CHOPPED WEDGE SALAD – a simple green salad, fully loaded with bacon & blue cheese. Dress it up or down with your favorite dressing, either way the entire family will love this.
I love salad! As for the rest of the family, this is taking some “work”. As the kids get older they are broadening their plate with such things like veggies, but this wasn’t an easy thing. My hubby is not a huge fan of salad unless it is drenched in homemade Ranch dressing. And he is very particular about Ranch dressing.
But a wedge salad is something we all love. Helps with the gobs of bacon and cheese. Since that is two things that our family loves. And I love a good wedge salad with the crisp iceberg lettuce, it is one of the few ways I will eat iceberg lettuce.
The only complaint I have about a wedge salad is the fact that we make a mess every time – literally. The kids cutting up the lettuce or even myself, is not a pretty site. I would much rather serve this in a bowl and call it good. Which is what gave me the idea for this Chopped Wedge Salad. I added spinach for color and nutrition and the kids, well they didn’t even notice. This salad serves enough for 10-16, depending on the age of the people eating this salad.
I fed my family with it and then took it to a dinner I was attending with some friends and it served us all.
Anything with bacon is a usually a win with the kids and if I can use this Chopped Wedge Salad to get them to eat their veggies, then I am one happy camper.
Looking for some more fun ideas to serve & devour Wedge Salad, try out a few of my favorites. Like this Wedge Salad Bar, Italian Style Wedge Salad or Blue Cheese Wedge Salad Crostini. Enjoy your greens friends. XOXO San
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- 1 head iceberg lettuce, coarsely chopped
- 5 ounces spinach, coarsely chopped
- 11 ounce cherry tomatoes, cut in half
- 1 small purple onion, diced
- 2 pounds bacon, cooked and coarsely chopped
- 5 ounces blue cheese crumbles
- Balsamic Vinegar Glaze, use as a drizzle
- Optional Your choice of dressing, our family prefers ranch.
In a large serving or salad bowl layer the ingredients in this order: lettuce, tomatoes, onion, bacon and blue cheese.
Layer upon layer of deliciousness.
Bring on the bacon.
And cheese. Never too much cheese.
Toss to combine salad.
Serve and drizzle each salad lightly (or heavily if you are me) with balsamic vinegar glaze.
Have dressings available on the side, along with salt and pepper so people can dress and season to taste.