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Entry from December 30, 2010
Black and Bleu Salad

"Black and Bleu Salad” became popular in the 2000s at chain restaurants such as O’Charley’s, Beef ‘O’ Brady’s and Quiznos. The salad often contains sliced sirloin steak, but can have blackened chicken or salmon instead. This is placed over a salad that contains crumbled bleau cheese and sometimes bleu cheese dressing. “Black and Bleu Caesar Salad” is simply steak added to a Caesar salad.

It’s not known which restaurant establishment served the first “Black and Bleu Salad.”


O’Charley’s
Black & Bleu Caesar Salad
Blackened, grilled USDA sirloin and crumbled bleu cheese on top of a blend of crisp romaine lettuce, fresh tomatoes and bacon. Tossed with our signature Caesar dressing.
$10.49

Beef ‘O’ Brady’s
Black & Bleu Salad
6-ounces sliced sirloin steak seared with blackening spices over crisp, fresh greens with cucumbers, tomatoes, crumbled bleu cheese and French-fried onions. Served with balsamic vinaigrette.

Irish Bred Pub (Carrollton, GA)
Black and Bleu Salad
Blackened Chicken, Steak, or Salmon covered in melted bleu cheese crumbles served on a bed of Mixed Greens garnished with tomatoes and cucumbers, served with Bleu Cheese dressing.
Chicken $8.50 Steak $9.50 Salmon $9.50

7 December 2001, The Press of Atlantic City (NJ), “It’s real Goodfellows that let kids eat free and parents eat well” by John Curran:
My bride had a Black and Bleu Salad ($10.99) which was basically a Caesar salad with strips of marinated steak over it.
(Restaurant review of W. L. Goodfellows—ed.)

20 June 2004, Frederick (MD) News-Post, pg. 71? (ad insert):
BLACK & BLEU SALAD
with Black Angus Steak, blue cheese crumbles and Balsamic Vinaigrette dressing served on the side
(Quiznos—ed.)

Low Carb Friends
LindaSue
07-07-2004, 04:31 AM
Black & Bleu Salad
Savory Black Angus steak strips, bleu cheese crumbles and red onion are sprinkled with spices and placed on Quiznos Sub own Salad Blend with vine-ripened cherry tomatoes. Quiznos Balsamic Vinaigrette is served on the side. (7 Grams Net Carbohydrates)

Food.com
Black and Bleu Salad
By MizEmerilLagasse on August 05, 2004
Ingredients:
Salad

1 porterhouse steak, cut off the bone and into thick slices (or anything else)
1 shiitaki mushroom, sliced 1/4 inch think
1 (10 ounce) bag european mixed greens
1/2 small red onion, sliced into rings and then into 1/4 s
1 (11 ounce) can mandarin orange sections, drained
blue cheese, to top (I like Gorgonzola)
salt and pepper (...)

Epicurious.com
Black and Bleu Salad
Submitted by A Cook | July 6, 2005
Combine vegtables and toss. Spread the blackened chicken on top and sprinkle with crumbled Bleu Cheese. Serve with Bleu Cheese dressing or a dressing of your choice. Enjoy!
Ingredients
Spring Greens, Grape Tomatoes, Sliced Black Olives, Sliced Purple Onions, Sliced Cucumbers, Sliced Mushrooms, Crubled Bleu Cheese, Sliced Blackened Chicken, croutons, and Blue Cheese dressing.

Google News Archive
30 January 2006, Kentucky New Era (Hopkinsville, KY), pg. A6, col. 1 ad:
BLACK AND BLEU SALAD
Crisp Romaine lettuce, dressed with bleu cheese crumbles, creamy bleu cheese dressing and topped with blackened Certified Angus Beef steak.
(Cafe 541—ed.)

Copykat Chat
Jakob
04-24-2007 01:18 PM
Quizno’s Black & Bleu
Ok, I’m officially addicted to the Quizno’s Black and Bleu salad. I want to make it at home for friends and family but have a few problems.

Most of the ingredients are easy enough, quality steak, some romaine lettuce, large diced tomatoes, bleu cheese crumbles and red onion. What I’m having issues with is the balsamic vinaigrette dressing and the flatbread.

I believe they are lightly buttering the flatbread on one with a melted garlic butter mix and then adding some seasoning on top before warming. I can’t seem to determine what the seasoning it exactly. Whatever it is, I believe they are roasting the spices beforehand since they all seem very dark and aromatic.

Secondly, and most importantly, is the balsamic vinaigrette. It’s unlike what I’ve been able to produce. Does anyone know of a presold similar mix or have any clue as to what they are adding to make their final version?

Google Groups: rec.food.recipes
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Followup-To: rec.food.recipes
From: Patricia D. Hill
Date: Wed, 12 Sep 2007 04:16:08 +0000 (UTC)
Local: Tues, Sep 11 2007 11:16 pm
Subject: REQUESTS from Monday, September 10, 2007

Subject: Black and Bleu Salad
From: Shirley
Black and Bleu Salad This recipe has grilled chicken, black olives, bleu cheese pecans and a balsamic vinegar dressing mixed with something that makes it sweet. What?? Honey??

Food.com
Black and Bleu Salad
By Julia Lynn on December 21, 2009
Ingredients:
1 lb sirloin steak
1/3 cup cucumber, chopped
1/3 cup red bell pepper, chopped
1/3 cup red onion, chopped
1 (10 ounce) bag romaine lettuce
1/3 cup blue cheese, crumbled
blackening seasoning
balsamic vinaigrette
crouton (optional)
(...)
Black and Bleu Salad
By Julia Lynn
on December 21, 2009
Recipe #404575
This is a favorite at a local restaurant I used to work at named Elijah’s here in Wilmington. All of the topping measurements are approximate, put as many or as few as you want! The spicyness of the blackening spice and the potent cheese are wonderous with the sweet balsamic dressing. The original salad at the restaurant also includes cherry tomatoes, but since neither I or my boyfriend care for raw tomatoes we left them off!

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