Blue Cheese Dressing Wedge


Personally, I love the wedgie.  I’ve had them lots of places…some fancy, some not so fancy.  They are a little different everywhere, the dressing that is, not the wedge.

The wedge is always iceberg.  I’m not the biggest fan of the iceberg but it is the perfect, bland vessel for an outstanding dressing.

This particular concoction is no exception.  When I read this recipe, something about the ratios of ingredients just seemed perfect.  Glad I tried it because it is sooooo good.  Perfectly creamy and tangy with a little garlic bite. 

This is going to be a new staple around here, the Blue Cheese Dressing Wedge.

I love it. 

I used the best quality buttermilk, sour cream and blue cheese I could find.  It’s worth it.

Place the sour cream, mayonnaise, buttermilk, lemon juice, crushed garlic in the bowl of a food processor.  Add the blue cheese last.  Pulse until combined, making sure to keep the mixture slightly chunky.  (Alternatively, stir the ingredients in a bowl with a wooden spoon or whisk.)  Season with kosher or sea salt, pulsing or stirring gently to maintain the texture.  The consistency should be thick but pourable.  Stir in more buttermilk if the dressing is too thick.

Spoon the dressing into a pouring vessel and refrigerate for one hour or up to three days.  Remove 30 minutes before serving.

Slice one head of iceberg lettuce into four wedges and dollop dressing over top.  Sprinkle with crispy, fried bacon and freshly ground pepper.

Blue Cheese Dressing Wedge
Adapted from the Wine Spectator

2/3 cup sour cream
1/2 cup mayonnaise
1/4 cup buttermilk (not lowfat)
Juice of 1/2 a lemon
1 clove of garlic, crushed
3 ounces blue cheese, crumbled
Kosher or sea salt

Place the sour cream, mayonnaise, buttermilk, lemon juice, crushed garlic in the bowl of a food processor.  Add the blue cheese last.  Pulse until combined, making sure to keep the mixture slightly chunky.  (Alternatively, stir the ingredients in a bowl with a wooden spoon or whisk.)  Season with kosher or sea salt, pulsing or stirring gently to maintain the texture.  The consistency should be thick but pourable.  Stir in more buttermilk if the dressing is too thick.

Spoon the dressing into a pouring vessel and refrigerate for one hour or up to three days.  Remove 30 minutes before serving.

Slice one head of iceberg lettuce into four wedges and dollop dressing over top.  Sprinkle with crispy, fried bacon and freshly ground pepper.

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  1. deeba 1

    This sorta deliicous wedgie is unheard of here, but, HEY, you got my attention. Fresh, crisp & indulgent…wow!! I love your pouring vessel too Cathy, it’s gorgeous!

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  2. The dressing looks like it would be very tasty on any lettuce…heck, I could just eat it out of the container with a spoon, who needs the lettuce? And I agree with Deeba, love the pouring vessel.

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  3. Donna 3

    Looks fantastic. Love lettuce wedges like this. Ill have to try this blue cheese asap..bacon , oh yeah!

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  4. Debi 4

    Pretty shot (especially the dressing pour) on your “wedgie”.

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  5. Would 6:45AM be too early to have this? Because seriously, this is one of my all-time favorite ways to eat my least fav. lettuce.

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  6. That does look tasty.
    I’ve never been a fan of blue cheese. But I’ll have to try this. It may just win me over.

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  7. Rosa 7

    That looks so good! I love iceberg lettuce and blue cheese!

    Cheers,

    Rosa

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  8. Just yesterday I went to a restaurant and had the best blue cheese dressing I’ve ever had in my life, so I was going to start a mission to find a great recipe and voila, here’s your post. By the way, that “pouring vessel” is just beautiful!

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  9. Oh. My. Gawd.

    I literally put my hand over my mouth and screamed when I saw this. I love love LOVE blue cheese and this is one of my favorite salads of all time. I’ve never made blue cheese dressing myself (mostly because I’m the only person in the house that likes it) but now I’m going to.

