A really good blue cheese is something to be beholden, but cheap blue cheese is something that will make you gag.  I am sorry to say, but I think that most restaurants that serve wedge salads use jarred blue cheese dressing and frankly I I think it is awful.  I will soon write a post on amazing cheeses of the world that will include blue cheeses that will make you cry they are so good.  

But, today we are talking about avoiding the nasty jarred dressing. I always order my wedge salad with ranch dressing instead of blue.  A cold, crisp, salty, crunchy wedge salad is SO good.  It’s simple, basic and just good! Here is my version of a wedge salad.  I do not like raw tomatoes so I use red bell peppers for that sweet element.


Wedge Salad

Serves 4-6

1 head of iceberg lettuce
4 slices thick cut bacon
1/2 red bell pepper, chopped
1-2 cups ranch dressing 

Cut off the very end of the core of the the iceberg. Cut into 4-6 equal wedges leaving the core intact.  

Cook bacon in a skillet over medium high heat until crisp. Let drain on a paper towel and crumble.

Drizzle dressing over each wedge and sprinkle bell pepper and bacon on top.  Serve ice cold!