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Wedge Salad with Homemade Ranch Dressing

Wedge Salad with Homemade Ranch Dressing  has become my new obsession!  It’s topped with crispy bacon and sliced tomatoes.  Wedge Salad with Homemade Ranch Dressing topped with crispy bacon and sliced tomatoes

What Is A Wedge Salad?

I’ll be the first to admit that I wasn’t completely sure what a wedge salad until this year.  I had always seen it on menus and knew it was, what I called, a vintage salad.

A Wedge Salad is just that.  Literally a wedge of iceberg lettuce.  You take out the core and cut it into four wedges.  After doing a little research I discovered it’s classically made with blue cheese dressing.  I’m not a fan of blue cheese AT ALL, but I do love a good Ranch Dressing!

Wedge Salad with Homemade Ranch Dressing topped with crispy bacon and sliced tomatoes

What toppings go on a Wedge Salad?

My recipe only calls for crispy bacon and sliced tomatoes.  It doesn’t need to stop there though.  You could add on some crumbled hard boiled eggs, chopped red onion, chives or even Blue Cheese…if you are a fan!

Wedge Salad with Homemade Ranch Dressing topped with crispy bacon and sliced tomatoes

I mentioned that this salad has become my new obsession.  There is something about the combination of the crisp lettuce, bacon and herb-y dressing just makes my heart sing!

It’s so simple to make and is perfect for a quick lunch.  You most certainly could serve it along side a juicy steak and baked potato, but it’s pretty great on it’s own as well.

Classic Wedge Salad on a plate with bacon and tomatoes perfect for lunch or side dish recipe

I’m sure you are going to love this and would love to hear what you think in the comments below!

Classic Wedge Salad on a plate with bacon and tomatoes perfect for lunch or side dish recipe on a table

Wedge Salad With Ranch Dressing

Wedge Salad With Homemade Ranch Dressing

Amy Williams everythingeats.com
Wedge Salad is a classic recipe for a side dish or even lunch!  It's topped with a fresh homemade ranch dressing, crispy bacon and sliced tomatoes.  
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Course: Salad
Cuisine: American
Keyword: Wedge Salad
Prep Time: 10 minutes
Cook Time: 10 minutes
Total Time: 20 minutes
Servings: 4 servings
Author: Amy Williams everythingeats.com

Ingredients

  • 1 Head Iceberg Lettuce
  • 6 Slices Thick Cut Bacon
  • 1 Pint Cherry Tomatoes

Homemade Ranch Dressing (see below)

    Instructions

    • Take off a few of the outer leaves of the lettuce if they are wilted and soft.
    • Cut out the core using a knife or give it a hard knock it on your counter and pull it out with your fingers.   
    • Using a sharp big knife, cut the head of lettuce in half where the core used to be.  Then cut each of those wedges in half making 4 total.  
    • Discard any yellow bitter leaves and place wedges on a plate.  Chill in the fridge while you prep the other ingredients.  
    • Cut bacon into large bite size pieces and over medium high heat, cook bacon in a large skillet.  Depending on how crispy you want it, you will cook it for 6-10 minutes.  Make sure to stir frequently for an even cook.  Drain on a paper towel.  
    • While bacon is cooking, cut cherry tomatoes in half.  
    • Place each wedge onto a plate and sprinkle with cooked bacon and cherry tomatoes.  Drizzle with Homemade Ranch Dressing and serve.  

    Nutrition

    Serving: 0g | Carbohydrates: 0g | Protein: 0g | Fat: 0g | Saturated Fat: 0g | Polyunsaturated Fat: 0g | Monounsaturated Fat: 0g | Trans Fat: 0g | Cholesterol: 0mg | Sodium: 0mg | Potassium: 0mg | Fiber: 0g | Sugar: 0g | Vitamin A: 0% | Vitamin C: 0% | Calcium: 0% | Iron: 0%

    Classic Wedge Salad on a plate with bacon and tomatoes perfect for lunch or side dish recipe on a table

    Homemade Ranch Dressing

    My recipe for Homemade ranch Dressing is super simple to make and can be kept in the fridge for up to two weeks.

    Homemade Ranch Dressing Recipe in a glass jar

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