Classic Wedge Salad with Blue Cheese Dressing

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Classic Wedge Salad with Blue Cheese Dressing is THE perfect side to go with a big juicy steak or any entree for that matter. It’s crisp and simple, and the homemade dressing brings all the flavors together. Make this one for date night in!

Overhead shot of two white bowls of wedge salad with blue cheese dressing, on blue and white napkins.

I’ve seriously made this salad about six times in the last month. Since Mike and I are (sort of) empty nesters, this recipe is perfect because it’s good for two nights. I’ve made it to pair with steaks, chicken, soup, and just plain old roasted veggies (as in veggies and salad night).

If you are wondering what “sort of” empty nesters means, Josh just moved home after graduating from Texas Tech (Wreck em!) in December. He just started his job, and will be living at home for awhile to save up some money. This in turn means that SueBee Homemaker needs to bump up the food volume here big time. Because Josh is the guy that orders meals at restaurants based on the quantity of food on a plate. I’m 100% serious. 😀

Overhead shot of a white bowl of wedge salad with blue cheese dressing, on blue and white napkins.

CLASSIC WEDGE SALAD INGREDIENTS:

Let’s talk about the classic ingredients for wedge salad.

  • Iceberg Lettuce – Remove the outer leaves, give it a quick wash, and slice it into wedges.
  • Bacon – My favorite way to cook bacon is to bake it in the oven until crisp.
  • Hardboiled Eggs – Love to make eggs in the Instant Pot now.
  • Cherry Tomatoes – Slice them in half.
  • Green Onions – Chop them up.
  • Blue Cheese Crumbles

And…the BLUE CHEESE DRESSING:

This dressing is definitely the star of the show!

  • Blue Cheese Crumbles
  • Plain Greek Yogurt
  • Mayo
  • Buttermilk
  • Red Wine Vinegar
  • Pinch of sugar
  • Garlic Powder, S&P

When mixing the dressing, mash some of those blue cheese crumbles into the other ingredients.

Process shots of 1) the lettuce wedges in white bowls, with the toppings, on a gray background, and 2) a close up shot of all the toppings on a rectangular white plate.

Overhead shot of 1) the blue cheese dressing in.a white bowl, that hasn't been mixed yet, and 2) the combined blue cheese dressing.

WHAT TO MAKE WITH THIS CLASSIC WEDGE SALAD:

Really, it’s good with practically anything. Soup and salad is a go-to for me, OR just double the salad and call it dinner.

Enjoy!

Close-up shot of a white bowl of wedge salad with blue cheese dressing, on blue and white napkins.

Make this salad next: Spinach Salad with Avocado and Goat Cheese

 

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xoxo ~Sue

Overhead shot of two white bowls of wedge salad with blue cheese dressing, on blue and white napkins.

Classic Wedge Salad with Blue Cheese Dressing

Classic Wedge Salad with Blue Cheese Dressing is THE perfect side to go with a big juicy steak or any entree for that matter. It's crisp and simple, and the homemade dressing brings all the flavors together. Make this one for date night in!
5 from 3 votes
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Course: Salad, Side Dish
Cuisine: American
Keyword: blue cheese dressing, iceberg salad, wedge salad
Prep Time: 30 minutes
Total Time: 30 minutes
Servings: 4 servings
Calories: 385kcal
Author: Sue Ringsdorf

Ingredients

For the salad:

  • 1 head iceberg lettuce - rinsed and cut into fourths
  • 6 slices bacon - cooked and chopped
  • 2 large eggs - hard-boiled
  • 1 bunch green onions - diced
  • 1/2 cup cherry tomatoes - chopped
  • 1/4 cup blue cheese crumbles

For the blue cheese dressing:

  • 1/3 cup blue cheese crumbles - or more
  • 1/4 cup full fat plain Greek yogurt
  • 1/4 cup buttermilk
  • 1/3 cup mayonaise
  • 1 Tablespoon red wine vinegar
  • 1 teaspoon sugar
  • 1/2 teaspoon garlic powder
  • kosher salt and freshly ground black pepper - to taste

Instructions

  • For the salad, arrange the bacon, eggs, onions, tomatoes, and blue cheese crumbles on top of the wedge pieces.
  • For the dressing, mix all ingredients together. Mash some of the blue cheese crumbles into the liquid, and mix well.
  • Store salad ingredients in the refrigerator until serving.

Notes

  • This salad is best served fresh the first day.
  • Classic Wedge Salad pairs well with so many things. See blog post for some ideas.

Nutrition

Calories: 385kcal | Carbohydrates: 8g | Protein: 15g | Fat: 32g | Saturated Fat: 10g | Cholesterol: 149mg | Sodium: 659mg | Potassium: 442mg | Fiber: 1g | Sugar: 5g | Vitamin A: 1130IU | Vitamin C: 9.2mg | Calcium: 180mg | Iron: 1.4mg
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7 Comments

  1. Oh my goodness! This was DELISH!!! We love the wedge salads at Saltgrass Steak House, but this one was even better! Loved the dressing!

    1. Suebee Homemaker says:

      Thank you so much, Cathy! I’m glad you tried it, and now I’m reminded that I should make it again for my fam! 🙂

  2. Kellie Gaffney says:

    I have had this salad from the original batch for the last few days. It’s delicious. I wonder what the dressing would tast like without the sugar. It was still tasty, but I like a more poignant blue cheese taste. However, it was easy and I will make this again without hesitation.

    1. Suebee Homemaker says:

      I originally didn’t use the sugar, but thought it was missing something. Let me know if you try it that way, Kellie! I also use a LOT of pepper in mine. 🙂

  3. I love this salad! The Blue Cheese crumbles are a must!

    1. Suebee Homemaker says:

      Thanks so much! 🙂

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