Classic Wedge Salad

About every two weeks, I make burgers on the grill. It is one meal that most everyone loves in our family, that is, with the exception of my daughter, which I just learned last night. With that said, I really put some serious thought into how I wanted to design the burger for the evening. My favorite burger is a simple, plain cheeseburger, however I love bacon and blue cheese as well, and as I was leaning towards that route, I decided to keep it simple and stick with my favorite burger.

Class Wedge Salad with Bacon and Blue Cheese Dressing

Realizing that my son’s favorite burger is a plain bacon burger, I knew I was already going to be cooking bacon. As I also arrange a platter for toppings which always include head lettuce, sliced tomatoes, onion, and often times pickles. With all of this said, I was still craving blue cheese and bacon, and that’s when I got the best of both worlds, and still got my burger, along with a classic wedge salad with bacon and blue cheese dressing, and oh yeah, a bit of chopped tomato.

Lets get started.


  • 1/2 head of iceberg lettuce, outer leaves removed, quartered.
  • 4 slices of thick cut bacon, cooked and crumbled
  • 1/3 cup of crumbled blue cheese
  • 1/2 cup of blue cheese dressing
  • 1/2 roma tomato, seeds removed, diced
  • Salt to taste
  • Pepper to taste

Begin by rinsing your lettuce with cold water. If you have a salad spinner, use it, but be gentle as you want the wedges to stay together. Once you have removed the water, place on a plate, and place in the refrigerator to get nice and cold. Once you have the other ingredients ready, and trust me, this is such an easy, throw together salad, get the cold wedges on a plate, drizzle generously with the dressing, place the crumbled cheese and bacon all over, and top with the tomatoes.

A great salad that can stand on its own, but a even better salad served with a burger or steak.


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Dax Phillips

Thank you for visiting my website. Truly, I do appreciate it. My free time and stress reliever is cooking for my family, friends, and everyone in between. The recipes you find on this site are those that I have either created, been part of, or those that I simply enjoy and have made my own in some shape, form, or other. My focus has always been on comfort food, because at the end of a long work day, you want something comforting. I currently am the father of three children, and married to a wonderful wife of thirteen years. There is nothing fancy with these recipes, just simple, and I will admit, not so simple ingredients, and a simple kitchen corner I can call my own. I learned early on that cooking and bringing family together was very important. After all, this notion of being together at dinner time was instilled early on by my parents. There are many memories of being in the kitchen with my parents, watching them cook, or preparing meals, or those home cooked smells while waiting for dinner. My parents who worked full-time, always had home cooked meals during the week, with the exception of Friday nights where we would enjoy a Wisconsin fish fry, and often on late afternoons on Sunday, where we would order Ann's pizza. I tend to cook by making things up. As a home cook, I think you have to take chances, and add or subtract ingredients that make up a dish, and make them your own. Remember to taste, and taste often. If a dish has potential, try it again, and make it your own. You should also note that I do not count calories, or break down recipes into grams of anything. To me, that's a bit boring. My philosophy is that if the food is good, eat it, and eat it in moderation. Life is just too short not to enjoy good food. Commonly Asked Questions: Can I use your photography/content on my website/blog? Please do not redistribute my photography or recipes without my permission. All of the recipes and photography on this website are my own unless noted, and is subjected to copyright  If you’d like to use a photograph or a recipe, please contact me for permission. Will you review my product/book/site? I am available for recipe development, food photography and/or styling, travel/press events, product reviews, brand promotion/ambassador, and sponsored posts. If you are interested in working with me, or if you have a question/comment regarding a recipe or about my blog, please send me an email.

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