Little Gem Wedge Salad with Blue Cheese & Herb Dressing Little Gem lettuce is like a cross between romaine and butterhead. It’s perfect for making an updated take on the wedge salad in this healthy recipe. If you can’t find Little Gem, use half a romaine heart for each serving. You can order Point Reyes Original blue cheese online from pointreyescheese.com or substitute another raw-milk blue cheese.

active:

30 mins

total:

30 mins

Servings:

6

Ingredients

  • ¾ cup crumbled Point Reyes Original blue cheese
  • ⅔ cup whole-milk plain Greek yogurt
  • ¼ cup extra-virgin olive oil
  • 2 tablespoons white-wine vinegar
  • 1 tablespoon Dijon mustard
  • 1 tablespoon chopped flat-leaf parsley
  • 1 tablespoon chopped fresh oregano
  • 1 medium clove garlic
  • ¼ teaspoon kosher salt
  • ¼ teaspoon ground pepper
  • 6 heads Little Gem lettuce
  • ½ cup crumbled blue cheese
  • 3 pieces bacon, cooked and crumbled
  • 2 scallions, thinly sliced on the diagonal

Directions

    Step 1

    To prepare dressing: Place 3/4 cup blue cheese, yogurt, oil, vinegar, mustard, parsley, oregano, garlic, salt and pepper in a blender or food processor. Blend until almost smooth.

    Step 2

    To prepare salad: Cut each head of lettuce in half lengthwise and place on a large salad plate. Dollop 2 tablespoons of the dressing over each serving and top with more blue cheese, bacon and scallions. Serve with extra dressing on the side, if desired.

Tips

To make ahead: Refrigerate dressing (Step 1) for up to 5 days.

Nutrition Facts

Serving Size: 2 cups each Per Serving: 169 calories; protein 7.9g; carbohydrates 5.1g; dietary fiber 1.7g; sugars 1.8g; fat 13.3g; saturated fat 5.7g; cholesterol 20.4mg; vitamin a iu 9162.7IU; vitamin c 12.7mg; folate 56.4mcg; calcium 170.3mg; iron 1.3mg; magnesium 24.5mg; potassium 344.1mg; sodium 371.6mg; calories from fat 119.9kcal. Exchanges:

1 vegetable, 1/2 high-fat meat, 1 fat

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