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If you love a good Romaine Wedge Salad Recipe, this classic recipe is updated with pickled onions, homemade blue cheese dressing, and bacon!

Romaine Wedge Salad Recipe on white plate topped with dressing and toppings

A classic Wedge Salad is in my opinion, the ULTIMATE salad. Loaded with blue cheese crumbles, dressing, bacon, and tomatoes I’m already in heaven.

It really doesn’t get much better than a delicious Wedge Salad Recipe until you place all that good stuff on top of a head of romaine with some pickled red onions and you have my take on the classic!

This is such a simple recipe but definitely one you will go back to again and again! We absolutely cannot get enough of it and salads are always one of our go-to recipes.

So this Romaine Wedge Salad is one that we make over and over again because we cannot get enough, plus it super easy and fun of alllll the flavor you could ask for.

Some of our other favorite salad recipes we have on our site include Roast Vegetable Salad, Cucumber Salad and Smoked Caesar Salad with Chicken!

WHY THIS RECIPE WORKS:

  • With minimal ingredients this comes together quickly.
  • Having a homemade sauce to go with this gives it amazing flavor.
  • It comes together in mere minutes.

Two Wedge Salads on white plates overhead

INGREDIENTS NEEDED (FULL RECIPE BELOW):

White vinegar
Sugar
Garlic
Mayonnaise
Milk
Sour cream
Blue cheese
Worcestershire sauce
Salt
Whole grain mustard
 

HOW TO MAKE A ROMAINE WEDGE SALAD RECIPE:

For the pickled red onions:

  1. Place the water, vinegar, and sugar in a small saucepot.
  2. Heat over medium heat, stirring constantly, until the sugar is dissolved.
  3. Remove from the heat, add the onion and garlic, let cool completely.
  4. Transfer to an airtight container and place in the fridge for at least one hour.

For the blue cheese dressing:

  1. Whisk all ingredients together in a small bowl.
  2. Transfer to an air-tight container. Let chill in the fridge for at least one hour.

Assembly:

  1. Place each half of the romaine lettuce in two bowls.
  2. Top with bacon, tomato, pickled onions, dressing, and more blue cheese.

Close up of Romain Wedge Salad Recipe on plate dressed with fork

If there is a Wedge Salad on the menu at a restaurant, I’m getting it. I can’t resist that blue cheese and bacon goodness.

These pickled red onions are tried and true. I can’t tell you how many times I have made them! They are a favorite topping of mine.

I love topping my salads with them but they are also amazing on sandwiches like my slow cooker pulled pork sliders!

I’ve also included a recipe for THE BEST Blue Cheese Dressing, you’re welcome! This is about to be your go-to keep a bottle in the fridge kind of dressing.

ALTERNATIVES AND AD-ONS:

So, admittedly I kept this salad pretty simple and really wanted to highlight a few ingredients. But, don’t let that stop you!

Some more toppings I think would go amazingly with this Romaine Wedge Salad Recipe is roasted corn, pickled okra, or cucumbers. Really, any veggies you like would be super yummy!

Also, personally, I think Wedge Salads are pretty annoying in general. You get slapped with this HUGE piece of lettuce then take the next 20 minutes cutting it up.

Save yourself the hassle at home and make this a chopped salad off the bat. Also, this wedge salad dressing is amazing! Delicious blue cheese dressing- so good!

HOW TO CUT A WEDGE FOR A SALAD:

AS I said above, I recommend cutting one head of romaine in half, making sure it was washed VERY well, trim off the core.

Two Salad Wedges on white plates topped with toppings overhead photo

HOW TO STORE:

You can store everything seperately but the whole Romaine Wedge Salad once assembled I recommend eating the whole thing at once. 

You can store the Homemade Blue Cheese Dressing in a jar in the refrigerator for up to 5-7 days. 

The Pickled Red Onions also stored in a jar or an airtight container should keep refrigerated for up to 2-3 weeks.

TIPS AND TRICKS:

  • Make sure that you dissolve the sugar fully in in the red onion mixture.
  • You need to cool the onions down before consuming so make sure you place them in the refrigerator for at least one hour.
  • The Blue Cheese Dressing also needs time to chill so again for that, place in the refrigerator for one hour before using.
  • Make sure you always wash your lettuce before eating, you can wash as a whole or after cut.

Romaine Wedge Salad collage image with title in center

If you want deliciously easy dinner or lunch recipe then you need to make this Romaine Wedge Salad Recipe ASAP! You will fall in love.

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5 from 5 votes

Romaine Wedge Salad

Author Dana @ ThisSillyGirlsKitchen.com
Prep: 15 minutes
Cook: 1 hour
Total: 1 hour 15 minutes
If you love a good Romaine Wedge Salad Recipe, this classic recipe is updated with pickled onions, homemade blue cheese dressing, and bacon!
Servings 2 servings

Ingredients
  

For the Pickled Red Onions

For the Blue Cheese Dressing

Salad Assembly

  • 1 head romaine lettuce cut in half length-wise, core removed
  • 3 slices thick-cut bacon 1/2 inch diced, cooked crispy, fat drained
  • 1 small tomato small dice
  • crumbled blue cheese for garnish, optional

Instructions

For the pickled red onions

  • Place the water, vinegar, and sugar in a small saucepot. Heat over medium heat, stirring constantly, until the sugar is dissolved. Remove from the heat, add the onion and garlic, let cool completely. Transfer to an airtight container and place in the fridge for at least one hour.

For the blue cheese dressing

  • Whisk all ingredients together in a small bowl. Transfer to an air-tight container. Let chill in the fridge for at least one hour.

Salad Assembly

  • Place each half of the romaine lettuce in two bowls. Top with bacon, tomato, pickled onions, dressing, and more blue cheese.

Notes

  1. Make sure that you dissolve the sugar fully in in the red onion mixture.
  2. You need to cool the onions down before consuming so make sure you place them in the refrigerator for at least one hour.
  3. The Blue Cheese Dressing also needs time to chill so again for that, place in the refrigerator for one hour before using.
  4. Make sure you always wash your lettuce before eating, you can wash as a whole or after cut.

Nutrition

Calories: 665kcal | Carbohydrates: 39g | Protein: 15g | Fat: 50g | Saturated Fat: 14g | Cholesterol: 64mg | Sodium: 1102mg | Potassium: 1139mg | Fiber: 8g | Sugar: 26g | Vitamin A: 27810IU | Vitamin C: 23.3mg | Calcium: 217mg | Iron: 3.6mg
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Course Main Course, Salad
Cuisine Traditional

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2 Comments

  1. 5 stars
    What a gorgeous salad! I love the pickled onions – I use them on all my salads!

  2. Amanda Finks says:

    5 stars
    This salad is so good! Love the pickled onions and blue cheese dressing!

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