ranch BLT wedge salad

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Here’s one of our favorite, simple, delicious salads! It’s refreshing and absolutely awesome with grilled steak! Feel free to drizzle your wedge salads with your favorite buttermilk ranch dressing, or follow the link provided below and make up a batch of my Parmesan Peppercorn Ranch. It’s the perfect accompaniment to this wedge salad.

for 4 wedge salads:

1 large head chilled iceberg lettuce

1 cup chilled buttermilk ranch dressing

20 cherry or grape tomatoes, halved

1/2 cup shredded cheddar cheese

1/4 cup sliced green or chopped purple onion

1 lb fried, crispy bacon, crumbled

fresh, coarsely ground black pepper

Remove core from head of lettuce and discard. Cut head of lettuce into quarters, creating 4 wedges. Place each wedge on a separate plate. Pour 1/4 cup ranch dressing over each wedge, followed by 5 halved tomatoes, 2 Tablespoons cheddar cheese, 1 Tablespoon green onion, 2 Tablespoons crumbled bacon and a little black pepper. Serve immediately. We like to eat ours using knives and forks.

Here’s a link to more salad dressings if ranch isn’t your thing. I’ve made it with chunky blue cheese dressing, creamy thousand island, and BBQ ranch before. All versions were amazing!



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  7 comments for “ranch BLT wedge salad

  1. Judy Richards
    January 21, 2016 at 1:02 am

    I’m not into buttermilk or milk period. Makes me nausea. Wasn’t able to drink as a baby. What can I use to substitute it. Plain ranch would be okay. Could I use French and Italian & leave out the green onions?

    • Melissa
      January 21, 2016 at 5:57 pm

      You can use your favorite dressing on a wedge salad, it doesn’t have to be dairy based.

    • January 21, 2016 at 6:08 pm

      Yes you can. Blue cheese dressing and blue cheese crumbles. Instead of cheddar cheese and buttermilk ranch!

      • Melissa
        January 22, 2016 at 3:16 pm

        Thanks, Emily! 🙂

    • Rita Debnam
      January 14, 2017 at 12:55 am

      I like this salad with bleu cheese dressing, then no cheddar…it’s my go to at The Outback:-))

  2. Cheri
    January 23, 2016 at 10:47 am

    What is the best way to wash the lettuce to get all inside the head without taking it all apart? I’ve found without washing all pierces of lettuce, it has a chemical taste.

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