Saturday, December 14, 2013
blt chopped salad with perfect blue cheese dressing
BLT Chopped Salad
1 head romaine lettuce, chopped small
1 pint cherry tomatoes, cut into fours
3 slices thick cut pepper bacon
2 chicken tender strips
Salt and pepper, to taste.
1 Tablespoon unsalted butter
1/2 cup Perfect Blue Cheese Dressing
In a cast iron skillet over medium heat, cook bacon strips until crispy and browned. Set a side to cool. Place butter in pan with bacon grease. Season both sides of chicken with salt and pepper, then add it to the butter/ bacon grease. Cook on either side for 3 minutes, or until the centers are at 165 degrees and no longer pink. Set aside to rest for 5 minutes. Meanwhile, combine together chopped lettuce, tomatoes and dressing in a large bowl. Toss to combine. Slice chicken and bacon. To assemble, serve dressed salad topped with sliced chicken and bacon. Enjoy!
Perfect Blue Cheese Dressing
Adapted from Simple Living Magazine.
1 cup sour cream
1/2 cup mayonnaise
1 teaspoon red wine vinegar
1 teaspoon Worcestershire sauce
Juice of 1/2 a lemon
1 clove garlic, minced very fine
1/2 teaspoon black pepper
Salt, to taste
4 oz. crumbled blue cheese
In a small bowl, whisk together sour cream, mayonnaise, red wine vinegar, Worcestershire sauce, lemon juice and garlic. Stir in crumbled blue cheese and add black pepper. Taste before adding salt in small increments. Dressing can be stored in a sealed container in the fridge for up to 2 weeks. Enjoy!