Tuesday, July 26, 2016

Fresh Salad with Homemade Creamy Blue Cheese Dressing

1 small bunch Red Oakleaf lettuce, torn into pieces ( I used lettuce from Freshly Grown Farms)
5 fresh button mushrooms, sliced
1/2 small red onion, sliced
2-3 slices bacon, cooked and crumbled
Croutons of your choice

Creamy Blue Cheese Dressing
1 cup crumbled blue cheese
1 cup mayonnaise
2/3 cup buttermilk
2 tsp. lemon juice
1 tsp. dried minced garlic
1 tsp. dried minced onion
1/2 tsp. salt
1 tsp. course ground black pepper
(original recipe adapted from ChinDeep)

Place lettuce in a large bowl and top with remaining ingredients. Mix all dressing ingredients in a blender using the pulse button (don't over mix because you want some blue cheese chunks). Add more blue cheese crumbles after blending if desired, or crumble on salad. 

Top salad with dressing when serving.

Refrigerate any unused dressing.



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