A delicious side for the summer (and all seasons, for that matter) is a fresh side salad. One salad that goes with everything is a classic wedge salad; covered in blue cheese, tomato, and bacon bits, this slice of salad presents as well as it tastes. If you want to serve this delicious salad at your next dinner party but you’re tired of the same old side, try this twist on this traditional salad. You’ll get all the crunchy texture and fresh flavors of your usual wedge salad in a fun new way! Watch the video below to see how you can up your salad game this summer.
The big trick? Serving your wedge salad a disc rather than as a slice. This still gives you a cool way to serve your side but with an unexpected twist.
Also, cutting your salad in a disc shape makes it a lot easier to clean your lettuce and gives you a flat, even surface on which to put more of your yummy toppings.
Make sure, before you even get to compiling your amazing salad, that you let your Iceberg lettuce sit in the back of your freezer for a little while. There’s no strict time frame on this step, but it’s an important key to giving that crunchy, crisp texture that is so iconic of a wedge salad.
This recipe, brought to us by The Kitchen, is not just going to show us how to revamp our wedge salad, but we’re going to get a quick tutorial on how to make fresh, homemade blue cheese dressing, too! As if your salad wasn’t impressive enough, just imagine what your dinner guests will have to say when they find out you even made the DRESSING yourself. You Master Chef, you.
What do you think of this easy twist on a classic salad? Will you make this re-imagined wedge salad this summer? Share your thoughts in the comments section below.
Revamped Wedge Salad
- Iceberg lettuce, cut into discs
- 6 oz. blue cheese
- 2/3 cup mayo
- Vegetable oil
- White wine vinegar
- Cherry or grape tomatoes
- Bacon bits
- Cut your lettuce into a disc shape. Before you begin making the salad, make sure you’ve let your lettuce sit in the freezer to get really cold and crunchy. Remove the salad from the freezer and set the discs to the side to dry.
- In a bowl, make your blue cheese dressing. Put your blue cheese into your bowl first, then add you mayo, oil, and vinegar. Whisk to combine.
- Start your salad by putting some dressing onto your lettuce first, to act as a glue. Top with tomatoes, bacon, chives, and finish off with one final dollop of dressing. Enjoy!