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Tomatoes with Bleu Cheese

By Paula Deen


Difficulty: Easy

Prep time: 10 minutes

Cook time: 10 minutes

Servings: 10


  • 1 cup crumbled bleu cheese
  • 1 fresh ripe sliced tomato
  • 1 head washed, dried and chopped romaine lettuce
  • 1 cup chopped fresh basil
  • to taste black pepper
  • 3 tablespoons fresh lemon juice
  • 1/2 cup olive oil
  • 2 tablespoons sugar
  • 2 cloves crushed garlic
  • 1 tablespoon dijon mustard
  • pinch salt


In a large bowl, arrange lettuce. Distribute tomato slice, crumbled blue cheese and chopped basil attractively over lettuce. Add a pinch black pepper.

Make the dressing: In a glass jar with a tight lid, combine lemon juice, vegetable oil, sugar, garlic, salt and Dijon mustard. Shake well and drizzle dressing over the salad just before serving. Garnish with basil, pinch of salt and fresh ground black pepper.