Little Gem lettuce is a small lettuce that is a cross between romaine and butter lettuce offering both a crisp and sweet bite. It pairs nicely with the blue cheese, cooked bacon and buttermilk dressing in this recipe. Simply add a side of steak.


Salad Ingredients

  • 1 oz crumbled blue cheese
  • 1 hard boiled egg
  • 21/4 oz Hy's buttermilk ranch dressing
  • 1 oz crumbed cooked bacon
  • 4-5 grape tomatoes, halved
  • 1 head gem lettuce

Hy's Buttermilk Dressing Ingredients

  • 1/2 cup mayonnaise
  • 2 tbsp buttermilk
  • 2 drops Tabasco sauce
  • 1/3 tsp white wine vinegar
  • 1/4 tsp Each of chopped fresh parsley, basil and dill
  • salt and pepper


Make Salad

  • Wash and cut one head of gem lettuce length wise. Place in centre of plate.
  • Dress the cut lettuce with the prepared dressing, allowing it to cascade down the sides of the lettuce.
  • Garnish with blue cheese, tomatoes and cooked bacon. Slice the egg in half and place on the side of the salad.

Hy's Buttermilk Dressing

  • Mix mayonnaise through to fresh herbs together and season with salt and pepper. Chill until ready to serve.