There’s something about salads that usually makes me turn my nose on them. I imagine a limp green salad with shredded carrots and tasteless tomatoes tossed with a generic salad dressing. I’m sure it’s a remenant elementary school memory where the principal at the time made me take a bite of salad that resulted in me throwing up moments later. But just recently I discovered my love of big salads – big hefty salads with huge chunks of flavorful proteins mixed with fresh, crisp greens (no iceberg in sight). One of my favorite salads at this moment is a BLT&C: bacon, lettuce, tomato with chicken with a creamy homemade blue cheese dressing.
This salad is big enough to satisfy even the most Brobdingnagian appetite. The ingredients can easily be substituted with ones your choice, like avocado. But the piece de la resistence is the homemade blue cheese dressing. It’s so simple and easy that it will have you reconsider buying bottled salad dressing again.
Now for the giveaway— OXO graced me with two salad dressing shakers: one for me to keep and another for one lucky reader. With a recloseable top and wide mouth for adding ingredients, it’s a simple way to mix, serve and store homemade dressing. No additional bowls for mixing needed!
To win a shaker for yourself, leave a comment below and tell me your favorite salad before Monday, July 16 and I will randomly select one person.
Using Random.org, number 8 was selected. Congrats, Cathy! Please email me your address and I’ll get the shaker out to you ASAP.
Homemade Blue Cheese Dressing
1 cup sour cream (low fat is fine)
2 tablespoons onion powder
2 tablespoons garlic salt
¼ cup chopped fresh parsley
2 tablespoons lemon juice
2 tablespoons white wine vinegar
¼ cup blue cheese, crumbled
In a small bowl or salad shaker, combine all ingredients.
Refrigerate for an hour before serving.