In a large bowl, arrange lettuce. Distribute tomato slices, crumbled blue cheese and chopped basil attractively over lettuce. Season with pepper.
Make the dressing: In a glass jar with a tight lid, combine lemon juice, oil, sugar, garlic, and Dijon mustard. Season with salt and pepper. Shake well and drizzle dressing over the salad just before serving.
Recipe courtesy of Paula Deen