8 Recipes for the Coolest Retro Salad Around: The Wedge

Greek Wedge Salad with Creamy Feta Dressing © Sarah Bolla
By F&W Editors Posted October 02, 2015

A classic steak house staple, the wedge salad is seriously satisfying. A big hunk of iceberg lettuce, creamy dressing and crunchy toppings, it’s both impressive and impossibly easy to throw together. Here, eight delicious riffs on the classic wedge.

A classic steak house staple, the wedge salad is seriously satisfying. A big hunk of iceberg lettuce, creamy dressing and crunchy toppings, it’s both impressive and impossibly easy to throw together. Here, eight delicious riffs on the classic wedge.

1. Iceberg Wedges with Bacon and Buttermilk Dressing 
This salad from Thomas Keller is a twist on the quintessential American combination of iceberg lettuce, tomato wedges and packaged bacon bits with a mayonnaise dressing. Only the iceberg lettuce wedges stay the same: The tomatoes are oven-roasted, the bacon is cut extra thick, and the buttermilk dressing is spiked with chives, mint and parsley.

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2. Butter Lettuce “Wedge” Salad 
This hearty salad is topped with crispy pancetta, avocado and hot pickled peppers.

3. Wedge Salad with Sunflower Tahini and Ranch Dressing 
Chef Courtney McBroom makes her delicious iceberg wedge salad with two dressings: a spicy ranch and a sunflower seed tahini.

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4. Iceberg Wedges with Blue Cheese Dressing 
Tangy Roquefort cheese makes for a deliciously pungent dressing.

5. Greek Wedge Salad with Creamy Feta Dressing 
The classic wedge salad has been given a Greek-inspired twist with a creamy, herbed feta and Greek yogurt–based dressing.

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6. Iceberg Wedges with Thousand Island Dressing and Crispy Onions 
The dressing for this salad has a buttermilk base for a terrifically tangy flavor.

7. Iceberg Wedges with Roasted Tomato Dressing 
This not-so-heavy take on the wedge salad features a creamy French-style dressing with roasted tomatoes and mustard.

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8. Iceberg Wedges with Guacamole Dressing 
This Tex-Mex riff on the wedge salad is topped with crumbled bacon, diced tomato and shredded Pepper Jack cheese.

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