This one is short and sweet… well not literally sweet but you know what I mean. 🙂 I LOVE the wedge salad! Crunchy lettuce, creamy dressing, & just all around yumminess! I decided to make one up for my husband and myself but didn’t just want to “BUY” a dressing, blah. I did buy the dressing but knew I was going to dress it up completely.
I bought a good glass bottle of dressing in the cold section of the produce. Not the funky, plastic bottled dressing that just tastes gross. I made sure it had ingredients that I could actually understand. Then I bought my blue cheese crumbles, fresh organic basil, & lime.
So here we go…
In a bowl I took the blue cheese crumbles, a little Texas Pete Sauce (as you can tell I put that in a LOT of my recipes. What can I say I just love spicy stuff!), some fresh squeezed lime juice, salt, a little Truvia to sweeten it, & finely chopped garlic cloves.
Add in your really good Ranch dressing or blue cheese dressing. I knew I was going to flavor with blue cheese so I just bought good ranch. Mix well!
Now slice big chunks of crunchy Ice Berg Lettuce. I bought the Organic kind & made sure to put it in the fridge right away to keep it cold & crunchy. Chop up a small hand full of tiny tomatoes and basil. Pour your dressing over the top of the Ice Berg Lettuce. Add your tomatoes & fresh basil. Sprinkle some toasted Almond Slivers on top. Serve while cold!
If you prep this before hand you can make this a great salad for guests! I am going to put good cooked bacon crumbles on top next time and some slightly sweetened toasted walnuts. But this was so refreshing & creamy, not to mention slightly spicy! If you are following the Trim Healthy Mama plan this is an S side salad!
SPICY BLUE CHEESE WEDGE
1 organic head of Ice Berg Lettuce
1 small carton fresh tiny cherry tomatoes or whatever kind of little tomatoes you like
a handful or two of toasted almonds
a small bunch of fresh basil
a small carton of Blue Cheese Crumbles
a GOOD glass jar of Ranch dressing
1/2 lime squeezed
3 cloves of fresh garlic minced
1/2 to 1 tsp sweetenter (I used Truvia)
a dash or two or three of your favorite hot sauce (I use Texas Pete)
salt to taste
Chop in big chunks your cold, crisp Ice Berg Lettuce. Put back in fridge to keep cold. Chop up a handful of the washed tiny tomatoes & basil. Set aside. In a bowl, add 1/3 cup of blue cheese, 1 tablespoon of the fresh chopped basil, 3 cloves of fresh garlic chopped to a mince, 1/2 a lime squeezed, a couple dashes of hot sauce, sweetener & salt. Combine well. Add in your 1/2 cup of Ranch dressing. Mix well. Get out your lettuce. Pour 1/3 cup of dressing over the top. Sprinkle your fresh basil, tomatoes, and toasted almond slivers on top. ENJOY!!!
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