These days you rarely see me in the kitchen anymore. My husband has been taking up most of the kitchen duties due to the combination of a killer work commute and the pregnancy. The few days a week that I decide to venture in to make something I either way over do it and create a 9 course meal based on pregnancy cravings, or I choose to go with super quick and simple dinners that I can throw together in less than half an hour. This recipe is the second of the two. I paired this super quick and easy classic wedge salad with a simple (and delicious) stuffed ravioli dish. However, the wedge salad can be a meal in its own right if you are just wanting to put together a delicious and quick Summer meal.
This recipe makes an easy dinner side for four people or a simple dinner for two!
- 1 head ice berg lettuce
- 1/2 lb bacon, cooked & crumbled
- fresh ground pepper
- blue cheese crumbles for garnish
- 1 cup homemade blue cheese dressing
- OPTIONAL: Cherry tomatoes quartered
- For Dressing:
- 1/3 cup blue cheese crumbles
- 3/4 cup sour cream
- 2 tablespoons mayonaise
- 1/4 cup whole milk
- 2 tablespoons white vinegar
- Salt & Pepper to Taste
- Put all of the ingredients for the dressing into a bowl and whisk together. Refrigerate for up to a week if not using right away.
- Cut butt end off of the ice berg lettuce and then quarter the wedge, trying to keep the leaves together as much as possible.
- Drizzle the dressing over the iceberg lettuce wedges.
- Top with crumbled bacon and optional tomatoes.
- Garnish with more crumbled blue cheese and LOTS of freshly ground black pepper.
Fun variations on a wedge salad:
- — Change out the bacon for some lovely crisp chorizo for a flavorful variation on the classic. Try using a smoked bacon or cured Italian meat for another twist.
- — Add a little Worcestershire sauce to your blue cheese dressing.
- — Substitute butter milk for the milk and leave out the white vinegar for a tangier dressing.
- — Change out the lettuce for a more nutritious variation… though, I am a traditionalist when it comes to the lettuce for a wedge salad. I rarely ever eat iceberg lettuce, but when I do it is usually covered in blue cheese and bacon!
- — Serve miniature versions of this as a side at a party or perhaps a build your own wedge salad bar with a variety of fun toppings.
You can also use a store bought blue cheese dressing for this recipe to make it even simpler. I just happen to like the flavor a freshly made blue cheese dressing!
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