Hearts of Romaine with Blue Cheese and Bacon

Romain lettuce makes this healthy right

Romaine lettuce makes this healthy right

This dish makes a nice side with steak or can be a meal in itself. If serving as a starter or side, one heart of romaine will serve two people. The dressing is tangy and a bit addictive. Splurge on good blue cheese.

Hearts of Romaine with Blue Cheese and Bacon

  • 2-3 hearts of romaine
  • 2-4 slices bacon, browned and crumbled
  • 2 oz blue cheese, crumbled
  • 1/2 cup buttermilk
  • 1/4 cup Greek yogurt
  • 1 tsp lemon juice
  • dash hot pepper sauce
  • black pepper to taste

Mix cheese, buttermilk, yogurt, lemon juice and hot sauce together in a shallow bowl. Season with black pepper to taste. Drizzle each heart of romaine with desired amount of dressing and sprinkle with crumbled bacon.


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12 Responses to Hearts of Romaine with Blue Cheese and Bacon

  1. A_Boleyn says:

    The salad looks delicious. Just wish I was a bigger fan of blue cheese.

  2. cecilia says:

    I honestly could eat this every day, esp with my own blue cheese mayo.. and my own bacon come to think of it, I love romaine lettuce.. c

  3. One of our favorites. In the summer we do the same with iceberg lettuce cut it into 1/4 ‘s and drizzle the dressing over the lettuce and bacon and we add fresh cherry tomatoes and red onion.

  4. On the recipe you forgot to add yogurt after the 1/4 cup measurement

  5. Karen says:

    I do love blue cheese and bacon on a salad…it is a great way to get people to eat their greens. 🙂

  6. This is one of my favorite things to eat, although I must admit, I always add carrots and radishes as well.

  7. Eva Taylor says:

    Hi! I know I haven’t been around for a bit but I’ve been swamped with getting my new ‘career’ off the ground. I have tried to comment on my iPhone but the silly phone was hungry and ate my comment before I could submit it. Sigh.
    I love a simple salad like this, but I URGE you to try grilling the hearts of romaine, it’s absolutely INCREDIBLE. Just rub the romaine with a little EVOO and finely minced garlic emulsion and you’re off to the races. It really makes the salad EXTRAORDINARY.

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