Tomato & Bleu Cheese Salad with Steakhouse style Salad Dressing


  • 3 Tbsp. Apple cider vinegar or champagne vinegar
  • 1/4 cup Sugar
  • 1/2 cup Ketchup
  • 2 tsp. Worcestershire sauce
  • 1 tsp. Dry mustard
  • 1/2 Tbsp. Garlic, finely minced
  • 1 cup Olive oil (preferred) or vegetable oil
  • 1 Tbsp. Thyme, fresh, leaves only
  • to taste Kosher salt and pepper


  • 6 to 7 Kumato® brand Tomatoes, thinly sliced
  • 1 to 2 small Red onions, thinly sliced, peeled, separated into several rings
  • 6 to 8 oz. Blue cheese, crumbled
  • 1/2 cup Spiced walnuts or pecans, prepared
  • 1/2 small bunch Chives, fresh, cut into 1/2” pieces


To prepare the salad dressing, whisk the vinegar and sugar together in a small bowl, whisking until the sugar dissolves. Add all remaining ingredients, except the olive oil and seasonings, whisking dressing as you add each ingredient. add the oil very slowly, whisking well to emulsify the vinegar with the oil. Stir in thyme, salt amd pepper. Taste and adjust the seasonings. Cover and chill. To prepare the salad, beging by placing Kumato® brand Tomatoes slices in a circular pattern around a luncheon or salad size plate, alternating each tomato slice with a red onion ring. Repeat with the remaining ingredients, circling around the plate. Drizzle tomatoes and onions with a small amount of dressing. Sprinkle the bleu cheese, spiced nuts and chives over the top of each salad. Drizzle with additional dressing. Serve immediately with additional dressing on the side.