the wedge

05.25.10

Poor iceberg lettuce. I mean, it has a terrible reputation, but I can think of many worse things than iceberg lettuce. Nutritional all-star? Hardly. But sometimes a crisp wedge with creamy blue cheese and fresh cracked pepper is just what I want. And just forget the notion that blue cheese dressing is “bad for you”, it happens to be wonderful on iceberg.

The wedge salad was very popular in the 50′s and 60′s when lettuce options were limited and long before there was a wall of greens in the grocery store like we now see.

 Today, some 60 years later, it is starting to show up again on menu’s – coming back as the “retro” wedge. So put on your heels, pearls and apron and get to that wedge!

I can’t say that iceberg makes it into my refrigerator on a regular basis, but when it does? I’ve got my blue cheese and french dressing waiting.

Wedge Salad - 4 servings

  • 1 head Organic Iceberg Lettuce
  • red onion slices
  • tomato slices
  • blue cheese dressing
  • french dressing
  • fresh ground pepper
  • additional add-ons: bacon crumbles, nuts, cheese

Wash head of lettuce and cut into 4 pieces. Add tomatoes and onions as desired and top with dressings. Don’t forget to serve with a knife, you’ll need it!


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