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Salad with Blue Cheese Dressing

Total Time

Prep: 10 min. + chilling


14-16 servings

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


  • 1 cup 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


  1. In a blender, combine the cottage cheese, 1/4 cup blue cheese, mayonnaise, yogurt, vinegar, garlic, salt and pepper. Cover and process until smooth.
  2. 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.

Nutrition Facts

1 cup: 98 calories, 6g fat (2g saturated fat), 8mg cholesterol, 267mg sodium, 7g carbohydrate (2g sugars, 1g fiber), 4g protein.

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