Wedge Salad with Tarragon Blue Cheese Dressing

Michelle Tow


I love wedge salads, and wanted to make a version that was all my own that was full of the crispness and flavor but with a twist. So one day I decided to make one and came up with this version by adding one of my favorite herbs, tarragon. Be careful, you might get addicted!

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15 Min


15 Min



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Notes from the Test Kitchen:
What a fantastic wedge salad recipe! Adding tarragon to the blue cheese dressing adds a nice zing and is a great twist on a traditional wedge salad. Tarragon has an almost anise-like flavor and really freshens up the blue cheese dressing recipe. If you're not a fan of blue cheese, feta would make a great substitute.


head of iceberg lettuce
1 c
light mayonnaise
1/2 c
light sour cream
2 tsp
red wine vinegar
1 tsp
lemon juice, fresh
1 pinch
cracked pepper
2 Tbsp
very finely diced white onion
2 clove
very finely chopped garlic
1 1/2 Tbsp
finely chopped fresh tarragon
1/4 c
crumbled blue cheese
4 slice
thick cut bacon
vine ripe tomato, diced

Directions Step-By-Step

Saute bacon in a skillet until crisp, and then place on a paper towel to cool. When cool crumble into small to medium sized pieces.
Add to a small bowl the mayonnaise, sour cream, finely diced tarragon, onion and garlic, pepper, vinegar and lemon juice. Mix vigorously with a fork or small whisk to completely blend.
Rinse off a head of iceberg lettuce and remove the core and the outer leaves. Slice into four equal sized wedges, and place onto serving plates. I think you can also put them on one big serving platter and let guests take their own, that can be pretty too.
Dice a tomato into medium sized pieces (not too big).

Pour 1/4 of the sauce over each wedge, letting it drizzle all over the top and down the sides.

Scatter crumbled bacon and tomatoes over the top of the dressed wedge, dress with a few extra pieces of blue cheese and tarragon and serve.

About this Recipe

Course/Dish: Lettuce Salads, Salads
Main Ingredient: Vegetable
Regional Style: American
Dietary Needs: Gluten-Free, Low Carb