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Wedge Salad Recipe

This classic Wedge Salad recipe is the perfect side dish for your next meal!
Course Salad
Cuisine American
Keyword classic wedge salad, iceberg wedge salad, wedge salad recipe
Prep Time 15 minutes
Cook Time 0 minutes
0 minutes
Total Time 15 minutes
Servings 4 - 6 people
Calories 251.7kcal
Author Blair

Ingredients

FOR THE BUTTERMILK RANCH DRESSING:

  • 1 cup mayonnaise
  • ½ cup sour cream
  • 1 teaspoon Worcestershire sauce
  • ½ teaspoon white vinegar
  • ¼ cup chopped fresh parsley
  • 2 tablespoons chopped fresh chives
  • 2 teaspoons chopped fresh dill
  • ¼ cup – ½ cup buttermilk (or enough to thin to desired consistency)
  • Salt and pepper, to taste

FOR THE SALAD:

  • 1 small head iceberg lettuce
  • 2 slices bacon, cooked and crumbled
  • ½ of a small red onion, finely diced
  • 2 tomatoes, diced
  • ½ cup crumbled blue cheese
  • ¼ cup chopped fresh parsley

Instructions

PREPARE THE DRESSING:

  • In a small bowl, whisk together mayonnaise, sour cream, Worcestershire sauce, vinegar, parsley, chives and dill. Add buttermilk until the dressing reaches desired consistency. Season with salt and pepper, to taste.

ASSEMBLE THE SALAD:

  • Cut the lettuce into 4-6 wedges, depending on how large you like each serving.
  • Place each wedge on individual plates. Generously drizzle with dressing. Sprinkle chopped bacon, onion, tomatoes, cheese and parsley over top.

Notes

  • Dressing for Wedge Salad: I've included a recipe for homemade buttermilk ranch dressing, which is a nice creamy, bright contrast to the crisp lettuce. If you prefer, you can take a shortcut and purchase your favorite store-bought Ranch dressing (we like Hidden Valley brand, too) or you can use a blue cheese dressing or a Thousand Island dressing instead. There are no rules!
  • Lettuce for Wedge Salad: Iceberg lettuce is traditionally used in a Wedge Salad recipe; however, you can substitute with Romaine lettuce if you prefer. To do so, just cut Romaine hearts in half lengthwise to serve.
  • You can put just about any toppings that you prefer on your Wedge Salad recipe. I've included a few traditional options here (such as blue cheese, bacon, red onion and tomatoes), but you can omit any of those ingredients that you don't like -- or add others such as croutons, chopped fresh herbs, or chopped hardboiled egg. Make it your own!
  • Don't like blue cheese? Use crumbled feta cheese or grated cheddar cheese instead.

Nutrition

Serving: 1wedge salad with about 2 tablespoons of dressing | Calories: 251.7kcal | Carbohydrates: 6g | Protein: 7.1g | Fat: 22.6g | Saturated Fat: 7.5g | Polyunsaturated Fat: 0.3g | Monounsaturated Fat: 1.8g | Cholesterol: 26.2mg | Sodium: 488.8mg | Potassium: 270.4mg | Fiber: 1.3g | Sugar: 3.8g