I was in a little bit of a salad dressing rut. I went from someone who was extremely not-confident in throwing together a dressing to someone who could basically put one together completely mindlessly, but as it turns out, it was always the same one. I always turned to mustard for a kick, so whether I used honey or maple syrup for sweetness, cider vinegar or lemon for acidity, I always ended up with a very mustardy tasting result. No problem, but sometimes a girl needs some variety in her life.
Blue cheese does not play a big role in my life. While I love cheese, I don’t think I have ever or would ever eat it in most situations. It’s so strong and overpowering that it isn’t what I reach for. That is, until you start talking about a wedge salad. There’s something about a wedge salad that is so beautifully simple and simply delicious. The fresh, watery, crunchy lettuce (that in most situations is pushed aside for more delicate, strongly flavored lettuces) is the perfect counterpart to the creamy, strong dressing. While I didn’t use a wedge of iceberg here, the romaine heart gives the same effect, that is so easy to recreate at home.