Iceberg Wedge with Bacon & Blue Cheese Dressing

Tammy T


This classic combo is back — and bacon makes it better than ever. So easy and elegant! I love this salad and I love blue cheese dressing. Add warm bacon...what could be better?

This recipe from: Bon Appétit

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15 Min


10 Min


1 1/2 c
mayonnaise ( do not use light, it makes the dressing runny)
2 Tbsp
fresh lemon juice
1 Tbsp
coarsely ground black pepper
1 tsp
hot pepper sauce
1 c
coarsely crumbled blue cheese
buttermilk (optional)
1/2 lb
thick-cut bacon, cut crosswise into 1-inch pieces
large head of iceberg lettuce, cut into 6 wedges, each with some core attached
red onion, very thinly sliced

Directions Step-By-Step

Mix first 4 ingredients in medium bowl. Add blue cheese and stir until well blended. If too thick, thin with buttermilk by tablespoonfuls to desired consistency. (Can be made 1 day ahead. Cover and chill.)
(Do not cook bacon until ready to use)** Cook bacon in large skillet over medium heat until golden brown and beginning to crisp. Arrange lettuce on plates. Spoon dressing over. Using slotted spoon, transfer warm bacon from skillet onto salads, dividing equally. Garnish with red onion.
*** And if I have them, I will cup up cherry tomatoes and sprinkle some on top. Mmmmmm!

About this Recipe

Course/Dish: Lettuce Salads
Other Tag: Quick & Easy
Hashtags: #FRESH, #CLASSIC