We recently ate at Macaroni Grill and I had the Bibb and Blue salad. It was so good I decided to recreate it as a vegetarian meal at home.
Bibb lettuce is one of my favorite lettuces for salads. It has an almost meaty texture that gives it a very satisfying tooth feel.
First pickle some onions a few hours before serving the salad:
1 red or sweet (Vidalia) onion
1/4 tsp. salt
2 tsps. white sugar
2 tsps. red wine vinegar
Finely slice onion into rings. Mix all ingredients in a bowl, cover and refrigerate. Make extra to use as a condiment on sandwiches. Really good!
1 head bibb lettuce
blue cheese, crumbled
walnuts, fair sized pieces
ranch or buttermilk salad dressing
Rip the salad into easy to eat pieces. Add blue cheese, walnut pieces and salad dressing. Toss ingredients until the lettuce is covered with the dressing. Serve with a garnish of pickled onions.
This salad is more of a meal than a side salad. Delicious!