Wedge Salad Recipe “Simple, Yet Satisfying”

Salads are awesome for eating if you enjoy tasty food that’s full of energy. I really enjoy making salads that are like works of art, and this Wedge Salad is one of my favorites.

It’s a really colorful version of the classic salad that everyone will enjoy. Plus, it’s a great addition to your weekly meals!

This recipe is perfect for a quick lunch or to serve at a fancy dinner. Using fresh ingredients makes it extra fancy, and serving it in wedges makes it a nice starter for special occasions. Don’t forget to chill the dressing for 24 hours before serving for the best flavor.

Wedge Salad Recipe

Wedge Salad Recipe

Enjoy a tasty and crunchy Wedge Salad topped with crispy bacon, onions, tomatoes, and creamy dressing. You can serve wedge salads as a side dish with almost any meal, whether it's Braised Short Ribs, Penne alla Vodka, or Chicken Piccata. This wedge salad is crisp and refreshing, with a homemade creamy blue cheese dressing, juicy tomatoes, savory bacon, and extra blue cheese crumbles. It's the ideal salad to accompany any of your favorite dishes!
Prep Time 10 minutes
Total Time 10 minutes
Course Salad
Cuisine American
Servings 5
Calories 203 kcal


  • Knife
  • Cutting Board
  • Large bowl


  • 1 pound Crumbled Blue cheese divided
  • 1/2 cup Mayonnaise
  • 1/3 cup Buttermilk
  • 1/4 cup Red wine vinegar
  • 1/4 cup Sour cream
  • 1 1/2 tbsp White sugar
  • 1 tbsp Olive oil extra-virgin
  • 1 clove Garlic minced
  • Ground black pepper to taste
  • 1 head Iceberg lettuce cut into 8 wedges
  • 2 Roma tomatoes diced
  • 1 small Red onion thinly sliced


  • Firstly, mix crumbled blue cheese, mayonnaise, buttermilk, red wine vinegar, sour cream, sugar, olive oil, minced garlic, and black pepper for the dressing.
  • Then, chill the dressing for 1 hour.
  • Cut the iceberg lettuce into 8 wedges.
  • Dice the Roma tomatoes and thinly slice the red onion.
  • Place the lettuce wedges on plates.
  • Drizzle the chilled dressing over each wedge.
  • Sprinkle diced tomatoes, sliced red onions, and the rest of the crumbled blue cheese on top.
  • Add chopped chives for extra flavor. (Optional)
  • Serve right away and enjoy your tasty wedge salad!


  • You can use homemade or store-bought blue cheese dressing.
  • Substitute regular bacon with turkey bacon if preferred.
  • Remove the outer leaves of the iceberg lettuce as they may be wilted or dirty.
  • Always use fresh and cold iceberg lettuce for a crispy salad.
  • Dice the toppings finely to ensure they stick to the wedge of iceberg lettuce.

Nutrition Facts:

Nutrition Value
Calories 203 kcal
Vitamin A605IU
Vitamin C9mg

How Can I Keep Lettuce Fresh and Crispy?

How Can I Keep Lettuce Fresh and Crispy?

For the crispiest salad, go for fresh and cold iceberg lettuce! Here’s how to keep it that way: After washing the whole head of lettuce, if you have any leftovers, wrap the cut side in a paper towel. Then, pop it into a gallon-sized zip-top bag.

Before sealing it, make sure to get rid of as much water as you can. Store it with the cut side down so any excess water can drain out. This method should keep your lettuce fresh for about a week.

Is it Okay to Use Dressing that I Bought from the Store?

Absolutely! Give Bolthouse Blue Cheese or Ranch Dressing a try. They’re among my top picks and can be found in the refrigerated section of the grocery store, usually near the produce and bagged salads. They add a tasty touch to any salad!

Is it Possible to Grill Lettuce?

Of course, you can definitely do that! Grilling lettuce gives it a nice smoky flavor and adds a bit of crunch.

Here’s how you can do it: Start by washing and chopping the lettuce just like you normally would. Then, drizzle some olive oil over it and sprinkle a bit of salt and pepper to season it up.

Next, toss it on the grill and let it cook for a few minutes on each side until you get that perfect char you’re looking for. It’s super easy and adds a delicious twist to your salads!

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