Iceberg Wedge with Blue Cheese . . .

This hearty wedge salad, which contains the classic elements of a bacon, lettuce, and tomato sandwich, is a version of one served at Old Homestead Steakhouse in New York City.

For the Dressing:

4 oz. blue cheese, such as Maytag


2 tbsp. heavy cream


2 tbsp. mayonnaise


2 tbsp. milk


1 tbsp. extra-virgin olive oil


1 tsp. worcestershire


1/4 tsp. hot sauce, such as Tabasco


1 small shallot, finely chopped


Kosher salt and freshly ground black pepper, 
   to taste

 

For the Salad:


1 head iceberg lettuce, cored and halved lengthwise


4 strips cooked bacon, torn


10 cherry tomatoes, halved


8 basil leaves, torn


4 oz. crumbled blue cheese, such as Maytag


Freshly ground black pepper, to taste


Flatbread or toasted pita, for serving

 

Instructions:
1. Make the dressing: In the bowl of a food processor, combine blue cheese, cream, mayonnaise, milk, oil, worcestershire, hot sauce, and shallot and process until smooth and creamy, about 15 seconds. Season dressing with salt and pepper and transfer to a small bowl; set aside.
2. Arrange lettuce cut side up on 2 plates. Spoon dressing over each wedge and garnish salad with bacon, tomatoes, basil, and blue cheese. Season with black pepper and serve with the flatbread, if you like


SERVES 2 – 4