Tuesday, July 25, 2017

ROMAINE LETTUCE WITH BLUE CHEESE-RANCH DRESSING

I always make my salad dressings but I noticed a Blue Cheese Ranch salad dressing in the grocery store. I make a delicious blue cheese dressing and all you have to do is add fresh herbs and it becomes a Blue Cheese-Ranch Dressing. You can increase the Greek yogurt or sour cream to 1 cup and eliminate the mayonnaise, if you wish.



Dressing
1 cup buttermilk
¾ cup plain Greek yogurt or sour cream
½ cup mayonnaise
1 T champagne or white wine vinegar
1 T fresh lemon juice
1 clove garlic, pushed through a garlic press
1 small shallot, minced
¼ cup minced Italian parsley
2 T minced fresh chives
1 T minced dill
1 T minced oregano
¼ cup mashed blue cheese
½ cup crumbled blue cheese
½ t paprika
½ t sea salt 
1 t freshly ground black pepper

Romaine lettuce, cut into chunks
2 slices bacon, baked in oven or fried until crisp, and then crumbled

Combine the above salad ingredients in a bowl or 16-oz canning jar. 
Cover and refrigerate for at least 30 minutes.

Divide lettuce between 2 salad plates.
Spoon on some of the salad dressing and sprinkle with bacon.

Makes 2 cups of dressing