Classic Blue Cheese Wedge Salad

Bacon, blue cheese, tomatoes and iceberg come together to make this classic blue cheese wedge salad practically a meal in itself!

Classic Blue Cheese Wedge Salad
Classic Blue Cheese Wedge Salad

Classic Blue Cheese Wedge Salad

 

1 head iceberg lettuce

1-pint grape tomatoes

½ red onion

½ cup Blue Cheese Salad Dressing

1 cup bacon sprinkles

1 cup blue cheese crumbles

 

Remove stem and outside leaves from the lettuce.  Cut into 4 equal wedges.  Rinse gently under cold water, taking care to keep the wedges intact.  Allow to drain.

Thinly slice the red onion.  Rinse tomatoes and cut them in half.

Place wedges wide side down in a salad bowl or plate.  Drizzle with 2 tbsp blue cheese dressing (thin with a little milk if the dressing is too thick to drizzle), Sprinkle with tomatoes, onion slices and bacon crumbles, allowing them to stick to the sides of the wedge in the salad dressing,  Top with blue cheese crumbles.

Serve immediately.

 

4 servings, 387 calories per serving

 

Hack: Make this a complete meal by adding one or two hard-boiled eggs!

Hack:  Do not assemble salad until ready to eat.  If there are ingredients leftover, wrap them individually and store in the refrigerator until ready to eat.

Hack: To make bacon crumbles, preheat oven to 350℉.  Place a low rack on a sheet pan with sides (so the grease won’t run into the oven).  Lay uncooked bacon slices on top of the rack.  Put in the oven and bake for 20-25 minutes or until crisp and browned.

Drain bacon on paper towels until cool.  Crumble to the desired size.

1 lb bacon will make about 1 cup bacon crumbles


Hack:
  Store any leftover bacon grease tightly covered in the refrigerator for up to 6 months.  It can be used as a substitute for butter in various dishes.  Caution:  Use caution when cooking with bacon grease.  It has a smoke point similar to butter, which is lower than oils.

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4 Replies to “Classic Blue Cheese Wedge Salad”

  1. Hello, thanks for this one! I have visitors here in my house now and I was looking for a cool dish to make. I like this blue cheese salad because of it’s presentation. It includes wedges of iceberg lettuce topped with crunchy bacon, creamy chunky blue cheese dressing, tomatoes and red onions. They all look nice and taste even better!

    1. I love the presentation of this salad and I hope your visitors enjoy it. Please let me know if they liked it!

  2. A salad lover, can’t help but mouth watered with your post.

    Starting from seeing your image, to reading the ingredients and the procedure of making it, I am tempted to go out and visit the grocery store which is just near my house. Around 70 meters I think.

    Size of the vegetable cuts matters. I enjoy eating them in large size. Would you know that there are times that I would just wash tomatoes and cucumber and eat them by biting. I did not mention other fruits and vegetable because it is more acceptable by someone who sees.

    My siblings will sometimes crack a joke saying, “don’t you want to share?” then LOL!

    Thumbs up for this recipe.

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