Copycat North Woods Inn Buttermilk Blue Cheese Salad

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Crispy, fresh iceberg lettuce is topped with a creamy, buttermilk blue cheese salad dressing for this Northwoods Inn Copycat recipe.

My fondness for these Northwoods Inn copycat recipes continues to grow. This recipe in particular took some trial and error. You see, all of the identical recipes I searched up for a copycat recipe were way, way off. The consistency, the taste, everything about it made me think the person who originally posted it hadn’t tasted their own recipe.

That first round of recipe testing was a big dud for me, so I set out to find a delicious, basic blue cheese dressing instead.

A typical steak dinner at North Woods Inn consists of a large steak, blue cheese salad, red cabbage salad, and garlic cheese bread. Scroll down for links to these additional recipes!

North Woods Inn Garlic Cheese Bread

Don’t forget the incredible Copycat Northwoods Inn Garlic Cheese Bread.

Or the deliciously sweet and tangy Copycat Northwoods Inn Red Cabbage Salad.

Copycat Northwoods Inn Blue Cheese Iceberg Salad

Crispy iceberg lettuce is roughly chopped and topped with a creamy blue cheese dressing.
5 from 1 vote
Prep Time 10 mins
Chill Time 4 hrs
Total Time 4 hrs 10 mins
Course Salad
Cuisine American
Servings 6 servings, with possible leftover dressing
Calories 181 kcal


  • 1 cup buttermilk
  • 1 cup light mayonnaise
  • 4 oz package crumbled blue cheese
  • 1/8 tsp garlic powder
  • 1/8 tsp ground white pepper
  • 1 head iceberg lettuce cleaned and roughly chopped
  • optional: splash of milk if you want to thin the dressing


  • Stir the buttermilk, mayonnaise, blue cheese, garlic powder, and pepper together in a bowl. Cover bowl with plastic wrap and refrigerate several hours before serving over cleaned, roughly chopped iceberg lettuce.
  • If desired, you can thin the dressing with a splash of milk, mix well and then serve over the lettuce.


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Serving: 1servingCalories: 181kcalCarbohydrates: 6gProtein: 5gFat: 15gSaturated Fat: 6gPolyunsaturated Fat: 5gMonounsaturated Fat: 4gTrans Fat: 0.02gCholesterol: 25mgSodium: 568mgPotassium: 115mgFiber: 0.02gSugar: 3gVitamin A: 237IUVitamin C: 0.01mgCalcium: 148mgIron: 0.1mg
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