An all-American classic—the Blue Cheese Wedge Salad. Wherever you stand on the iceberg lettuce debate, it’s hard to deny how delicious the combination of crisp lettuce, creamy dressing and crunchy toppings is. 

This Blue Cheese Wedge Salad is a bit lighter than most, featuring a healthy Greek Yogurt Blue Cheese Dressing and fresh veggies. I opted to leave the bacon off, but you of course can add it! 

Photograph of a wedge salad with blue cheese dressing on a white plate set on a marble tableHow to clean iceberg lettuce for wedge salads

It can be a bit confusing to figure out how to clean a head of iceberg and keep it intact for wedge salads. Here’s how I like to clean iceberg lettuce for wedge salads:

Step 1: hold head of lettuce, stem side down. Gently, but firmly, slam stem end against counter or sink. 

Step 2: using your hands, push and pull the core to remove and discard it. 

Step 3: run water into head of lettuce where core once was; tip and let water drain out completely. 

Is iceberg lettuce good for you?

Iceberg lettuce is not packed with nutrients. But it’s also not bad for you. When it comes down to is, iceberg lettuce is essentially water. Although it contains very few nutrients, it’s low in calories and adds a nice refreshing crunch to salads. So if you like it, by all means enjoy it! Just think about adding some dark leafy greens to your diet. 

Photograph of blue cheese salad dressing in a glass jar set on a gray plate on a marble table.How to make a wedge salad:

There really isn’t a salad that’s simpler or easier to make. Preparing the lettuce is even easier than most! Here are the general steps:

  1. Cut iceberg lettuce into wedges.
  2. Drizzle lettuce wedges with dressing. 
  3. Top with chopped tomatoes, scallions and parsley. 
  4. Optional: add some bacon for a smoky crunch (it’s very classic!)
  5. Season with salt and pepper and finish with a little extra blue cheese. 

Try these toppings too: 

  • Bacon, pancetta or prosciutto 
  • Croutons
  • Diced cucumber 
  • Minced red onion

Overhead photograph of a dinner table with plates of oven fried chicken and wedge salad.What if I don’t like blue cheese?

Use your favorite ranch dressing to try some of these creamy dressings:

Creamy Horseradish Dressing 

Creamy Honey–Crème Fraîche Dressing

Avocado Green Goddess Dressing

Then finish the salad with chunks of Parmesan or Pecorino instead of blue cheese. 

Photograph of a wedge salad with blue cheese dressing on a white plate set on a marble tableHow to serve blue cheese wedge salad

A wedge salad can either be serves as a side dish or main dish. Below are some ideas for both.

Serve as a side dish with:

 

Serve as a main dish by:

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Photograph of a wedge salad with blue cheese dressing on a white plate set on a marble table

Blue Cheese Wedge Salad

  • Author: Lauren
  • Total Time: 15 minutes
  • Yield: 4 servings 1x
  • Category: Salad
  • Method: No cook
  • Cuisine: American

Description

This Blue Cheese Wedge Salad is lighter than most, featuring a healthy Greek Yogurt Blue Cheese Dressing and fresh veggies. I opted to leave the bacon off, but you of course can add it!


Ingredients

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  • 1 head iceberg lettuce
  • ½ cup Greek Yogurt Blue Cheese Dressing
  • ½ cup diced tomato 
  • 2 green onions, chopped 
  • 2 tablespoons chopped parsley 
  • Crumbled blue cheese 
  • Salt and pepper

Instructions

Core and quarter iceberg lettuce; arrange on a large serving platter. 

Drizzle blue cheese dressing over lettuce then sprinkle tomatoes, green onions, parsley and blue cheese over top; season with salt and pepper.


Notes

If you don’t want to make the homemade dressing, Bolthouse Farms makes a great yogurt-baed blue cheese dressing.


Nutrition

  • Serving Size: 1 wedge
  • Calories: 53
  • Sugar: 3g
  • Sodium: 148mg
  • Fat: 3g
  • Saturated Fat: 1g
  • Carbohydrates: 5g
  • Fiber: 1g
  • Protein: 3g
  • Cholesterol: 5mg

Keywords: Blue cheese wedge salad, classic wedge salad, wedge salad recipe

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Lauren Grant is a professional culinary food scientist, food writer, recipe developer, and food photographer. Lauren is a previous magazine editor and test kitchen developer and has had work published in major national publications including Diabetic Living Magazine, Midwest Living Magazine, Cuisine at Home Magazine, EatingWell.com, AmericasTestKitchen.com, and more.

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