Classic Wedge Salad with a Twist

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"So easy, but still a classic. Crisp bacon, tomato, onion and my secret ... a light drizzle of some of the bacon dripping with red wine vinegar for a little extra flavor. My favorite dressing, I just posted here, "A Simple Thousand Island Dressing." Just a small spoon of dressing makes for a wonderful salad."

Original recipe yields 6 servings


  • Serving Size: 1 (229.3 g)
  • Calories 82.7
  • Total Fat - 3.2 g
  • Saturated Fat - 1.1 g
  • Cholesterol - 2.2 mg
  • Sodium - 29.2 mg
  • Total Carbohydrate - 13.2 g
  • Dietary Fiber - 3 g
  • Sugars - 9.5 g
  • Protein - 2 g
  • Calcium - 35.1 mg
  • Iron - 0.8 mg
  • Vitamin C - 32.3 mg
  • Thiamin - 0.1 mg

Step 1

Bacon ... Add the bacon to a small non stick pan over medium heat. Slowly render the bacon until it is crispy golden brown. Once the bacon is done, transfer to a plate lined with a paper towel to drain. You should end up with 1-1 1/2 tablespoons of bacon drippings. Reserve the drippings for the dressing.

Step 2

Dressing ... Add the bacon drippings to a small bowl or dish along with the olive oil, vinegar and Italian seasoning and mix well. Brush this over the cut sides of the iceberg lettuce. Just a light brush is all it takes, and season with salt and pepper.

Step 3

Serve and Plate ... Top the iceberg wedge with 2 tomato slices and season the tomatoes with salt and pepper; next the onion slices and finish with your favorite dressing. I like to serve it with "A Simple Thousand Island Dressing," but a nice creamy blue cheese is also very nice. ENJOY!

Tips & Variations

No special items needed.



I have made this for lunch several times and I really love it when I have it! My daughter, who is 8, always tries to steal my tomatoes, so now she has one with me and loves it too!

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(14 Apr 2012)


I made this to go with our southern fried chicken and it was a great salad. My son asked for extra bacon, so I just cooked up a bit more than called for. I made Gorgonzola dressing to have on it and also made your dressing. I dressed half with each one. Your dressing was great and I loved the bacon drippings. Great flavor. Such a nice change from my plain old salads. My son ate every bit of his and told me I can make it again. He liked it!

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(10 Mar 2012)