Tuesday, May 28, 2013

Summertime Staple: The Wedge Salad

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).
Wedge Salad
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?

Have a fabulous day! 


Katherine Diane said...

I love a good wedge! Yummy!

Gracie Beth said...

I love wedge salads! Especially the ones from outback!

LuLu said...

I think I am going to make this tonight. Thanks for the inspiration.

CLP said...

Yum! Now I konw what I'll be getting for lunch today at work!
Also, as someone who used to hate cooking, here is my tip for cooking bacon: cook it in the oven on a cookie sheet lined with tin foil. Clean up is a breeze and the bacon cooks perfectly!

Jamie said...

Yum! A perfect summer lunch!

My Life as A Plate said...

YUM YUM!! I love wedge salads they really are perfect summer meals. I like to add some hard boiled egg to mine.
If you are looking for a good wedge salad in the burgh, Cornerstone in Aspinwall has the best one I've ever had!!

Ametis Bassir said...

Thanks for sharing this little recipe helper, I love a good wedge salad!


Portuguese Prepster said...

I love wedge salads! especially at steakhouses! now you have me craving one!

Suburban Charm said...

I love this salad too....I have a recipe for a BLT salad that is another favorite of mine. How can you go wrong with ANY salad that has bacon in it?!?

3 Peanuts said...

I LOVE wedge salads. I made mini wedges for a dinner party last weekend and they were a bit hit!


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