There are few things that I dislike in life, but cooking is one of them. My whole family loves to cook... but me? Not so much. But...I love to eat. So, once in a while, I cook. The other night I really wanted a wedge salad. So, off to the market we went and got the ingredients. I got to thinking: a wedge salad is a perfect summer meal. Albeit, not the healthiest option, but yummy. Not to mention, there is very little actual cooking involved and the ingredients are super cheap (perfect for a college student or recent post-grad).
All you'll need is a head of iceberg lettuce, bacon (I used peppered), tomatoes (heirloom are my favorite), bleu cheese dressing, and crumbled bleu cheese (you could also use Gorgonzola).
Cut the head of lettuce into 4 "wedges" and plate. Cook the bacon (the more well-done, the better for crumbling purposes). Chop tomatoes into small pieces. Once the bacon is cool, chop into small pieces (it will crumble).
Dress the naked wedge with bleu cheese dressing. Add chopped tomatoes, bacon crumbles, and bleu cheese crumbles. Voila! It's that simple.
If you are trying to go the healthier route, substitute regular dressing for "lite" and substitute pork bacon for turkey bacon. Are you a fan of a wedge salad? Do you add any extra touches to your own?