I made this as a surprise for my husband for his birthday with dinner and he loved it. The dressing was amazing! We will no longer use store bought blue cheese! Thanks for the great recipe! UPDATE.....I made this again and it is just wonderful. I wish more people knew about this recipe. Read More
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Rating: 1 stars
09/28/2011
My family thought this dressing was absolutely terrible. Way too much sugar and vinegar. Yuck. Read More
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