Boy, I love me a good wedge salad recipe! Why? Because not only is it delicious but it’s so satisfying to eat because of the cheesy dressing and yummy bacon!
I remember my first wedge salad. It was a several years ago now, when I had no idea wedge salads were a ‘thing’. If I remember correctly, Christopher and I shared it, as we are apt to do when we go out to eat.
That first wedge salad was a little different from my recipe today.
How do they differ, you ask?
I add avocado. I use feta cheese instead of bleu cheese. And I dress mine with asiago peppercorn dressing instead of the usual blue cheese dressing.
I have to admit, I do like this version better. Mainly because, I find there is too much bleu cheese in the usual for my taste.
I buy this dressing a lot from Whole Foods. It’s made by a company in MA called Cindy’s Kitchen. Printed on the cap are the words, “Keep refrigerated at all times.”
Okay, so I have a question. How and when can I use the dressing if it’s supposed to be refrigerated at all times?
One of the things that I like to randomly do to Christopher is make fun of these directions by exclaiming, “What the heck?! Don’t you know this is supposed to be refrigerated at ALL TIMES?” Then, I run frantically, grab the bottle and race to put it back in the fridge.
Yes, silly. But it does make Christopher and I laugh. Every time. We’re simple folk.
The last time I did it was just this past week. I actually startled Christopher so much that he got a huge adrenaline rush.
But we were breathless with laughing after his heart rate slowed to normal.
How to make a wedge salad recipe
The ingredients for the wedge salad are pictured above. These tomatoes look so good I give them the starring role. The supporting cast includes iceberg lettuce, bacon, candied pecans and feta cheese.
The first thing I do is cut the head of iceberg lettuce in half. I store one half of it in the fridge because today, there are only three of us eating this delicious wedge salad.
Next, I cut the remaining iceberg half in half and then I cut one of the halves in half again.
How many times can I write the word, half?
Christopher got the full half of the half and our niece Elizabeth and I shared the other halves of the half. I guess I could say, quarters.
Here’s one of the halves.
Okay, I won’t write ha…..oops, that word again. I won’t write it anymore. At least, not in this post.
I place the lettuce on the salad plate.
I cut up one of the tomatoes and sprinkle it over the wedges.
Next up is the bacon. I fry four slices earlier in the day, so they are nice and crispy and easy to crumble.
I’m drooling as I write this post! The ingredients look so good.
Next, I cut up half an avocado. D’oh!! There’s that word again! ?
The wedge salad recipe is really starting to shape up. Next up are the candied pecans. Okay, confession: I put some pecans on this salad before I realized I hadn’t photographed it without them, so you will see one pesky pecan piece near the front tomato in the photo above. I neglected to pick it off before I took the photo.
But then, forgetting to photograph the pecan phase by itself AGAIN, I ended up in the same boat! So below, you will see the pecans AND the feta sprinkled on the salad. Oh, and in the background, the dressing that should be refrigerated at all times.
I hope I’m not breaking some law by having it on the table. Not following those directions weighs heavily on my conscience.
All that is left is to pour on the dressing on the wedge salad recipe and eat my salad.
Mmmmm. This wedge salad recipe is super yummy.
Please feel free to leave me a comment by telling me what your favorite salad is! I’d love to know.
And as always, may all your dishes be delish!
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Wedge Salad Recipe
- 1/2 head iceberg lettuce cut in desired amounts
- 1 tomato cut in chunks
- 4 slices bacon fried, cooled and crumbled
- 1/2 avocado cut into chunks
- 1 tablespoon Candied pecans you choose the amount
- 1 tablespoon Feta cheese
- 2 tablespoons Dressing of your choice
- Get salad plates
- Place a wedge on each place
- Sprinkle tomatoes on each wedge
- Sprinkle crumbled bacon on each wedge
- Sprinkle pecans on wedges
- Sprinkle feta cheese on wedges
- Dribble dressing over the wedges