Wedge Salad

This Classic Wedge Salad begins with a fresh slice of iceberg lettuce that’s topped with chunky blue cheese dressing along with crisp bacon, diced tomatoes, red onions, and shredded cheddar.

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Wedge salad on a white plate topped with blue cheese, bacon, tomatoes, and cheddar.

I think we tend to forget about wedge salad. I love making and serving salads, but rarely go for the wedge.

The funny part is that wedge salad happens to be topped with the most delicious ingredients! (One of which, is bacon. Bacon!) I think I need to start making these on the daily.

What is Wedge Salad

  • Wedge salads get their name based on the wedge of iceberg lettuce that it’s served with.
  • It’s topped with creamy blue cheese dressing, crisp and crunchy bacon, and sweet tomatoes.
  • Additional toppings can include finely diced red onions and shredded cheddar cheese.
  • It gained popularity when Steakhouses began serving it. It’s still served in many steakhouses today! (Outback, anyone?)

a head of iceberg lettuce cut in half.

How to Cut and Wash the Lettuce

Cutting:

  • Begin by slicing the head of iceberg lettuce in half, then cut each half in half.
  • You’ll end up with four quarters, one quarter per salad.

Washing:

  • Dilute fruit/vegetable wash with water in a bowl as instructed on the bottle. Carefully lower the lettuce into the bowl and soak for a few seconds.
  • Rinse the lettuce with cold water and pat gently with paper towels to dry.

a head of iceberg lettuce cut into quarters

What to Serve with Wedge Salad

a spoon drizzling blue cheese on top of a wedge salad on a white plate.

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Wedge Salad

5 from 1 vote
This Classic Wedge Salad begins with a fresh slice of iceberg lettuce that's topped with chunky blue cheese dressing along with crisp bacon, diced tomatoes, red onions, and shredded cheddar.

Ingredients

Salad

  • 1 head head iceberg lettuce
  • 1/2 cup cherry tomatoes, diced
  • 1 small red onion, finely diced
  • 8 strips bacon, cooked and crumbled
  • ½ cup bleu cheese dressing
  • ½ cup crumbled bleu cheese, optional
  • 3/4 cup cheddar cheese, shredded

Instructions

  • Cut iceberg lettuce into fourths.
  • Place each lettuce wedge on a plate, rounded side down. Drizzle each with blue cheese dressing and sprinkle with toppings.
  • Serve immediately and enjoy! You may also chill the assembled salads in the fridge for up to 30 minutes prior to servings. 

Notes

Feel free to enhance this salad even further by adding any of the following ingredients:
Cucumbers, Peppers, Diced Hard Boiled Egg, Cheddar Cheese, Croutons, Avocado, Ham, and more!

Nutrition

Calories: 391kcal, Carbohydrates: 9g, Protein: 17g, Fat: 31g, Saturated Fat: 14g, Cholesterol: 64mg, Sodium: 962mg, Potassium: 421mg, Fiber: 2g, Sugar: 5g, Vitamin A: 1125IU, Vitamin C: 10.1mg, Calcium: 300mg, Iron: 1.3mg

Homemade Blue Cheese Dressing

5 from 1 vote
This blue cheese dressing is a Copycat version of the one served at the Outback Steakhouse restaurant and pairs perfectly with wedge salad. 

Ingredients

  • 3 ⁄4 cup mayonnaise
  • 3 ⁄4 cup buttermilk
  • 1 ⁄2 cup blue cheese, crumbled
  • 1 ⁄4 teaspoon garlic powder
  • 1 ⁄4 teaspoon onion powder
  • 1 ⁄4 teaspoon black pepper

Instructions

  • Combine all ingredients in a small bowl until well incorporated. Chill for a minimum of 30 minutes prior to serving. 

Notes

  • Each serving is approximately 2 Tablespoons.
  • The shelf life of this salad dressing varies, and is based on the most perishable component of what you added to it. Check the expiration dates on the ingredients you used for a better idea. 

Salad Dressing Recipe Source: Genius Kitchen