BLT Wedge Salad

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Let’s face it – one of the reasons we don’t eat as much salad as we need to is because of all the chopping, slicing, and dicing. While it’s a simple dish, salad can be time-consuming to prepare. Wedge salads can come in handy on those nights when you need a quick, healthy salad, but don’t have time to do a lot of preparations. This BLT Wedge Salad is a family favorite, and I bet it will become part of your regular rotation, too.

To make a BLT Wedge Salad, you don’t need a whole lot. I bet you’ll have most of these items in your fridge or spice cabinet.You’ll need:

1 head iceberg lettuce
1 pound bacon, cooked crisp and chopped
10 grape tomatoes, quartered (You can use any kind of tomato you like. We happen to like grape tomatoes best when it’s not tomato season. But if they are in season, use whatever looks red and juicy.)

3/4 cup mayonnaise
1/2 cup buttermilk
1 teaspoon garlic powder
1/2 teaspoon salt
1/2 teaspoon black pepper

To make a BLT Wedge Salad, remove the outside wilted leaves from the head of lettuce and cut out the core. Rinse and drain the head of lettuce as best you can without pulling it apart. Cut it into quarters or eighths and place pieces on a platter.

In a separate bowl, whisk together the mayo, buttermilk, and spices. You can adjust the garlic powder as you like. We like it really garlic-y so we use the full teaspoon. But be warned that since garlic is the main flavor of this dressing, if you cut out too much, your dressing will be bland. Pour dressing over lettuce wedges.

Sprinkle the chopped bacon and tomatoes over the top of the salad wedges. Serve immediately.

BLT Wedge Salad is a great way to enjoy more salad without spending a lot of time in the kitchen. Hope your family loves it.

 

BLT Wedge Salad
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Ingredients
  1. 1 head iceberg lettuce
  2. 1 pound bacon, cooked crisp and chopped
  3. 10 grape tomatoes, quartered
  4. 3/4 cup mayonnaise
  5. 1/2 cup buttermilk
  6. 1 teaspoon garlic powder
  7. 1/2 teaspoon salt
  8. 1/2 teaspoon black pepper
Instructions
  1. Remove outside wilted leaves from head of lettuce. Cut our core. Rinse and drain head of lettuce without tearing apart. Cut into quarters or eighths, and lay out on platter.
  2. In a bowl, whisk together the mayo, buttermilk, garlic powder, salt, and pepper. Drizzle over lettuce wedges.
  3. Sprinkle tomatoes and bacon over top of wedges. Serve immediately.
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Comments

  1. Could you use greek yogurt in place of mayo?

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