Have you ever had a loaded iceburg wedge salad?
Growing up, the only lettuce I’d eat was iceburg. As I got older and tried to make better choices, I started going for more nutritious lettuces, like Romaine. Iceburg was still my favorite flavor though. Then there was all that drama about Romaine lettuce killing people. So I ran back to iceburg and haven’t looked back since! I don’t care if it’s primarily water. Water is good for you too! My favorite way to eat iceburg lettuce is in a loaded iceburg wedge salad.
This very sophisticated looking loaded iceburg wedge salad is super easy to make. It’s all about the layering. First, begin with lettuce.
Start by coring the head of lettuce and cutting it into quarters. You can core it with a knife, but I find it easiest to just bang the stem on the counter once or twice. It breaks and then I just pull the core right out. Each head of lettuce will make 4 wedges.
Next, I load the wedge up with dressing. You’ll want to be generous with the dressing, because there are so many layers in a wedge of iceburg lettuce.
I prefer to use homemade blue cheese dressing. (Click for my recipe!)
Next, drizzle with balsamic vinaigrette. I use a light version when I make loaded iceburg wedge salad because the blue cheese dressing is so rich.
Next, I top with crumbled blue cheese and cooked bacon. (Because if you’re going to eat lettuce for lunch, you have to make it worth it!)
Finally, I add halved grape tomatoes for garnish and a little extra flavor.
Just in case you were wondering, this salad tastes twice as good as it looks!
Of course, you can put whatever your heart desires on your salad. Other meats, cheeses, and dressing choices are fine too! You might like yours with the addition of some banana peppers, onions, or olives!
Any way you slice it (see what I did there?) you’ll love this loaded iceburg wedge salad with homemade blue cheese dressing.
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