Red White and Bleu Memorial Day Wedge Salad

Red White and Bleu Wedge Salad just in time for the summer holidays! - Politics to PlayDoh

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:

Red White and Bleu Wedge Salad just in time for the summer holidays! - Politics to PlayDoh

1 head of Iceberg lettuce

1 12 oz. package of bacon

1 cup buttermilk

1 cup sour cream

1 tomato

1 5 oz. package of Bleu cheese

Spritz of lemon juice

Red White and Bleu Wedge Salad just in time for the summer holidays! - Politics to PlayDoh

That’ll do, pig. That’ll do. (Too soon?)

Red White and Bleu Wedge Salad just in time for the summer holidays! - Politics to PlayDoh

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:

 

  1. First, cook the bacon

Red White and Bleu Wedge Salad by Politics to PlayDoh - Just in time for the holiday!

Red White and Bleu Wedge Salad just in time for the holidays! - Politics to PlayDoh

2. Next, chop the bacon into tiny pieces

Red White and Bleu Wedge Salad just in time for the holidays! - Politics to PlayDoh

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.)

Red White and Bleu Wedge Salad just in time for the holidays - Politics to PlayDoh

4. Add half of the Bleu cheese crumbles to the mixture, stir

Red White and Bleu Wedge Salad just in time for the holidays - Politics to PlayDoh

5. Add half of the bacon to the mixture, stir

Red White and Bleu Wedge Salad just in time for the holidays - Politics to PlayDoh

6. Now dice the tomatoes

Red White and Bleu Wedge Salad just in time for the holidays - Politics to PlayDoh

Red White and Bleu Wedge Salad just in time for the holidays - Politics to PlayDoh

7. Cut the lettuce head in halfRed White and Bleu Wedge Salad just in time for the holidays - Politics to PlayDoh

Red White and Bleu Wedge Salad just in time for the holidays - Politics to PlayDoh

Red White and Bleu Wedge Salad just in time for the holidays - Politics to PlayDoh

8. Then cut each lettuce half in half again (resulting in four wedges)

Red White and Bleu Wedge Salad just in time for the holidays - Politics to PlayDoh

Red White and Bleu Wedge Salad just in time for the summer holidays! - Politics to PlayDoh

9. Now dress the lettuce with your Bacon Bleu Cheese dressing (White!)Red White and Bleu Wedge Salad just in time for the holidays - Politics to PlayDoh

Red White and Bleu Wedge Salad just in time for the holidays - Politics to PlayDoh

Red White and Bleu Wedge Salad just in time for the holidays - Politics to PlayDoh

10. Next, top the salad with diced tomatoes (Red!)Red White and Bleu Wedge Salad just in time for the holidays - Politics to PlayDoh

11. Sprinkle remaining Bleu cheese and bacon pieces on top of salad (Bleu!)

Red White and Bleu Wedge Salad just in time for the holidays - Politics to PlayDoh

Red White and Bleu Wedge Salad just in time for the holidays - Politics to PlayDoh

12. Enjoy!

Red White and Bleu Wedge Salad just in time for the holidays - Politics to PlayDoh

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?

xoxo

Cara

**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.

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