And today, I’m sharing a delicious recipe for Classic Wedge Salads with my Creamy Gorgonzola (Blue Cheese) Dressing!
There is a myth out there that making your own salad dressing is time-consuming. Yes, it requires more than the 15 seconds it takes to open a bottle and pour… but not by much! From start to finish, it usually takes me about 2 -5 minutes to make a vinaigrette. So why make your own?
1) Homemade salad dressing is healthier for you.
2) Making salad dressing couldn’t be easier.
3) Freshly made salad dressing is so much more delicious and well… fresh!
- To make a Classic Wedge Salad you will need:
- 1 head iceberg lettuce, washed and cut into quarters (removing the core)
- 1 cup croutons (homemade is best!)
- 2-3 roma tomatoes
- 8 slices cooked bacon, chopped
- 2 tablespoon green or red onion, chopped (optional)
- 1 cup Creamy Gorgonzola Dressing (or other Blue Cheese Dressing)
- 1/4 cup mayo
- 1/4 cup sour cream
- 1/3 cup Gorgonzola blue cheese crumbles, plus 1 tbsp for top
- 3 Tablespoon half & half
- 1/2 teaspoon salt
- 1 tablespoon lemon juice
- 2 teaspoons dried chives
- 10 grinds black pepper
- Combine all the ingredients in a small bowl. Stir together until well combined. Chill in the fridge for 30 minutes to an hour. Top with extra gorgonzola cheese before serving.
- Cook up 8 slices of bacon. Let it cool, then chop it up into small pieces. To save time, you can always use pre-cooked bacon from the day before or make some extra slices at breakfast.
- Next, wash and cut the core out of a head of iceberg lettuce. You want to try to keep the leaves together as much as possible - so be gentle when washing/drying. Cut the lettuce into 4 wedges.
- Dice up the red onion (if you are in the mood!) and then the roma tomatoes.
- Place 1-2 iceberg wedge quarters on the plate - depending on how many your feeding. Carefully spoon 1/4 cup or so of the Creamy Gorgonzola salad dressing on the top of the lettuce. Sprinkle with tomatoes, onion, bacon, and croutons.
- This salad serves 4 as a side salad or 2 as a meal salad. I drizzle mine with a little bit of balsamic vinegar or balsamic reduction right before eating - I like the extra zip!