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Tuesday, July 20, 2010

A Retro Classic

The “Wedge” Salad is a classic American salad that was popular a couple of decades back. It sort of went by the wayside when Americans became more interested in darker greens such as romaine. You can still find it on some menus, and to me it’s a great and tasty salad because it combines two of my favorite things: bleu cheese and bacon. I find this simple salad to be a great to entertain with, or to serve along a great grilled steak for a simple supper.

Before I get started I need to point out I did not make my own bleu cheese dressing. Bleu cheese dressing is one of those perfect recipes that I’m still perfecting…like the perfect meatball recipe for example.

The “Retro” Wedge Salad


*Serves 4
(Printable Recipe)

Ingredients:
- 1 head of Iceberg Lettuce
- 1 large tomato, diced
- 6 slices of bacon, cooked and crumbled
- ¼ of a large red onion, sliced
- Bleu Cheese crumbles
- Bleu Cheese Dressing

Directions:

1- Cook and crumble bacon. Dice tomatoes and slice red onion.

2- Take head of lettuce - remove outer layer and wash whole.

3- To remove the bottom stem of lettuce, smash head stem side down on cutting board. Stem should remove easily. Once removed, cut head into 4 equal quarters.

4- Place each wedge on a plate and spoon a few table spoons of dressing on top. Then top with tomatoes, red onions, bacon crumbles, and bleu cheese crumbles.

3 comments:

Monet said...

I just found your blog...and I'm glad I stopped by. This salad looks great...super refreshing on a hot summer day. Thanks for sharing, and I look forward to reading more!

Lazaro Cooks! said...

What a gorgeous salad. Crisp lettuce, bacon, bleu cheese. What's not to love?!

Health Questions said...

Still actually my family's favorite salad. Simple and refreshing and of course so easy to make. When you get that blue cheese dressing down to perfection please share.

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