When Julio and I went to New Orleans for his birthday (way back in January), we had a salad at BeshSteak that has since changed the way I prepare many a salad in my home. Theirs was super simple, but the ingredients were impeccable. You should try this salad. It’s super yummy. I sometimes eat it as they prepared it and sometimes doctor it up a bit. Regardless, I’ve been eating a lot of one variation or another of this salad since January. Give it a go.
Buttermilk Bleu Cheese Salad
homemade Ranch dressing (you’re probably familiar, but just in case. Buy one of the envelope mixes and simply follow the directions. To make it really yummy, substitute buttermilk for the whole milk. Make and refrigerate at least an hour before serving.)
bleu cheese crumbles (I buy a medium-sized tub of these at Sam’s. They keep forever and are delicious.)
Prepare lettuce for salad and refrigerate. If you’re preparing salad for four, mix about 1/2 cup bleu cheese crumbles (to your taste) in about 3/4 cup salad dressing. In a very large bowl, toss the lettuce, blue cheese and dressing. You’ll want a lot of the dressing. Serve immediately.
Variations: Mix and match any of the following: Slivered almonds, grapes cut in half, walnuts or slivers of Granny Smith apples.
Thank me later.