Classic Wedge Salad

Classic wedge salad recipe using iceberg lettuce topped with a tangy blue cheese dressing, smokey bacon, diced red onion, tomato, and chives.
Prep Time20 mins
Cook Time20 mins
Total Time40 mins
Course: Salad
Cuisine: American
Servings: 4 servings
Calories: 508kcal
Author: Jessica Gavin

Ingredients

  • 4 slices thick-cut bacon
  • 1 head iceberg lettuce cut into quarters
  • ½ cup diced red onion (65 g, 2 ¼ ounces) 1/4-inch dice
  • ½ cup diced tomato (78g, 2 ¾ ounces, ¼-inch dice
  • 1 tablespoon chopped chives (3g)
  • 1/4 cup blue cheese (30g, 1 ounce) crumbled

Blue cheese dressing- makes 1 cup

  • 1/2 cup sour cream (120ml)
  • 1/2 cup mayonnaise (120ml)
  • 1/2 cup whole milk (120ml)
  • 1/4 cup blue cheese (30g, 1 ounce) crumbled
  • 1 ½ teaspoon red wine vinegar
  • 1 teaspoon lemon juice
  • ½ teaspoon garlic powder
  • ¼ teaspoon kosher salt
  • teaspoon black pepper

Instructions

  • Position the oven rack in the center. Preheat to 375°F (191°C).
  • Line a large sheet tray with foil.
  • Place bacon on the pan making sure that they do not overlap.
  • Roast the bacon for 15 minutes. Remove the tray from the oven and use tongs to flip over.
  • Bake until bacon is fully cooked, about 3 to 5 minutes.
  • Transfer to a paper towel-lined sheet tray to absorb the excess grease.
  • Once the bacon is cooled, chop into small pieces.
  • Alternatively, bacon can be cooked on the stove-top. Add bacon strips to a cold pan. Turn heat to medium-low and cook the bacon until it starts to curl and turn deep red in color, about 12 minutes. Flip about every 4 minutes.
  • In a medium bowl whisk together sour cream, mayonnaise, whole milk, blue cheese, lemon juice, garlic powder, salt, and pepper. Break up the blue cheese crumbles as needed, the dressing will be smooth with some chunkier pieces.
  • Cut a head of iceberg lettuce through the core. Cut the halves down the center, there should be four wedges. Remove any outer leaves that are browned or falling off.
  • Gently rinse the lettuce wedges under cool water for a few seconds. Carefully shake off the excess water and dry with paper towels.
  • For super cool and crisp wedges, refrigerate before serving.
  • Divide the wedges amongst serving plates. Drizzle with blue cheese dressing then top with bacon, red onion, tomatoes, chives, crumbled blue cheese and black pepper.

Nutrition

Calories: 508kcal | Carbohydrates: 11g | Protein: 12g | Fat: 47g | Saturated Fat: 15g | Cholesterol: 66mg | Sodium: 851mg | Potassium: 471mg | Fiber: 2g | Sugar: 7g | Vitamin A: 1100IU | Vitamin C: 8.8mg | Calcium: 193mg | Iron: 1.1mg
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