Chopped Wedge Salad is a simple green salad, fully loaded with bacon & blue cheese. Dress it up or down, either way, the entire family will love this salad.
I love salad! For the rest of the family, this is taking some “work”. As the kids get older they are broadening their plate with 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. He is very particular about Ranch dressing.
The gobs of bacon and cheese definitely help, since those are two things that our family loves. I love a good wedge salad with 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 (or even myself) cutting up the lettuce is not a pretty sight. 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.
How do you make Chopped Wedge Salad?
In a large serving or salad bowl layer the ingredients in this order: lettuce, tomatoes, onion, bacon and blue 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.
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Chopped Wedge Salad
- 1 head iceberg lettuce coarsely chopped
- 5 ounces spinach coarsely chopped
- 11 ounces cherry tomatoes sliced 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 We prefer 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.