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  10. Julia 10

    Cathy, You make a beautiful wedgie, but I’ve got to be honest — I’m not a fan. I find it too difficult to easily disperse the dressing…. Now that dressing with bacon on a chopped salad — that I can get on board with :)

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  11. Mary 11

    MMM…now that is a yummy sounding and looking wedgie! I want to make the dressing. I have been thinking about diving into something different lately. This just might be it!

    Have a good day!

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  12. Liz C. 12

    I love the wedge but Mr. Snoots is CRAZY about it, so we have it here at home A LOT! However, he has been using the store bought called Marie’s, which I don’t really like. Your recipe sounds divine. What a treat!

    I’m going to make this for him tonight and I know he will just totally flip out. I do wish I had a cute little jug like yours though.

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  13. Paula 13

    I love the wedge and that dressing looks seriously tasty!

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  14. JodieMo 14

    Any kind of salad has been devoid from our lifestyle for about 3 years now since toddlers and lettuce really don’t mix. But recently I have been craving salad ( I know, weird) I’m thinkin’ I need a wedgie!

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  15. Flea 15

    I ADORE that pitcher.

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  16. Marjie 16

    There’s a lot to be said for a wedge of iceberg. To start with, it’s simple. Looks like a great dressing!

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  17. Trisha 17

    Looks fabulous! That dressing looks rich and lucious!

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  18. Fallon 18

    Love wedge salads too, and the bacon that is topped on it. :)

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  19. dawn 19

    I love your wedgie! One of my favorites of all time. And you made your own dressing–bless you my child!

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  20. LilSis 20

    WOW! You sure know how to get someones’ attention! My husband loves wedges and I never make them at home. He orders them when we eat out.

    I’ve never known which dressing to use, but NOW I do! I’ll be making this for him soon. Maybe, even tonight!

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  21. LilSis 21

    WOW! You sure know how to get someones’ attention! My husband loves wedges; it would sound bad if I said he loved wedgies! I never make them at home, though, so he orders them when we eat out.

    I’ve never known which dressing to use, but NOW I do! I’ll be making this for him soon. Maybe, even tonight!

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  22. imom 22

    Oh man that looks so good and refreshing, especially on those warm evenings we’ve been having in the PNW!!

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  23. Bridgett 23

    Deliciously simple! Who could resist this? Love it.

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  24. Sounds terrific with this blue cheese dressing and the sprinkling of bacon!

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  25. Pam 25

    I love blue cheese dressing – it’s my very favorite. I look forward to trying this recipe.

    The elephant pitcher is BEAUTIFUL!

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  26. Alisa 26

    My absolute favorite salad. I’m drooling now. You need to send all your readers bibs before you do these recipe posts.

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  27. dawn 27

    This is one of my absolute favorite salads and yes the ratios in this dressing sounds perfect. I am going to make it for dinner tonight.

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  28. grace 28

    i’d like to shake the hand of the fella who said “let’s just cut out a hunk of lettuce and drench it in dressing”–just brilliant, and dead easy.

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  29. I do love a good wedgie. Hard to believe we pay 8 bucks for something like this in restaurants. So much better at home!

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  30. Bob 30

    That dressing sounds awesome, especially with the bacon. Heh.

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  31. wow, very interesting, I’ve never seen lettuce served like this. The dressing sounds delicious!

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  32. I never knew about this wedgie!

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  33. Lisa 33

    The wedge is about the best invention around.

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  34. Cathy at Wives with Knives 34

    I LOVE this salad but haven’t served it in ages. Crisp lettuce and homemade blue cheese dressing…heaven.

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  35. A rich blue cheese dressing is just meant for iceberg, and this looks like a great one!

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  36. Lydia 36

    Be still my heart! I’ve always loved iceberg wedgies with blue cheese dressing, and I’m so glad to find I’m not the only one. There was a restaurant near where I went to college that served this as an appetizer; you’ve brought back the very good memory of many meals there.

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  37. I. Love. You.

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  38. Debbie 38

    Looks delicious. So fresh and crisp!

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  39. Please pass the steak!

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  40. gp 40

    a yummer wedge here… perfect for the unexpected summer we finally seem to be having..

    gp

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  41. pam 41

    I’m going to make this. But first I’m going to go buy a cute pouring vessel.

