Wednesday, September 4, 2019

LOADED ICEBERG LETTUCE WEDGE SALAD WITH BLUE CHEESE DRESSING


Try out this exotic iceberg lettuce salad loaded up with goodness from sweet and tangy blue cheese dressing, spicy fried chicken tidbits, crunchy cherry tomatoes and lightly sauteed onion and bell peppers. The result is absolutely delicious. You will crave for more. I strongly recommend this salad. It is quite filling and at the same time light on the stomach.

You can cut the lettuce into wedges or halves. I find the halves are easier to load with the fillings. Scoop out a small portion fron the middle to make space for the goodies. Usually crispy fried bacon pieces are added but I have used chicken instead.


Ingredients:
Lettuce ........    1 large
Cherry tomatoes . 6-8 (cut into halves)
Red & yellow bell pepper - handful of strips
Onion .................... 1 small (sliced)
Parsley .................. few sprigs
Egg ................... 1 (hard boiled)
Chicken ............ 100 gms (cut into tiny pieces)
Dark soy sauce .... 1 tsp
Chilli sauce ......... 1 tsp
Salt ...................... to taste
Oil ..... 2  tbsps

For Blue Cheese Dressing:
Blue cheese .......... about 3 tbsps (crumbled)
Greek yogurt ...... 1/2 cup
Mayonnaise ......... 1 tbsp
Honey ................... 1 tbsp
Black pepper ......... 1/8 tsp
Apple cider vinegar ... 1 tsp
Extra virgin olive oil ... 1 tbsp
Parsley ..................... 1 tbsp (finely chopped)
Salt ........................ to taste

Method:

Marinate the chicken pieces with soya and chilli sauce. Set aside.








Cut the iceberg lettuce into halves or quarters as preferred.








Immerse it in ice-cold water to keep it crunchy.









Stir fry the chicken pieces with 1 tbsp oil until crisp. Remove in a plate.







Add 1 tbsp oil in the same pan and stir fry the onion and bell pepper strips for half a minute retaining  the crunchiness.








Meanwhile prepare the blue cheese dressing. Take all the ingredients mentioned in the second list in a bowl.







Mix them well with a spoon or a balloon whisk.









Now remove the lettuce halves fron the water and placethem upside down to drain out the water completely.








Remove a small porion from the middle to make a hollow space for the fillings.






Sprinkle a little salt. Spoon a little dressing on each.







Top it with the stir-fried bell peppers and onion.





Spoon little more dressing.








Add cherry tomatoes cut into halves.







Next spread out the crispy fried chicken pieces.








Place the boiled egg wedges.







Spoon the remaining dressing over them.








Garnish with parsley and some crumbled cheese. Serve immediately.


This recipe is for A-Z recipe Challenge group initiated by Vidya Narayan and Jolly Makkar on facebook. We have to make any dish with the ingredient starting with the chosen alphabet every other month. This time it is "I" We have very few options with this alphabet and I chose to make a salad with Iceberg lettuce.



10 comments:

  1. The salad sounds super flavourful! I'd never have thought of this unusual combination of ingredients. :) Love the blue cheese dressing you have come up with, here.

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  2. Now that looks like a complete meal with chicken, egg and that blue cheese dressing. I like the addition of mayo as well as yogurt in it

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    1. Thanks Renu . we need a lot of dressing to pour over it so I added yogurt. Only mayonnaise will be too heavy.

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  3. This one is rocking salald recipe with crunchy lettuce and blue cheese dressing.. I am surely going to try this wholesome filling salad.

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  4. I love such healthy wholesome salads that can be had by themselves. This one with blue cheese, eggs, chicken, bellpeppers and cherry tomatoes sounds absolutely delicious and filling!

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  5. a gourmet salad like this on a hot summer day ! blue cheese, cherry tomatoes., iceberg lettuce.. wow !

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  6. I love how beautifully you have presented the dish! With the protein, this salad makes for a complete meal. I am in love with the dressing recipe.

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  7. Wholesome and filling with all that blue cheese and dressing! A great way to enjoy iceberg lettuce

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