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Salad with Blue Cheese Dressing

 Salad with Blue Cheese Dressing
This salad is a tradition in my home each Christmas. The chunky blue cheese dressing coats the lettuce beautifully. Toss in extra vegetables to suit your family's taste. —Shirley Bedzis, San Diego, California
14-16 ServingsPrep: 10 min. + chilling

Ingredients

  • DRESSING:
  • 1 cup (8 ounces) 4% cottage cheese
  • 1/2 cup crumbled blue cheese, divided
  • 1/4 cup mayonnaise
  • 1/4 cup plain yogurt
  • 1/4 cup white wine vinegar
  • 2 garlic cloves, minced
  • 1/4 teaspoon salt
  • 1/4 teaspoon white pepper
  • SALAD:
  • 12 cups torn Bibb or Boston lettuce
  • 2 cups cherry tomatoes
  • 1 small red onion, sliced
  • 1 can (2-1/4 ounces) sliced ripe olives, drained
  • 2 cups seasoned salad croutons

Directions

  • In a blender, combine the cottage cheese, 1/4 cup blue cheese,
  • mayonnaise, yogurt, vinegar, garlic, salt and pepper. Cover and
  • process until smooth.
  • Pour into a small bowl; stir in the remaining blue cheese. Cover and
  • refrigerate for 2-3 hours. In a large bowl, toss the lettuce,
  • tomatoes, onion, olives and croutons. Serve with dressing. Yield:

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Salad with Blue Cheese Dressing (continued)

Directions (continued)

  • 14-16 servings.
Nutritional Facts: 1 serving (1 cup) equals 98 calories, 6 g fat (2 g saturated fat), 8 mg cholesterol, 267 mg sodium, 7 g carbohydrate, 1 g fiber, 4 g protein.