This colorful chopped salad combines layers of flavor with spinach, radicchio, and iceberg lettuces . . . mixed with an assortment of chopped artichoke hearts, green olives, hard-cooked eggs, hearts of palm, bacon, red onion, crumbled blue cheese, and dried onion rings. The creamy, yet slightly tangy dressing is perfectly light with lemon juice, basil, seasoned salt . . . and I add some garlic powder.
Mix blue cheese, mayonnaise, sour cream, buttermilk, lemon juice, poppy seeds, garlic powder, hot sauce, onion powder, pepper, and celery seeds in a medium bowl. Season with salt, and more lemon juice if needed.
What is your favorite side salad when you eat a good steak? Mine has always been anything wedge + bacon + blue cheese. So many flavors wrapped up in one. Smoky bacon. Sharp & salty blue cheese. Tangy buttermilk. These rich and complex flavors make ANY steak better.
A classic wedge salad starts with a wedge of lettuce, typically iceberg or Romaine. Most wedges are topped with red onion, crumbled bacon, and sometimes tomatoes. The crowning jewel of most wedge salads is blue cheese dressing. Since it is the star of the show, it pays to make it from scratch using high quality blue cheese.
Make blue cheese dressing ahead of time. This buttermilk blue cheese dressing develops its best flavor if made and refrigerated 24 hours ahead. This gives the dressing time to settle and flavors to blend.
Prepare steak as normal, but cut cooking short on 2nd side by 2-3 minutes. Pack blue cheese mixture on less cooked side of meat and put under preheated broiler (about 3-4 inches away) and cook 2-3 minutes or until blue cheese topping starts to brown up and bubble. Remove steak from oven, tent with foil and let rest 5 minutes.
One of the benefits of making a homemade salad dressing is knowing what ingredients are going into it. You can make the best blue cheese dressing at home! This means that you get to control the quality of your salad dressing. This rich and tangy homemade blue cheese dressing recipe tastes so similar to the Chart House dressing that no one will know the difference.
You might be wondering about the difference between blue cheese and gorgonzola. Blue cheese is a range of cheeses that have stripes or spots of the mold Penicillium. Gorgonzola is one particular type of blue cheese that is produced in Northern Italy. While both blue cheese and gorgonzola are extensively used in cooking, gorgonzola has a unique taste and appearance. You could substitute gorgonzola for blue cheese if that is all you have on hand.
When it's chilly outside there's nothing like having a big bowl of soup to warm you up. At Outback, the Walkabout Soup is a creamy onion soup that's been removed from the menu but fans can still recreate the recipe at home. The secret ingredient here is big chunks of Velveeta cheese for an ultra-smooth texture.
Loading the famous blue cheese vinaigrette onto a salad at Outback Steakhouse is something most people look forward to at the restaurant. This copycat recipe only takes five minutes, which is great for at-home cooks.
A quesadilla from a steakhouse seems like an odd choice, but picky eaters or those looking for something lighter will love this copycat recipe. The quesadilla is stuffed with cheese, chicken, and bacon and has a tangy honey mustard dip on the side.
There's always something delicious about a steakhouse salad, especially a loaded wedge salad. This recipe includes an additional recipe for homemade blue cheese dressing just like the one at Outback Steakhouse, but if you're short on time there's no shame in using store-bought dressing.
Ice-cold Caesar salad is a refreshing way to start what could be a heavy meal. This copycat dressing recipe is best if you make it ahead of time and then pop it into the fridge for a while so all of the flavors can meld together.
Broccoli just tastes better doused in a big helping of garlic and parmesan cheese. The LongHorn Steakhouse copycat recipe is easy to make and takes about 15 minutes. Just be sure to mix the garlic and cheese mixture into the broccoli really well before serving.
This recipe is part of my classic salad dressing collection, which includes go-to recipes for oil and vinegar based dressings, like vinaigrette and balsamic vinaigrette, as well as creamy dressings, such as buttermilk ranch dressing and blue cheese dressing, which are typically made with mayonnaise and dairy products.
Flavorful and delicious dressing! Made the recipe exactly as posted and it was perfect! I did add a small (very small) amount of water to slightly thin the dressing and it did not impact the taste at all. Husband raved about how good it was. Another successful Jenn Segal recipe!
This has been my go-to recipe for caesar dressing most of 2022, so simple to whip up. I love the lemon and anchovies and use a generous portion of each. I use an olive oil mayo (no canola for me), It actually has me more excited to eat greens because its so zippy!
You can use whatever cheese you like for mac and cheese, I like to tinker with my mac and cheese recipes to try out different combinations of cheese but for this Lobster Mac and Cheese recipe, I like to use a blend of cheddar and gruyere because of the sharpness of both cheeses. The meltability of the cheddar and gruyere is far superior to many other cheeses, as well, making it perfect for baked mac and cheese recipes.
The Ultimate BLT Wedge Salad made with crisp iceberg lettuce, crispy bacon, fresh cherry tomatoes, all drizzled with a creamy homemade ranch or blue cheese dressing. A drizzle of balsamic glaze puts it over the top! This is the easiest and most flavorful salad.
Wednesday: Wine Dinner, 6:30 p.m., Ruth's Chris Steak House, 100 E. Freedom Way, Downtown. New Orleans cuisine paired with fine wines and hand-crafted cocktails. $90 plus tax and gratuity. Reservations required. 513-381-0491; www.ruthschris.com.
To make the vinaigrette, combine all of the ingredients except the oils in a bowl. Slowly whisk in the oils one at a time starting with the walnut oil followed by the olive oil and then the peanut oil. Vinegars and oils vary in strength and flavor. Each dressing is different. You may therefore not need to add all of the oil in this recipe.
To make the salad, combine all of the ingredients in a bowl, including the croutons but not the cheese. Season with salt and freshly cracked black pepper. Dress to your liking with the olive vinaigrette and divide the mix into 6 bowls. Stud each salad with about 1 ½ ounces of the blue goat cheese and drizzle with the port glaze. Delicious. 2b1af7f3a8