Wedge Salad: How To Make A Classic Recipe Simple & Easy

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Wedge salad is a steakhouse classic with iceberg lettuce drizzled with blue cheese dressing and other toppings, let me show you!

Wedge salad

One of the greatest things at steakhouses isn’t the steaks. It’s the desserts, side dishes and appetizers. This is what really separates the best of the best.

As a chef, I can say a good steak is a good steak. If it’s sourced and the cook knows how to prepare it, the steak will shine. However, when people speak about classic steakhouses like Ruth Chris they rave about things like the sweet potato casserole.

Enters wedge salad.

Wedge salad is a classic that simple yet delicious. You can make it right at home. The major factor is using a blue cheese dressing you really love. A good steakhouse will make their own in the restaurant.

Iceberg wedge salad is prepared with fresh tomatoes, blue cheese dressing, bacon and drizzled with balsamic vinegar for an extra touch of acidity and sweetness.

Enough talking, let me show you how easy it really is!

Wedge salad

How To Make Wedge Salad

You’ll probably have these ingredients in your home

  • Iceberg lettuce
  • Bacon
  • Cherry tomatoes
  • Blue cheese dressing
  • Crumbled blue cheese
  • Chives
  • Balsamic vinegar

Quick tips before starting

  • First, a salad is very personal and should be enjoyed for you. These are typical ingredients you’ll find when ordering this dish in a restaurant. When making it at home, have fun, nothing is wrong or right when it comes to your enjoyment.
  • Make this salad as you are preparing to eat it. This wedge salad recipe makes 4 servings. No need to make all 4 at the same time unless you are meal prepping and storing for later. The ingredients are made to be broken into 4 easily.

Making the iceberg wedge salad

  1. First, prepare the bacon. If you are making a blue cheese dressing from home I recommend you do it the day before. This will give the flavors time to work together.
  2. Next, slice the brown stem at the bottom of the iceberg lettuce, you won’t need this. Then, slice the head of lettuce into quarters.
  3. Now, place a quarter of lettuce on a plate.
  4. Top with blue cheese dressing, sliced tomato, optional blue cheese crumbles, chopped chives and chopped bacon. Now, finish it with a seasoning of salt and black pepper then drizzle balsamic vinegar over the wedge salad.
  5. Serve immediately. Each ingredient can easily be divided by 4 to give you 4 servings in this recipe.

Can you store it for later

This wedge salad recipe will last you about 3-4 days depending on the freshness of the ingredients. I suggest preparing the salad when you’re going to eat it. In the case of meal prepping it for lunch it would be best to prepare everything in one bowl at home to take for later.

Wedge salad

Frequently Asked Questions (FAQs)

What is wedge salad made of?

It’s a very simple salad, made with iceberg lettuce. The classic toppings are blue cheese dressing, tomato, bacon and things can change from restaurant to restaurant from there.

Is wedge salad washed?

The outside of the lettuce can be washed. I recommend cutting the stem then removing the loose and outside leaves that have come in contact with peoples hands and the ground. The inside of the lettuce hasn’t been touched until you cut it. But some people do like to break the layer down and wash them with cold water and vinegar. This will destroy the “wedge” part of the salad.

How do you cut iceberg lettuce for wedge salad?

It’s easy, cut the brown stem off. Remove those loose, old and dirty looking leaves. Then cut the lettuce in half. After, cut the halves one more time and it’s give you 4 pieces for a wedge salad.

How do you eat lettuce wedge salad?

This is a good question. You can cut piece after piece from the wedge as you eat it or you can slice the wedge up and enjoy the salad that way. Personally, I like to break the wedge down and eat the salad through.

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Wedge salad

Wedge Salad

Wedge salad is a steakhouse classic with iceberg lettuce drizzled with blue cheese dressing and other toppings, let me show you!
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Prep Time 20 minutes
Total Time 20 minutes
Course Appetizer, Salad
Cuisine American
Servings 4 serving

Ingredients
 

  • 1 head iceberg lettuce
  • 8 slices bacon, chopped
  • 1 pint cherry tomato, halved
  • 2 cup blue cheese dressing
  • 1 cup blue cheese, crumbled
  • 1/4 cup fresh chives, chopped
  • 1/4 cup balsamic vinegar

Instructions
 

  • First, prepare the bacon. If you are making a blue cheese dressing from home I recommend you do it the day before. This will give the flavors time to work together.
  • Next, slice the brown stem at the bottom of the iceberg lettuce, you won't need this. Then, slice the head of lettuce into quarters.
  • this. Then, slice the head of lettuce into quarters.Now, place a quarter of lettuce on a plate.
  • Top with blue cheese dressing, sliced tomato, optional blue cheese crumbles, chopped chives and chopped bacon. Now, finish it with a seasoning of salt and black pepper then drizzle balsamic vinegar over the wedge salad.
  • Serve immediately. Each ingredient can easily be divided by 4 to give you 4 servings in this recipe.
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