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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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. The Test Kitchen


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  • 1
    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
  • 1
    vine ripe tomato, diced

How to Make Wedge Salad with Tarragon Blue Cheese Dressing


  1. 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.
  2. 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.
  3. 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.
  4. Dice a tomato into medium sized pieces (not too big).
  5. Assembly:

    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.

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About Wedge Salad with Tarragon Blue Cheese Dressing

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

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