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  42. You DID IT AGAIN! How do you manage it? It never fails! You made my mouth water, your always making my mouth water. I do believe I could generate a small pond, just by my reading here.

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  43. Amber 43

    OMG. The last photo is frickin’ art. Art of iceberg lettuce. You should get an award for that.
    I am like you, not a big, big fan, except the right salad and on cheeseburgers.
    Pouring vessel? Too cute of a name.

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  44. lo 44

    Can’t say I normally get too excited about iceberg lettuce… but you’ve got me going when you pair anything with bleu cheese :) A good photo never hurts either. I’ll take a wedgie like that any day!

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  45. Melynda 45

    This is the only way for me to enjoy iceberg also. What a great salad dressing, and my favorite flavors too!

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  46. Mary 46

    That looks so cool and refreshing. I love the dressing you use to top it. I’ll have to try this one.

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  47. Margaret in Huntington Beach 47

    Sorry. Hate the wedgie. Bob’s Big Boy used to serve their salads this way. It was awkward, messy & just plain hard to handle. Your blue cheese dressing sounds great. That I will try.

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  48. Julie 48

    Looks wonderific! The first 20 years of my life I didn’t know there was any other kind of lettuce besides iceburg. Then I shunned it for a while thinking myself a lettuce snob for eating romaine. Now I’m coming back around…I really like the crunchiness of iceburg sometimes!

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  49. I am in LOVE with this! I have never seen this before. What a cool and different way to do salad!

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  50. That looks and sounds like an amazing dressing!

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  51. Ooohh this sounds delicious. My husband does not like Blue Cheese, I on the other hand love it so I think I will sneak this one onto the table and see what happens. Yum

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  52. elra 52

    Oh my Cathy, this look so good. Mouthwatering!

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  53. I made this awhile back too and yes, it is dynamite. Yours looks delicious.

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  54. Oh yeah! Nothing better than the wedge with homemade BC dressing! I think that’s how I convinced my husband to marry me! :)

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  55. Barbara 55

    Boy does that wedge bring back memories! My father adored a wedge of iceburg lettuce, but he liked thousand island dressing on his.

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  56. Paula 56

    Oooh, I’m a wedgie fan, too … of the salad variety! Homemade b/c dressing is devine. I wish I had a love little decanter like yours to put it in! Regarding lettuce varities, I like them all including the crunch of iceberg. *sniff* I miss my garden lettuce!

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  57. Natty 57

    Mmm, I love a good wedgie! I love draping 3-5 anchovies over the top for that final, crushing blow.

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  58. Scott 58

    Oh the Wedge, how I love thee. I haven’t had a Wedge in a while and this might just be the motivation I need to seek one out. Thanks for sharing!

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  59. KAYOLA 59

    me too…it’s been a while since I have had a wedgie….and I don’t know why…they are so simple….thanks for joggin’ my measly little mind..and by the way how are you feeling…it is no fun to fall like that…my mom did a few years back out in the rain and she broke her back….you take it easy now ya hear? Thank you for always sharing such yummy recipes with us….

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  60. I love the name of this post!

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  61. Krista 61

    I’m sitting here drooling over lettuce! Okay, so not really the lettuce, but the dressing. It looks SO good!

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  62. Amber 62

    Aack!
    You are not here today (Thursday)!
    I hope you had a great stress free day.

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  63. Laura 63

    I would like to be alone with the blue cheese.

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  64. When I hear the word “wedge” I think “sandwich”.

    There is a very small area of NY and southern CT that refers to a sub/hoagie as a “wedge”. It’s funny because I grew up always calling it a wedge and I never understood why people looked at me funny when I traveled outside the area.

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  65. Kate 65

    Another winning recipe. How do you do it? And I’m sure a hundred people have already told you how beautiful that little pitcher is. Wow.

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  66. I love the wedge! It’s so retro good.

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  67. megan 67

    This makes me want a wedgie! Bookmarked!

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  68. Jaime 68

    You crack me up, girl. such a funny title.

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