Outback Steakhouse Chopped Bleu Cheese Salad

Candied cinnamon pecans:
1/3 cup sliced-lengthwise pecans
1/2 teaspoon cinnamon
1 tablespoon dark brown sugar
1-1/2 teaspoons butter, melted

Blue cheese vinaigrette:
1/4 cup olive oil
1/4 cup white vinegar or champagne vinegar
1/4 teaspoon balsamic vinegar
2 teaspoons Dijon mustard
2 tablespoons sour cream
2 tablespoons chopped fresh basil
salt & freshly ground black pepper, to taste
1/2 cup crumbled blue cheese

Salad:
3 cups chopped bibb lettuce or butter lettuce
3 cups chopped redleaf lettuce
3 cups chopped iceberg lettuce
1 green onion, chopped
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Preheat oven to 375 degrees F.

Candied cinnamon pecans: Slice each pecan half into three lengthwise pieces.
Mix together the cinnamon and brown sugar. Toss pecans with melted butter,
then with the cinnamon/sugar mixture, tossing well to ensure a thorough
coating. Put the nuts on a parchment-lined baking sheet and bake for 5 to 8
minutes, until sugar is caramelized. Remove the baking sheet from the oven,
slide the parchment together with the nuts off the sheet to cool, and set
aside.

Blue cheese vinaigrette: Whisk together the vinaigrette ingredients.

Salad: Chop the lettuces into smallish bite-sized pieces; use a salad
spinner to wash and dry them. Slice the green onion. Place the chopped
lettuce in a large serving bowl (one large enough to toss the salad in). Add
the vinaigrette and toss thoroughly to coat. Sprinkle with the chopped
onion. Break the cooled pecan slices apart and sprinkle them over the salad.

There is something still missing in that salad. At first I thought it was a fine grate of cheese but upon looking further it is something like a ramen noodle or rice noodle (canned like chow mein noodles)

My husband and I ate there Friday. Really enjoyed this salad. Thank you for taking the time to share it with us.
barb

Wow,an excellent chef with a helpful instruction!thanks a lot

I’ve got a recipe that uses raw ramen noodles, dry, straight out of the package. They are delicious when mixed with the other ingredients, and add a nice crunch.

I have a recipe for baby bok choy salad that uses dry ramen noodles and dried wasabi peas. Delicious!

OUTSTANDING bleu cheese salad recipe!!!