Wedge Salads: Something Old and Something New

wedge-saladI’m not sure when wedge salads became popular, or why, but they are, and it’s not uncommon to see them listed for $6.98 or more on a menu. To me, they’re just an old-fashion tossed salad made from iceberg lettuce with one step saved: you don’t have to tear up the lettuce! So, they’re fast, easy, delicious, healthy, and trendy. Can’t beat that, can you? The basic idea is to wash a crisp, compact head of iceberg lettuce and slice off a round chunk. Depending on the size of your head and your table, you can get four to eight wedge servings from one iceberg lettuce. wedge-salad-copyClassic toppings include crisp bacon bits and blue cheese crumbles, preferably drizzled with a little buttermilk dressing, salt, and pepper. However, what really makes them remarkable are additional taste points such as avocado, dried cherries or cranberries, toasted almonds (or other nuts), and some finely sliced red onion. But, the list of possibilities is pretty much limited only by your imagination and taste. So, when you’re looking for a healthy way to begin your dinner and are a little tired of the tossed salad look, try a wedge salad!wedge-salad-with-brie-peppers-tomatoes-greek-olives-pepper-rings

And take thou unto thee of all food that is eaten, and thou shalt gather it to thee; and it shall be for food for thee, and for them.” (Genesis 6:21)

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