I love bleu cheese dressing. If I order a salad at a restaurant it is always with bleu cheese dressing. There are so many variations of bleu cheese in the stores now a days I have become pretty picky with the brands I have bought to try; even then, none have measured up to what I was looking for. That is until we had dinner at my father-in-laws house for his famous steak dinner and they served a lettuce wedge with this AWESOME bleu cheese dressing. Needless to say, I asked for the recipe, and I almost always have a batch in my fridge. The only warning I give with this recipe, is be prepared - it is addictive. You will see your consumption of lettuce increase and friends and family will want to be at your house for dinner and request a salad in hopes this dressing will come with it.
If you like bleu cheese dressing, this is a great option to have on hand.
1 head of lettuce
1 Cup of mayonnaise
4 oz. of crumbled bleu cheese
3 T. milk
2 T. lemon juice
1 T. finely chopped white onion
1/4 Cup real bacon bits
2 t. sugar
1/4 t. worcestershire sauce
1/4 t. dry mustard
pinch of salt
Optional: diced tomatoes and chopped green onions to sprinkle over dressing when serving
Combine ingredients (except for diced tomatoes and chopped green onions) in bowl and mix well. Best if refrigerate for at least an hour before serving.
To Serve: Cut lettuce wedge into quarters and put on plate. Pour dressing over wedge and sprinkle with diced tomatoes and chopped green onions and serve.
By the way, there is one final thing you should know about this. When we have dinner at my father-in-laws for his famous steak dinner. Did I mention that already because he does make the absolute best steaks. Anyway, we call it "making out with our plates" when we go there for dinner. This is because everything is sooooo good, we seriously stop just short of completely licking our plates clean. I hope you enjoy this salad dressing and don't feel bad if it makes you want to lick your plate clean. :)