Iceberg Lettuce with Creamy Blue Cheese Dressing
Although there are many ways to make old-fashioned recipes more contemporary, there are certain recipes that should just stay as they are. This is one of them. In today's world of designer greens and edible flowers, it would be easy to stray, and while that wouldn't be a terrible mistake, it would mean an unnecessary break from the past. Nostalgia notwithstanding, crunchy iceberg lettuce beneath a creamy dressing is a timeless combination worth treasuring. If you must stray toward the 21st century, then try hearts of romaine lettuce instead, or top it with strips of crispy bacon.
1 head iceberg lettuce
Cut the lettuce into 4 wedges, and place on individual plates.
In a medium-size bowl, whisk together the remaining ingredients, except the extra chives, until the dressing is creamy but still slightly lumpy from the blue cheese. Spoon a generous amount of dressing over each wedge of lettuce, garnish with the extra chives, and serve immediately. (The dressing can be made 24 hours in advance and refrigerated.)
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