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Super Simple BLT Wedge Salad Recipe

Tired of the same old salad? How about making this easy and delicious BLT wedge salad. Something about eating a salad with a fork and knife is fun and it looks so pretty on the plate if you are hosting a dinner party. This wedge salad is basically made by cutting a lettuce head into wedges and topping it with bacon, tomato and ranch dressing. So simple yet so good!

BLT Wedge Salad Recipe

What you need for a perfect Wedge BLT Wedge Salad

Iceberg Lettuce: The first thing to consider when making a wedge salad is the lettuce type. Although Iceberg lettuce lost it’s popularity after Romaine became mainstream, it is still the best choice for a wedge salad. The round shape makes it easy to create wedges and the compact leaves also help with maintaining the wedge shape. Iceberg lettuce also has a lovely crisp taste that goes perfectly well with the creaminess of the ranch dressing. 

Good Quality Ranch Dressing: You can use any dressing but a ranch dressing is the absolute best for this saladIf you don’t have the time you can always use a store bought dressing however a homemade ranch dressing just takes this salad up a notch. I like to make my ranch dressing with Hood Sour Cream because of its great quality. Using fresh ingredients including chives, dill and garlic further elevate the taste of the dressing. 

Tomatoes: Cherry tomatoes are sweet and super flavorful which makes them a great choice for a BLT wedge salad. If you don’t have cherry tomatoes you could use diced Roma tomatoes which do not have too many seeds and liquid. 

Bacon: What is a BLT salad without the bacon. They say bacon makes everything better and I agree because it certainly makes this wedge salad better.  We love the Whole Foods brand reduced sodium bacon for this but any type of bacon will work. My tip is to broil your favorite bacon in the oven to get rid of most of the fat.

BLT Wedge Salad Recipe Bacon

BLT Wedge Salad Recipe Sour Cream

Those are the 4 main things you need for a BLT Wedge salad but you can add other ingredients as you wish. I like to add sweetcorn kernels and cucumber to this salad for more color. No matter what you add to it, you can’t go wrong with this salad.  

Check the recipe section for more recipes including my ultimate summer salad recipe

BLT Wedge Salad Recipe

Print Recipe
BLT Wedge Salad Recipe
A deliciously creamy, tangy and fresh dressing that is super easy to make
BLT Wedge Salad Recipe
Prep Time 15 Minutes
Servings
People
Ingredients
  • 1 medium Iceberg Lettuce Head
  • 6 rashers bacon, cooked and chopped
  • 1 cup cherry tomatoes halved
  • 1/2 cup sweetcorn
Dressing
  • 1/2 cup mayonnaise
  • 1/2 cup sour cream
  • 3 tbsp fresh dill finely chopped
  • 1/4 cup green onion finely chopped
  • 1 clove fresh garlic minced
  • 1/4 cup Fresh chives finely chopped
  • 3 tbsp freshly squeezed lemon juice
  • 1/2 tsp onion powder
  • 1/4 cup buttermilk
  • salt and pepper to taste
Prep Time 15 Minutes
Servings
People
Ingredients
  • 1 medium Iceberg Lettuce Head
  • 6 rashers bacon, cooked and chopped
  • 1 cup cherry tomatoes halved
  • 1/2 cup sweetcorn
Dressing
  • 1/2 cup mayonnaise
  • 1/2 cup sour cream
  • 3 tbsp fresh dill finely chopped
  • 1/4 cup green onion finely chopped
  • 1 clove fresh garlic minced
  • 1/4 cup Fresh chives finely chopped
  • 3 tbsp freshly squeezed lemon juice
  • 1/2 tsp onion powder
  • 1/4 cup buttermilk
  • salt and pepper to taste
BLT Wedge Salad Recipe
Instructions
  1. Mix together sour cream, mayonnaise and milk in a small bowl. Add the remaining ingredients plus lemon juice till smooth and chill in the refrigerator.
Recipe Notes

Dressing lasts for at least a week. 

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Mozzarella and cucumber salad

When it comes packed lunches I am one of those people who tends to use leftovers but every now and then I like to prepare a packed lunch. This beautiful mozzarella and cucumber salad is very easy and is perfect for a quick packed lunch.

Mozzarella and cucumber salad

Now lets talk about the two main  ingredients in this lovely salad.

Persian cucumbers I used Persian cucumbers for this salad because they travel well compared to other cucumber varieties which lose their water quickly. Persian cucumbers also have softer skin and smaller seeds than other cucumbers which makes them perfect for salads. Fun fact, cucumbers are technically fruits but are used as a vegetable.

Fresh Mozzarella  Feta cheese would have worked fine for this salad however mozzarella is perfect. I used buffalo mozzarella which is by far the best mozzarella cheese. Yes, it costs more than cow’s milk mozzarella cheese but its worth the splurge. After all you would have probably used that extra money for a latte at one of those fancy coffee shops.

Let me know if you try this Mozzarella and cucumber salad recipe, you can shoot me direct message or tag me on Instagram. I am always looking forward to hearing from you. You can also try the ultimate orzo pasta salad . This is one of my favorite as it tastes even better the next day and therefore is a great salad to pack for lunch.

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Print Recipe
Mozzarella and Cucumber salad
Cuisine Meditterranean
Prep Time 10 minutes
Servings
people
Ingredients
  • 2 Persian cucumber thinly sliced
  • 2 medium tomatoes sliced
  • 1 ball fresh mozzarella sliced
  • 2 cups arugula
  • 2 cups spinach
  • 2 tbsp Extra virgin olive oil
  • 1/2 cup fresh basil leaves torn
  • salt and freshly ground pepper to taste
Cuisine Meditterranean
Prep Time 10 minutes
Servings
people
Ingredients
  • 2 Persian cucumber thinly sliced
  • 2 medium tomatoes sliced
  • 1 ball fresh mozzarella sliced
  • 2 cups arugula
  • 2 cups spinach
  • 2 tbsp Extra virgin olive oil
  • 1/2 cup fresh basil leaves torn
  • salt and freshly ground pepper to taste
Instructions
  1. Mix arugula, spinach and basil leaves and place in a lunch container preferably glass.
  2. Add slices of tomato, cucumber and mozzarella on top and drizzle with olive oil and freshly ground black pepper.
Recipe Notes

You can also place olive oil in a small container and drizzle it when its time to eat.

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