Ask For It: Lespri’s Wedge Salad with Ranch Dressing

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Don’t be daunted by the presentation on this salad- it is worth the effort! (And this salad can be served as wedges rather than as molded circles) A rather simple salad from Lespri, the flavor is in the dressing on this one. Creamy, and rich with buttermilk and sour cream, these flavors are balanced out with a variety of spices and seasonings. See, and make it, for yourself. lespri

Lespri’s Wedge Salad with Ranch Dressing

Ingredients

    For the salad:
  • 2 heads iceburg lettuce
  • 2 large tomatoes, sliced into 1/4-inch slices
  • 1 red onion, sliced into 1/4-inch slices
  • 1-2 cups blue cheese
  • 4 ounces bacon, cooked
  • For the dressing:
  • 1 cup mayo
  • 1/2 cup sour cream
  • 1/2 cup buttermilk
  • 1/2 teaspoon dill
  • 3/4 teaspoon parsley
  • 1/2 teaspoon fresh chives
  • 1/2 teaspoon onion powder
  • 3/4 teaspoon granulated garlic
  • 1/4 teaspoon dried cilantro
  • 1/2 teaspoon Worcestershire
  • 2 splashes Tabasco
  • 1/2 teaspoon salt
  • 1/8 teaspoon pepper

Instructions

    For the dressing:
  1. Combine ingredients in a blender, or use an emulsifying blender to blend until smooth.
  2. To assemble the salad:
  3. Rinse and cut lettuce into wedges, or, at Lespri, they use a 3-inch ring mold to cut lettuce into "pucks" and serve two stacked on top of each other per serving.
  4. Stack a slice of tomato and onion on each serving.
  5. Generously top with ranch dressing and a 1/4 cup of blue cheese.
  6. Roughly chop bacon and sprinkle on top.
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