Classic Wedge Salad

July 25, 2022

This classic Wedge salad is made with wedge of lettuce, then topped with blue cheese dressing, diced tomatoes, crumbled bacon, and blue cheese crumbles. It’s the perfect side salad for any meal or make this salad a meal itself, by adding cooked chicken or shrimp.

I had never heard of a wedge salad until a few years ago. A restaurant I visit often added wedge salads to their menu. It wasn’t until I saw the pictures, they posted on Facebook of the wedge salad that made me finally diced to try it. The wedge salad was amazing. I am a lover of blue cheese, so since that first day I tried the wedge salad, it has become my favorite type of salad. I make wedge salads at home often now.

A wedge salad makes a great side salad to go with Steak, Sandwich’s, or spaghetti. You can also top you’re a wedge salad with shrimp or chicken and make it a meal itself.

What is a Wedge Salad?

wedge salad is a green salad made from a head of lettuce (often iceberg), halved or quartered, with other ingredients on top.

Equipment:

Ingredients:

Instructions:

  1. Remove outside leaves from a full head of lettuce, those leaves are often thin and wilted. Rinse the remaining lettuce to clean.
  2. Cut the head of lettuce in half, then each half will be cut into half again. Chop the stem off the end pieces of lettuce. (The head of lettuce will be cut into ¼ pieces.)
  3. Top each lettuce wedge with ¼ cup of blue cheese dressing, crumbled bacon, diced tomatoes and blue cheese crumbles.

Variations:

Salad Dressing: A traditional wedge salad is made with blue cheese dressing. If you are not fan of blue cheese, you can always switch it for another type of salad dressing, such as: Ranch or Caesar.

Toppings: You can add additional toppings such as croutons, avocado, chives, onions, cucumber or even add grilled shrimp or chicken.

Wedge Salad
Wedge Salad with Shrimp

What to serve with a Wedge Salad?

Steak, Subs, Sandwiches, soups all go great with Wedge Salad, or you can just add fried or grilled meats such as chicken and Shrimp and make your salad a complete meal.

Classic Wedge Salad Nutrition Facts

Serves 4

Amount Per Serving
Calories407
% Daily Value*
Total Fat 41.5g53%
Cholesterol 23.1mg8%
Sodium 370mg16%
Total Carbohydrate 7.4g3%
Sugars 5g
Protein 2.6g5%
Vitamin A8%Vitamin C12%

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Wedge Salad

This classic Wedge salad is made with wedge of lettuce, then topped with blue cheese dressing, diced tomatoes, crumbled bacon, and blue cheese crumbles. It’s the perfect side salad for any meal or make this salad a meal itself, by adding cooked chicken or shrimp.

  • Author: Erica Ott
  • Prep Time: 25
  • Total Time: 25 minutes
  • Yield: 4 servings 1x
  • Category: Salads
  • Cuisine: American

Ingredients

Units Scale
  • 1 Head of iceberg lettuce
  • 1 cup blue cheese salad Dressing
  • ¼ cub blue cheese crumbles
  • 4 slices bacon, cooked & Crumbled
  • 1 cup cherry tomatoes, diced

Instructions

  1. Remove outside leaves from a full head of lettuce, those leaves are often thin and wilted. Rinse the remaining lettuce to clean.
  2. Cut the head of lettuce in half, then each half will be cut into half again. Chop the stem off the end pieces of lettuce. (The head of lettuce will be cut into ¼ pieces.)
  3. Top each lettuce wedge with ¼ cup of blue cheese dressing, crumbled bacon, diced tomatoes and blue cheese crumbles.

Notes

Variations:

Salad Dressing: A traditional wedge salad is made with blue cheese dressing. If you are not fan of blue cheese, you can always switch it for another type of salad dressing, such as: Ranch or Caesar.

Toppings: You can add additional toppings such as croutons, avocado, chives, onions, cucumber or even add grilled shrimp or chicken.

Keywords: Wedge Salad, Salad, Salad side dish, Shrimp wedge salad, chicken wedge Salad

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