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Classic Wedge Salad

The classic wedge salad topped with tomatoes, bacon, croutons, blue cheese and homemade blue cheese dressing.

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A wedge salad is one of the easiest salad recipes there is; nothing more than a wedge of lettuce and your favorite toppings on top of it. You can have this salad any way you want, but this classic Blue Cheese wedge salad is, in my opinion, the best.

Why I Think You’ll Love This Recipe!

Lettuce with dressing and tomatoes and croutons on top
  • This classic salad is easy to customize for those picky eaters!
  • It’s a great light lunch that is fast to prepare when in a rush.
  • You can use one head of lettuce and make it into four meal prep lunches!

Easy Wedge Salad

A wedge salad is super simple and looks just as good as it tastes. While most people probably think of it as an appetizer at a restaurant, you can easily make one yourself. In fact, it is easier than making a regular salad, as you don’t have to cut up the lettuce into small pieces.

Blue Cheese

Blue cheese is a cheese that is produced with an edible mold culture that creates a wonderful blue pattern within the cheese. The best crumbly, strong blue cheese for a salad is Cashel, a Danish blue, Maytag, Rogue Creamery’s signature blue, or Roquefort cheese.

How to Make Sure Your Lettuce is Clean

Wedge salads keep the lettuce wedges intact, making it easy for little bits of dirt and sand to remain between the leaves. When washing, try to fan the leaves apart slightly while under running water, and it will come clean.

Lettuce wedge on a plate topped with dressing and tomato, bacon and croutons

How to Make A Classic Wedge Salad

Making this classic wedge salad is as simple as combining all the ingredients on top of the lettuce wedges. However, preparing a salad this way requires careful preparation of the lettuce.

  1. Clean your lettuce of all the dirt and then cut it into four wedges.
  2. Place your wedges of lettuce decoratively on the plate and top with a little dressing, then your bacon, tomatoes, green onions, blue cheese, croutons, and the remaining blue cheese dressing.
Lettuce wedge on a plate topped with dressing and tomato, bacon and croutons

Karlynn’s Tips & Tricks

  • When washing your lettuce, make sure you pat dry your leaves very well with a paper towel; otherwise, you will end up with a soggy salad.
  • Pouring a little dressing onto the salad wedge first will help the bacon and cheese stick and not fall off. Add more dressing at the end.

Types of Salad Dressing 

The joy of a salad is that absolutely every element of it is customizable, so if you aren’t a fan of blue cheese dressing, you can use something else!

Ranch dressing is a great alternative, though ranch dressing tends to hit many of the same flavor notes as blue cheese, so don’t pick this if you are looking for something totally different.

Russian dressing has a unique taste, and nothing beats a Caesar salad dressing for a classic flavor that everyone loves. If you want a lighter vinaigrette type of dressing, try Italian dressing or an Asian salad dressing.

I hope you enjoy this salad as much as our family did!

Happy Cooking,

Love,

Karlynn

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Classic Wedge Salad

The classic wedge salad topped with tomatoes, bacon, croutons, blue cheese and homemade blue cheese dressing.
5 from 4 votes
Prep Time
20 minutes
Courses
Appetizer, Salad
Cuisine
American
Servings
4
Calories
119
Author
Karlynn Johnston

Ingredients
 

  • 1 head iceberg lettuce
  • 4 slices bacon cooked & crumbled
  • 1 cup diced and drained tomatoes
  • 1- 2 Tablespoons finely diced green onions or chives
  • 4 Tablespoons blue cheese crumbles
  • 4 servings croutons
  • 1 cup blue cheese dressing

Instructions
 

  • Prepare the lettuce. Remove the dirty or wilted outside layers until you reach the nice inner leaves.
  • Cut the lettuce in half from the stem to the top.
  • Cut those halves into wedges again, resulting in 4 wedges.
  • Remove the stem part at the bottom of the wedge, trying to keep the wedge as intact as you can.
  • Place each of the wedges on a serving plate.
  • Top with a little bit of blue cheese dressing, bacon, tomatoes, green onions, blue cheese crumbles, croutons, and then the rest of the blue cheese dressing.
  • Serve and enjoy!

Recipe Notes

  • Nutritional info depends on how much of each ingredient you use and the amount of salad dressing

Nutrition Information

Calories: 119kcal, Carbohydrates: 8g, Protein: 7g, Fat: 7g, Saturated Fat: 3g, Cholesterol: 7mg, Sodium: 725mg, Potassium: 296mg, Fiber: 2g, Sugar: 5g, Vitamin A: 1040IU, Vitamin C: 9mg, Calcium: 119mg, Iron: 1mg

All calories and info are based on a third party calculator and are only an estimate. Actual nutritional info will vary with brands used, your measuring methods, portion sizes and more.

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The classic wedge salad topped with tomatoes, bacon, croutons, blue cheese and homemade blue cheese dressing.

Karlynn Johnston

I’m a busy mom of two, wife & cookbook author who loves creating fast, fresh meals for my little family on the Canadian prairies. Karlynn Facts: I'm allergic to broccoli. I've never met a cocktail that I didn't like. I would rather burn down my house than clean it. Most of all, I love helping YOU get dinner ready because there's nothing more important than connecting with our loved ones around the dinner table!

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  1. Jillian says

    This is one of my favourite lunch meals to make when I’m making lunch for myself. I probably eat this 3 or 4 times a week. Its my favourite lunch EVER and I think everyone needs to try this recipe at least once!5 stars

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