The other day, as I was brainstorming ideas for upcoming holiday entertaining, I suddenly had a craving for a wedge salad. Random, right? I think it had something to do with the fact that I’d just eaten the most delectable wedge salad from California Pizza Kitchen not a week prior, so wedges were on the brain.
Either way, I came home from work and decided I needed a wedge salad.
So I rummaged through the fridge and pantry and pulled out the following ingredients:
1 head of Iceberg lettuce
1 12 oz. package of bacon
1 cup buttermilk
1 cup sour cream
1 5 oz. package of Bleu cheese
Spritz of lemon juice
That’ll do, pig. That’ll do. (Too soon?)
Now, you should know at this point that everything I make or bake is a hodge podge of things I have lying around in my kitchen. I call it Leveraging Leftovers (c). Nothing I do is exact, and everything is made to be modified. So these ingredients are what I used in my rendition, but you can make it your own with what you’ve got. Have fun with it — I always do!
In order to assemble the salad, I took the following steps:
- First, cook the bacon
2. Next, chop the bacon into tiny pieces
3. Then, mix the buttermilk and sour cream together (Continue to add ingredients until the consistency of the dressing is to your taste. I’m not gonna lie, mine came out a little bit watery. I probably should’ve added a bit more sour cream or left out some of the lemon juice I added for taste. You can also add mayo if you want a little more gelatinous consistency.)
4. Add half of the Bleu cheese crumbles to the mixture, stir
5. Add half of the bacon to the mixture, stir
6. Now dice the tomatoes
11. Sprinkle remaining Bleu cheese and bacon pieces on top of salad (Bleu!)
In honor of Memorial Day’s rapid approach, I like to call this salad the Red White and Bleu Wedge: Red tomatoes, creamy White dressing, sprinkled with Bleu cheese! It doesn’t get much more #Murica than that!
How do you like to decorate your wedge?
**Profound gratitude goes to the men and women who have served in our armed forces to protect our freedoms. I wouldn’t have the privilege of writing this blog without their selfless sacrifice. In memoriam.