Wedge Salad with Blue Cheese Dressing
Wedge salad recipe topped with homemade blue cheese dressing! Enjoy this salad as a main meal or serve with grilled ribeye steak. Be sure to follow the tips on how to prepare and cut a wedge salad.
In addition to topping this salad with blue cheese dressing, the dressing can also be used as a dip for vegetables!
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Iceberg salad topped with the best blue cheese dressing!
The simplest recipes often turn out to be the best, which is the case with this wedge salad!
Are you in the love or hate blue cheese camp?
To be honest, I wasn’t alway a fan. Blue cheese can be overpowering and stinky!
That’s until I tried Amish blue cheese crumbles. It’s mild and flavorful. Not at all harsh tasting!
If you have avoided blue cheese for those reasons too, then give Amish blue cheese a try!
You’ll love the freshness of this homemade salad dressing, and the fact that it really only takes a few minutes to whisk all the ingredients together is a bonus!
Wedge Salad Recipe
When noticing that my husband Alan always ordered a wedge salad at restaurants I decided to start making my own at home.
You might too after seeing the price tag for iceberg lettuce salads at restaurants! $12-15 dollars for a quarter of a head of lettuce seems outrageous!
You will learn that this recipe is simple to make. Preparing the bacon is the only part of the recipe that requires a few extra minutes.
Ready to get to the recipe to add to your next meal plan?
Wedge Salad Recipe – INGREDIENTS & UTENSILS
- SALAD INGREDIENTS
- Iceberg lettuce
- Scallions, diced
- Tomato diced
- Bacon slices, cooked and chopped
- DRESSING INGREDIENTS
- Greek yogurt, plain
- White wine vinegar
- Garlic powder
- Blue cheese crumbles
- Salt and pepper
- Sharp knife
- Cutting Board
- Small mixing bowl
- Measuring spoons
No buttermilk? You can use regular milk or try substituting the buttermilk by trying this fool proof method. I do it all the time, with great results.
How To Cut A Wedge Salad
Once you have the ingredients and are ready to cut into the iceberg lettuce be sure to follow these steps.
First, make sure the lettuce is super cold before serving. You want the lettuce to be nice and crispy.
Prepare the wedges;
- Wash lettuce and pat dry.
- Remove loose outer leaves of the lettuce head.
- Trim the stem of the lettuce head.
- Cut lettuce head in half.
- Each half is cut again.
- Now you have four wedges.
- Place each lettuce wedge on a plate.
Wedge Salad – FREQUENTLY ASKED QUESTIONS
Is wedge salad Keto friendly?
Yes, all the ingredients are naturally low carb and although the tomato is technically a fruit, there are only 5 carbs per half cup with 2 grams of fiber. Net 3 grams for the whole recipe.
What does a classic wedge salad consist of?
Traditional wedge salad recipe is made with iceberg lettuce, bacon, tomatoes, blue cheese dressing with additional blue cheese crumbles.
What other ingredients can be added to a wedge salad?
The topping ideas to put on a wedge salad are endless! Some additional tasty ingredients are:
- Chopped boiled eggs
- Avocado slices
- Sliced red onion
- Sunflower seeds
How long will blue cheese dressing keep in the fridge?
Blue cheese dressing will be fine refrigerated for at least 3 week and up to a month depending on how fresh the ingredients used are.
DON’T FORGET that dressing can be served as a dip with cut up vegetables or dip your spiciest baked chicken wings in it to cool them down!
There may be none left to store in the refrigerator 🙂
Wedge Salad Recipe With Homemade Dressing
- 1 Head of iceberg lettuce cleaned and quartered
- 2-3 scallions chopped
- 1 tomato diced
- 2-4 slices bacon diced and cooked
- 2-3 ounces blue cheese crumbles
- 1/4 cup buttermilk
- 2 Tablespoons sour cream
- 3 Tablespoons plain Greek yogurt
- 2 teaspoons white wine vinegar
- 1/8 teaspoon garlic powder
- salt and pepper to taste
- In a small bowl, combine blue cheese and buttermilk incorporating the two ingredients together. Stir in sour cream, yogurt, vinegar and garlic powder until well blended. Season with salt and pepper.
- Add scallions, tomatoes and bacon to wedge. Drizzle dressing on top of salad.
Please note that the nutritional information provided are guidelines and may vary based on the brand of products used. For your specific nutritional goals use My Fitness Pal or Verywell Fit recipe calculators. All content within this site is not intended as medical diagnosis or treatment and should not be considered a substitute for professional medical expertise.
I’m hooked on this tasty salad and make it often at home! Let me know what you think about this recipe. Did you add any additional toppings?
You also might want to try this Grilled Steak Salad with Cherries, Walnuts, and Blue Cheese from Renee’s Kitchen Adventures.
It’s funny. I don’t love iceberg lettuce, and I don’t really love blue cheese, but I do love a good wedge salad! I think I’ll whip up this dressing, thanks!
I hope you enjoyed it! Yes, funny how I was never a fan of blue cheese until I tried a different type (not the stinky type – lol).
A wedge salad is one of my favorites! 🙂 And your homemade blue cheese dressing sounds amazing!
Looks so good and healthy! I want to try it. My husband will love this.
You had me at bacon!! This sounds delicious I need to add bacon to more of my salads!
I have a wedge salad post that drastically needs an update! You’ve made me hungry for blue cheese dressing over a crisp lettuce wedge with your new photos 🙂
The wedge salad is one of my favorites. THanks for this amazing recipe. Making this weekend.
I almost always order blue cheese dressing on my salads when I go out to eat. I never thought of whipping up a batch at home. Thank you for the recipe.
OK, so I feel like you just tapped into my soul! I have an OBSESSION with the wedge! Will be making tonight, obvi, because you just convinced me!
I love a good wedge salad. This sounds fantastic!
I’m a huge fan of blue cheese and bacon too! Have to try this recipe for sure!
I’m gonna have to try this without the bacon. That dressing looks so good – and with the greek yogurt (instead of sour cream) you get a real burst of protein, too!
Your dressing really sounds good! Thanks for sharing it!
Wedge with blue cheese is one of my favorite salads.
Wedge salads are so simple and delicious with the homemade dressing!
Thanks for sharing this delicious homemade blue cheese dressing, it’s so versatile. Blue cheese is a favorite in our family. I love using it on spinach and grilled sandwiches.
It’s my husband’s favorite too! I never liked it until I started making it myself. Fresh ingredients are always best.
Made this dressing!!! LOVE IT!!
I’m so glad you like it!! Thanks, Heather!
Yesss. You know I love bacon & blue cheese! I am making this dressing! Wedge salads are awesome.