BLT Salad with Chunky Blue Cheese Dressing Recipe

Creamy blue cheese dressing and hard-boiled eggs add even more flavor to this delicious bacon, lettuce, and tomato salad.

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Photo by Will Sterling
Yields 2 to 4 SERVINGS


  • 8 ounces blue cheese, crumbled, plus additional for garnish
  • 1/2 cup mayonnaise
  • 1/4 cup sour cream
  • Juice of 1 lemon
  • 2 cloves garlic, minced
  • 1 tablespoon minced fresh cilantro
  • 1 tablespoon minced fresh chives
  • 1/2 teaspoon cayenne pepper
  • Kosher salt and freshly ground black pepper, to taste
  • 1 head romaine lettuce, roughly chopped
  • 4 large eggs, hard-boiled and halved
  • 3 medium tomatoes, sliced
  • 6 slices bacon, cooked crisp and crumbled


  • In a small bowl, mix together blue cheese, mayonnaise, sour cream, lemon juice, garlic, cilantro, chives, cayenne, salt, and pepper. Cover with plastic wrap, and refrigerate until ready to serve.
  • On a large serving platter, arrange lettuce in an even layer. Top with layers of eggs and tomatoes. Sprinkle bacon over the top.
  • Garnish salad with additional crumbled blue cheese, and serve with dressing to the side.

NOTE: If the dressing is too thick at serving time, thin it down by stirring in a little bit of buttermilk or cream.

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Quad Webb is a reality show celebrity and a talk show host on “Sister Circle.”  This article is excerpted with permission from her book Cooking with Miss Quad: Live, Laugh, Love, and Eat (The Country-man Press).