Bright, crisp, and covered in all your favorite yummy goodness, this Blue Cheese Salad Wedge is a feast for the eyes and your taste buds.
Blue Cheese Salad Wedge Recipe
Some fancy steakhouses serve these, and they are my absolute favorite. Mostly because they are topped with chunky blue cheese dressing—as a blue cheese fan, I just can’t pass them up when it’s on the menu!
Ingredients For Blue Cheese Salad Wedge
Crumbled bacon, fresh tomatoes, chunks of fresh blue cheese, and a little freshly cracked black pepper…talk about a party in my mouth! This classic iceberg wedge salad comes together in no time with enough flavor to be a main course.
- Bacon: Crispy bacon bits rule the roost!
- Iceberg Lettuce: She’s the star of the show, after all.
- Tomato: Juicy tomatoes are where it’s at.
- Creamy Blue Cheese Dressing: Your favorite bottled or homemade blue cheese dressing will shine here.
- Blue Cheese Crumbles: There’s never enough blue cheese, in my opinion.
- Black Pepper: Freshly cracked works best!
How To Assemble the Best Blue Cheese Salad Wedge
These are super easy and cheap salads to put together for a dinner party. Your guests will be impressed, and you will be loving the time saved. Not to mention they look gorgeous!
Turn up the heat! Start with six slices (but hey, it’s your party, so feel free to add more) to the pan. Just don’t crowd it!
Grab that cutting board! As your bacon cooks, slice and dice your fresh tomatoes and halve, then quarter your head of iceberg lettuce into equal wedges.
Drain and use paper towels to pat dry your bacon. Crumble bacon strips to your desired size.
Assemble Salad Wedge
Top each of the lettuce wedges with desired amounts of blue cheese dressing, crumbly blue cheese, tomatoes, and crispy bacon bits.
Crack that fresh ground black pepper over each (and go ahead and add more blue cheese, I won’t tell).
Voila! You have now reached wedge salad perfection.
Mix It Up
As classic as this recipe is, there’s always room for improvement! Add your own spin with some of these extra toppings ideas.
- Don’t like traditional tomatoes? Cherry tomatoes and heirloom tomatoes work well too!
- Like a little extra bite? A chopped red onion will add a pop of color and extra flavor.
- Everything’s better with fresh garlic, right? Go ahead and add freshly chopped garlic or slice thinly and crisp in extra virgin olive oil for added texture.
Can I make a Blue Cheese Wedge Salad ahead of time?
This is such a quick and easy recipe that I recommend making it right before dinner.
But, you can make your bacon crumbles ahead of time! After your bacon strips have been cooked, drained, and cooled, crumble them and store them in an airtight container.
If you choose to make your own homemade blue cheese dressing, that can be stored ahead of time as well!
How do I eat a wedge salad?
Best get out your fork and knife and dig in! It may look intimidating, but trust me, it’s not. You can also pick it up by hand and take a bite. This is your party, your rules.
How to clean a head of lettuce properly?
All fresh produce should be washed thoroughly before eating! Start off by removing any wilted, mottled, or brown leaves, chop the lettuce into equal wedges, then rinse each wedge in cool water. You can also submerge the lettuce in a bowl of cold water and gently swish it to remove dirt and debris. Remember to always pat dry with paper towels and remove excess water, so the lettuce remains crisp and can withstand all the glorious toppings.
How do I store iceberg lettuce?
In the fridge! Iceberg lettuce can last up to a week if stored properly in a crisper drawer or wrapped in plastic.
What to Serve with a Blue Cheese Salad Wedge
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Blue Cheese Salad Wedge
- 6 strips bacon, cooked and crumbled
- 1 head Iceberg lettuce
- 1 cup Blue Cheese dressing
- 1 medium tomato , diced
- 1/2 cup blue cheese crumbles, divided
- Freshly ground pepper
- Cook bacon till crisp, pat dry with paper towels, crumble bacon, and set aside.
- Cut head of lettuce in half and then half the halves. Top each wedge of lettuce with blue cheese dressing, 1/4 of the diced tomato, 1/4 of the crumbled bacon, 1/8 cup blue cheese crumbles, and freshly ground pepper.
- Serve with a fork and butter knife.