Simple Lettuce Wedge Salad – a salad for people who hate to make salad


Simple Lettuce Wedge Salad


I’ve seen lettuce wedge salads around recently on blogs and restaurant menus.  Honestly, I wondered what the big deal was or why anyone would want one.  I mean, it’s just iceberg lettuce.

Then a friend ordered a lettuce wedge salad when we went out to eat for book club.  I was sitting next to her and I really wanted to ask for a bite.  It looked amazing!  I refrained from asking for a taste.  Elizabeth might have thought I was a bit nutty if I’d made that request.

Then one day, I decided to make one at home.  And I discovered that this is the perfect salad for me to make.  I hate cleaning and tearing romaine lettuce.  And I’m not a fan of the stems on spinach so I end up tearing all of those off.

But with a lettuce wedge, you just rinse the head, tear off the weird and wilted outer leaves and chop.  Two or three cuts with a sharp knife and the lettuce is ready to go!

I like to add chopped tomatoes, bacon bits and a drizzle of ranch dressing.  If I’ve got croutons, I’ll add those too.

And for reasons I can’t explain, these salads taste like so much more than the sum of their parts.  It really is better than if I served it as a tossed salad.  Maybe it stays crisper?

Whatever the reason, these are good!  Give them a try with a meal soon.

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  1. There’s definitely something better about a wedge salad – I need to start kicking mine up a notch! Thanks for the ideas!

  2. I love this idea. Tried it out on my husband and son to go with a spaghetti dinner. They both like different dressings at times so I set it in front of them as just the wedge. Could pick which dressing they wanted. Oyyy the complaining. lol My son asked for a bowl and then proceded to tear up the lettuce and put it in the bowl. Hubby just kept asking how he was supposed to eat it. Even after I demonstrated. I just laughed, why do I bother with new stuff? Next time I serve this will be for myself (tomorrow)for a nice solitary quiet lunch. Thanks so much for sharing the idea, and anyone reading this…….don’t let my comments discourage you. I just live with 2 picky/lazy eaters. LOL

    • Vickie, they sound like the people in my house sometimes! So funny!

    • Sharala says:

      That’s funny. My husband, on the other hand, loves iceberg lettuce, especially in a wedge. You know, this is the big thing in the fancy steakhouses. They serve with thick bacon chopped up, cherry tomatoes, and blue cheese dressing. For about $8. LOL.

  3. What a great idea! I hate making salads. It seems to take forever!

  4. You just made me hungry. 🙂

  5. Virginia Roy says:

    I have recently discovered your site… I LOVE YOUR RECIPES AND TIME-SAVING TIPS! Thanks so much… I’m taking the pumpkin eclair cake to a party tomorrow.


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