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|Julie R - WA||
Sides - rec: Chopped Blue Cheese Salad
Joined: Nov 15, 2006
Posted to Thread #4643 at 7:40 pm on Nov 22, 2006
** Chopped Blue Cheese Salad **
There was a request for the Outback's Blue Cheese Chopped Salad on the RecipeZaar forum... it had been a couple of years since I'd had the salad myself, but I recall really enjoying it! The request set my tastebuds a'craving, so I put together this salad. We took it to a potluck that day - I had two servings of it for lunch, and the husband and potluck attendees pronounced it great! :)
9 cups salad
time to make 20 min 15 min prep
-Candied cinnamon pecans-
1/3 cup sliced-lengthwise pecans
1/2 teaspoon cinnamon
1 tablespoon dark brown sugar
1 1/2 teaspoons butter, melted
3 cups chopped bibb lettuce or butter lettuce
3 cups chopped redleaf lettuce
3 cups chopped iceberg lettuce
1 green onion, chopped
-Blue cheese vinaigrette-
1/4 cup olive oil
1/4 cup white vinegar or champagne vinegar
1/4 teaspoon balsamic vinegar
2 teaspoons Dijon mustard
2 tablespoons sour cream
2 tablespoons chopped fresh basil
salt & freshly ground black pepper, to taste
1/2 cup crumbled blue cheese
1. Preheat oven to 375 degrees F.
2. Slice each pecan half into three lengthwise pieces.
3. Mix together the cinnamon and brown sugar.
4. Toss pecans with melted butter, then with the cinnamon/sugar mixture, tossing well to ensure a thorough coating.
5. Put the nuts on a parchment-lined baking sheet and bake for 5 to 8 minutes, until sugar is caramelized.
6. Remove the baking sheet from the oven, slide the parchment together with the nuts off the sheet to cool, and set aside.
7. Chop the lettuces into smallish bitesized pieces; use a salad spinner to wash and dry them.
8. Slice the green onion.
9. Whisk together the vinaigrette ingredients.
10. Place the chopped lettuce in a large serving bowl (one large enough to toss the salad in).
11. Add the vinaigrette and toss thoroughly to coat.
12. Sprinkle with the chopped onion.
13. Break the cooled pecan slices apart and sprinkle them over the salad.
14. Serve and enjoy!
15. Note: if taking this to a picnic or potluck, make sure you prepare it just before you go or the lettuces will get a bit limp after a couple of hours - it'll still tastes good, though.
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- 4643. Some of the recipes I'll be using for holiday cooking... [NT] - Julie R - WA - 7:09am on 11/22/06 (27)
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- oh my, this is an oldie but goodie. [NT] - AngAk - 8:36am on 11/22/06
- Ah...memories. This was the first recipe I attempted on my own when I was about 10 or 11. I found - Curious1 - 1:24pm on 11/22/06
- My first thing I made on my own was potato soup. :) I can't imagine trying Perfection Salad first!! [NT] - Julie R - WA - 7:18pm on 11/22/06
- Bread - rec: Overnight Fluffy Rolls [LINK] - Julie R - WA - 8:23am on 11/22/06
- Paella.... we're not turkey lovers... oh, and garlic bread :) [NT] - cheezz - 4:50pm on 11/22/06
- I LOVE paella! We're not turkey lovers either - making roast chicken w/ garlic ,caramelized onions, - Meryl - 7:22pm on 11/22/06
- I posted the paella recipe in the T&T seafood recipes :) [NT] - cheezz - 11:27pm on 11/24/06
- Cheezz--Your paella Recipe.......... - chloe - 5:49am on 12/22/06
- Cookies, T&T faves - rec: White Chocolate Chip Cranberry Oatmeal Cookies [LINK] [IMAGE] - Julie R - WA - 7:30pm on 11/22/06
- Julie, thank you for posting! Do you have any idea of the shelf life for - Sandy_in_Philly - 2:38pm on 11/30/06
- To be honest, they're usually eaten within a couple of days, so I don't know... :) But - Julie R - WA - 4:27pm on 12/01/06
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