This is my most-requested salad recipe ever. It's a staple at family gatherings, potlucks, and dinner parties. I think the blue cheese and pepper flavors make this a great accompaniment to beef, but my friends and family tell me it tastes great with anything!

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Recipe Summary

prep:
30 mins
additional:
3 hrs
total:
3 hrs 30 mins
Servings:
8
Yield:
8 servings
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Ingredients

8
Original recipe yields 8 servings
The ingredient list now reflects the servings specified
Dressing:
Salad:

Directions

Instructions Checklist
  • Combine sugar, vinegar, water, mustard, garlic, salt, and red pepper flakes in a blender and mix on high until smooth. Slowly drizzle in oil while blending on low speed until dressing is thick. Season with black pepper and additional salt, if desired. Refrigerate about 3 hours, or up to overnight.

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  • Place mixed greens in a large, party-sized bowl. Add bacon, onion, and blue cheese and arrange tomatoes on top. Drizzle desired amount of dressing on top and toss gently to coat.

Cook's Note:

Be sure to use vegetable oil and not olive oil.

Editor's Note:

Nutrition data for this recipe includes the full amount of dressing ingredients. The actual amount of dressing consumed will vary.

Nutrition Facts

625 calories; protein 6.8g; carbohydrates 13.8g; fat 61.8g; cholesterol 15.9mg; sodium 1189.4mg. Full Nutrition
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