The Classic Wedge Salad

Vicki Butts (lazyme)


From Cook's Country.


★★★★★ 7 votes

20 Min
No-Cook or Other


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4 slice
bacon, cooked and crumbled
1 large
shallot, sliced into 1/8-inch-thick rings (or a red onion)
1/4 c
red wine vinegar
4 oz
blue cheese, crumbled (1 cup)
1/3 c
1/4 c
sour cream
3 Tbsp
garlic clove, minced
1/4 tsp
1/4 tsp
head iceberg lettuce (9 ounces)
12 oz
cherry tomatoes or grape tomatoes, halved

How to Make The Classic Wedge Salad


  • 1Combine shallot and vinegar in bowl and let sit for 20 minutes.
  • 2Using fork, remove shallot from vinegar; reserve shallot and 2 tablespoons vinegar. Whisk 3 ounces blue cheese (about 3/4 cup), mayonnaise, sour cream, milk, reserved vinegar, garlic, salt, and pepper together in bowl until combined.
  • 3Hold the head of iceberg lettuce with both hands, with the core pointed toward the counter. Hit the core end of the lettuce forcefully against the counter to loosen the core. Twist and pull the core out of the bottom of the head.
  • 4Cut it into 6 wedges. Start by cutting it in half and then each half into 3 equal wedges.
  • 5Arrange lettuce wedges on ¬≠platter and top with dressing, reserved shallot, and tomatoes. Crumble bacon over top and sprinkle with remaining 1 ounce blue cheese.
  • 6Serve.

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About The Classic Wedge Salad

Course/Dish: Lettuce Salads
Main Ingredient: Dairy
Regional Style: American
Other Tag: Quick & Easy

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