Wedge Salads are back! They disappeared for a few years but like everything old…it becomes new again! Somebody tell my body that pa-leeese!
I first saw this platter at a party in Palm Springs. And let me tell ya, Palm Springs knows how to party! I am lucky my BFF lives there. She has a beautiful home and wonderful fun friends! We were invited to her neighbors house, Karen, for dinner. And this beautiful salad was prepared by another friend, Anita. What a cool idea for a party salad! And super easy to throw together!
When choosing your lettuce, go for lightweight heads. The lighter the weight, the less dense yellow lettuce you will have in the center. I used two small heads of iceberg in the photo. Simply quartered it.
Your toppings are chopped bacon, eggs and crumbled blue cheese. I cut everything in large chunks. I used a store bought blue cheese dressing, because, well, ya know…lazy cook :). And with so many great brands out there, why not! Go for one in the cooler section of the produce department for super fresh flavors. I used Lighthouse brand.
I dressed it all up before I served then put some additional dressing in the center. Pretty easy! And the good news is it stands up better than a tossed salad. The iceberg stays crisp for hours…even in the Palm Springs heat!
This recipe is for 8 but you can adjust it to suit whatever number you need.
You can see all my salad recipes HERE. But here are a couple of my faves!
Spinach and Avocado Salad with Blueberries. Such a great summer salad!
Or Fresh Corn Salad with Avocado – no cooking required! Serve the corn fresh off the cob for a fabulous crunchy salad!
To Fresh and Easy Entertaining!
Wedge Salad Platter for a Crowd
A super easy to make salad with fresh bleu cheese, bacon and egg crumbles!
- 2 heads of iceberg lettuce look for light weight heads
- 4 ounces blue cheese crumbled
- 1 cup chopped cooked bacon
- 3 boiled eggs see below for perfect boiled egg instructions
- 1 1/2 cups store bought blue cheese dressing
Boil eggs: Put eggs in large sauce pan. Fill with cool water about an inch higher than the egg. (Add 1 tablespoon vinegar which will make them easier to peel). Bring to boil. Remove from heat, cover pan and let sit for 10 minutes for a perfect medium hard boiled egg. Remove eggs to a pan of cool water to stop cooking process. Peel when cool
Slice both heads of lettuce into 4 equal size portions for a total of 8 wedges and place on tray.
Sprinkle with blue cheese dressing, bacon, eggs and cheese crumbles. Add an additional bowl of dressing in the center.