I am so excited to be working with Litehouse salad dressings today to bring you this crisp and delicious wedge salad recipe!
Wedge Salad Recipe
True confession time.
Once upon a time, long, long ago, I did not like salad at all. In fact, I would eat just about anything else to get my veggies than salad.
Over the years, however, I began experimenting in an attempt to learn to like salad. My mom, for example, loves salad and is an ideal salad-eating role model. She loads her salads up with all sorts of interesting fixings.
I’ve taken a page from her book, so to speak, and have made lots of different salads that appeal to salad-lovers and salad-avoiders alike.
Today’s wedge salad recipe combines classic salad flavors and textures to make an appealing dish that catches the eye and pleases the palate.
I think one of the things that helped me enjoy salad more was to shop for refrigerated dressings. Using Litehouse Homestyle Ranch elevates the flavor of this salad. It’s fresher tasting and has plenty of piquancy. Plus, since an iceberg wedge salad should be very well chilled, you’ll definitely want a chilled dressing on top!
Summer is a great time to try new salads. The contrast between the hot sun and the crunchy coolness of salad makes a salad taste perfect. You can try all the flavors of Litehouse this summer and see which ones you like best.
Here are some of my favorite varieties to get you started.
- Litehouse Homestyle Ranch Dressing (used in this recipe)
- Litehouse Bleu Cheese Dressing
- Litehouse Pear Gorgonzola Dressing
- Opa by Litehouse Kalamata Feta Greek Yogurt Dressing
- Litehouse Organic Ginger with Honey Dressing
Keep an eye out in the produce section for all of these and more. You’ll find them conveniently located right near the salad. Litehouse dressings are packed with wholesome ingredients like buttermilk and real bleu cheese, so remember that “Cold is where it’s sold” and pick up a bottle or two.
Tips for Making Iceberg Wedge Salads
- Although you can prepare some of the ingredients ahead, you’ll want to save splitting the lettuce heads until the last minute. That will guarantee that you’ll have nice, fresh, crispy lettuce.
- Don’t be afraid to substitute. I do it all the time! No sunflower seeds? Try roasted cashew pieces! No tomatoes? Slice up an avocado instead! The sky’s the limit, so experiment, taste, and adjust to your liking.
- Chill your salad plates just like a fancy restaurant.
- These salads are easy to make, yet look impressive. Try them at a dinner party or backyard BBQ to impress your guests.
- Got salad forks? They’re the shorter forks, often with indentations at the bottom of the tines. Use ’em if you got ’em!
Wedge Salad Recipe
- 1 head iceberg lettuce
- 1 tomato
- 2 pieces crisp bacon crumbled
- 2 tablespoons pepitas sunflower seeds without hulls
- 1 cup croutons
- 1/2 cup ranch dressing I used Litehouse Homestyle Ranch
Chop the tomato and set aside.
Wash the head of lettuce in cool water. Pull off any limp or discolored leaves. Cut the lettuce in half from top to stem, then cut each half into two wedges. Rinse the wedges in ice water. You will have four wedges total.
Place the each wedge on a chilled plate. Drizzle each wedge with about two tablespoons of ranch dressing. Top with chopped tomatoes, bacon crumbles, pepitas, and croutons. Serve immediately.
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A wedge salad is one of my favorite salads. I love to have them with blue cheese dressing over ranch. I love making them because they are so simple and yet so tasty.
Certainly, blue cheese is great, too!
I’ve always loved wedge salads. So easy to make, delicious and less messy than traditional salad. I am doing a salad a day for a meal so this recipe is perfect.
Awesome! You must have a wide variety of salads to keep it interesting. 🙂
Kristy @ Mommy Hates Cooking
The presentation of a wedge salad far beats out the ol’ traditional salad any day of the week! During the summer months I could eat salad every single day. The Pear Gorgonzola Dressing sounds so delicious!
I’ll tell you, I have been so into cold food since the weather got so hot here. I just want to cook less and less as it gets hotter and hotter!
I also have problems with salads before. I’m not a fan of veggies so I need flavors just to make it more palatable for me. But with your salad, I think I’d have an easy time liking this dish.
Bacon, croutons, and a good dressing work wonders. I am sensitive to bitterness, so those toppings really do help.
Amanda @ Adorkablii
I truly love salad. I am possible the biggest fan. Is it weird that I could eat salad every day? A nice fresh crisp cold salad!!! Mmm. Haha Making me hungry now. I have not tried the wedge salad yet. I have seen it before but yours looks super yummy! I haven’t tried Light House Dressings yet. I see them all the time at my local store but haven’t actually picked some up. They sure do look yummy!
The biggest fan of salad? That’s quite a title! I admire your enthusiasm. 🙂 I am probably the biggest fan of fruit crumbles!
Wedge salads are my favorite. That ranch is so creamy and delicious, we use it all the time. I could totally eat a salad every single day too!
Looks so good. I adore wedge salads because they are a bit different than a traditional house salad. I love salad for lunches at work a great way to keep it healthy but filling.
I always have a problem with soggy lettuce after washing it. I noticed here that you only wash the outside. Are you not supposed to wash all of the lettuce? I am always so worried about cleaning my veggies properly.
Well spotted! I have added an instruction to rinse the wedges as well. I recommend you do all salad rinsing in ice water if possible, then spin dry in a spinner and/or blot with paper towels. It makes it nice and crisp as well as clean. Hope this helps make it clearer (and cleaner)!