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Oh my seasoned cook, this was sooooo good, I think, it was better than Outbacks. My hubby never eats salad, and he ate this and commented that it was great. I followed directions execpt candied the pecans with some brown sugar and We Olives pineapple white balsamic and I sprinkled the pinapple whit balsamic on the salad just before I added your outstanding blue cheese dressing.
This was the best salad! I made it for 2 as a meal and changed a couple things. I made 1/3 of the Buttermilk and Mayo Mixture and 1/4 cup of Blue Cheese 1/8 tsp Seasoning for the dressing. Left all the veg the same and it was more than enough dressing for us. Also I Chopped the Salad to mix the dressing in. I Grilled a small Filet steak and sliced that for the top. Only used one bacon slice per person and 2 Tbsp Pecans and Blue Cheese per person. Also I made the Sweet Balsamic Glaze to drizzle on top; 1/2 Cup Balsamic and 2 Tbsp Brown sugar boil on the stove just until it coats the back of spoon. (This will be enough for many salads.)
Thank you so much for posting! :)
Loved it! I made the salad and the dressing last week following the recipe exactly. A wonderful combination of flavours! Tonight I am making just the dressing for a steak salad - this is now my 'go to' blue cheese salad dressing. Thanks so much for sharing.
To make this salad even more like the Wedge Salad at Outback, add a sweet balsamic glaze before the blue cheese dressing. It makes it even better!!! Also, they use candied pecans. Delicious!!!! XOXOXO
Delicious! The only change I made was to use onion salt instead of onion powder but we like salt! I used the mild brand Buttermilk Blue Cheese (purchased at Wegman's) and it was perfect. I now have my go to dressing and blue cheese cheese.
So...I simply ADORE the blue cheese wedge salad from Outback Steakhouse. It's my favorite! I made this tonight and OMIGOODNESS. It's so YUMMY. I didn't use the pecans. The dressing is SUPURB! I think I found my new salad and dressing!!!
Wonderful! Personally I would omit the bacon (but I never have been a fan of meat in salads--so it is a personal problem). The dressing is superb.
I just posted the above comment (I added a usesr name!) and I forgot to add that I had forgotten the buttermilk (I never buy it) and didn't have time to run to the store. I googled a substitution and tried one that called for one cup of warm milk and 1.75 tsp of cream of tarter. Viola! It worked just fine! I didn't realize that you could make your own buttermilk! It is true that you do learn something new everyday!
This is an excellent salad and I just love the idea of the wedge. So fresh and delicious! The nuts with the blue cheese just put it over the top for us! We will have this often with a few cheese and nut variations.