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A Refreshing Wedge Salad


Iceberg Wedge Salad with Pickled Red Onions and Blue Cheese Dressing
Serves 8
Crispy shallots (find them at Asian grocery stores) add a nice fried crunch to the salad, while the oranges offer a sweet burst of freshness. They’re both perfect foils for the creamy blue cheese. Use leftover dressing as a vegetable dip—it will keep in the refrigerator for about five days.
Ingredients
  1. FOR BLUE CHEESE DRESSING:
  2. ¾ cup crème fraîche
  3. ⅓ cup crumbled blue cheese, such as Stilton
  4. ⅓ cup mayonnaise
  5. 1 tablespoon red wine vinegar
  6. 1 teaspoon kosher salt
  7. Heavy cream, to thin dressing as necessary
  8.  
  9. FOR WEDGE SALAD:
  10. 1 head iceberg lettuce
  11. 3 tablespoons crumbled blue cheese
  12. 2 oranges, peeled and segmented
  13. 3 to 4 tablespoons pickled red onions (see sidebar)
  14. 3 to 4 tablespoons crispy shallots (see headnote)
  15. 2 tablespoons chopped fresh chives
  16.  
  17. FOR PICKLED RED ONIONS:
  18. 1 small red onion, peeled and cut lengthwise into ¼-inch-thick slices
  19. ½ cup white wine vinegar
  20. 2 tablespoons granulated sugar
Instructions
  1. FOR BLUE CHEESE DRESSING:
  2. Whisk together all ingredients in a bowl. Taste and adjust seasoning as necessary. If dressing is too thick, thin with cream and mix thoroughly.
  3. FOR PICKLED RED ONIONS:
  4. Put onion slices in a small bowl. Cover with water and soak overnight in the refrigerator. Rinse onions with fresh water, drain, and return to bowl.
  5. Heat vinegar, ¼ cup water, and sugar in a small saucepan over medium-low heat until sugar dissolves. Pour over onions, cool to room temperature, cover, and refrigerate for 1 day before using.
  6. Cut iceberg into 8 wedges, leaving stem attached to each wedge. Arrange on a platter. Drizzle 1 tablespoon dressing over each wedge and crumble blue cheese on top. Garnish with remaining ingredients.
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