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Loaded Wedge Salad with Herb Buttermilk Dressing

Loaded Wedge Salad with Herb Buttermilk Dressing

I made a light dinner of twice-baked potatoes, steamed artichoke, and this loaded wedge salad with buttermilk dressing for dinner recently and the salad was my favorite part of the meal. What’s better than cold crisp lettuce with bits of salty bacon, hard-boiled egg, avocado, tomatoes, and blue cheese that is drenched in the most delicious herb buttermilk dressing? My husband and son thought this wedge salad was tasty but my daughter and I absolutely LOVED it! I have a feeling this delicious salad will be making an appearance on our dinner table a lot in the future.

Loaded Wedge Salad with Herb Buttermilk Dressing

How to Make a Loaded Wedge Salad with Herb Buttermilk Dressing

Make the herb buttermilk dressing by combining the buttermilk, mayonnaise, sour cream, white wine vinegar, basil, dill, chives together until well combined. Taste then season with sea salt and freshly cracked pepper, to taste. Set aside in the refrigerator to allow the flavors to mingle.

Make the hard-boiled eggs. Click here for instructions. 

Cook the bacon in a skillet over medium heat until cooked golden brown and crispy. Remove from the skillet to a paper towel to drain the grease. Chop into bits; set aside.

Cut the head of lettuce into wedges.  Side Note: If possible, use a plastic serrated knife to prevent the edges from turning brown. If making ahead, make sure to store in a sealed plastic bag in the refrigerator until needed.

To serve, place a wedge on a serving plate then drizzle with lots of herb buttermilk dressing then sprinkle the top with bacon bits, chopped egg, diced avocado, tomato halves, and blue cheese crumbles. Season with freshly cracked black pepper. Enjoy!

Loaded Wedge Salad with Herb Buttermilk Dressing

Loaded Wedge Salad with Herb Buttermilk Dressing

Loaded Wedge Salad with Herb Buttermilk Dressing

Prep Time: 20 minutes
Cook Time: 10 minutes
Cuisine: American
Servings: 6
Author: Pam - For the Love of Cooking

Ingredients

Herb Buttermilk Dressing:

  • ½ cup buttermilk
  • ½ cup mayonnaise
  • ¼ cup sour cream
  • 1- 1½ tbsp white wine vinegar
  • 1 clove of garlic, minced
  • 1 tbsp basil, chopped finely
  • 1 tbsp dill, chopped finely
  • 1 tbsp chives, chopped finely
  • Sea salt and freshly cracked black pepper, to taste

Loaded Wedge:

  • 2 hard-boiled eggs (click link up above for directions)
  • 4 slices of bacon
  • 1 head of iceberg lettuce
  • 1 avocado, diced
  • handful of cherry tomatoes, halved
  • blue cheese crumbles, to taste
  • freshly cracked black pepper, to taste

Instructions

Herb Buttermilk Dressing:

  • Make the herb buttermilk dressing by combining the buttermilk, mayonnaise, sour cream, white wine vinegar, garlic, basil, dill, chives together until well combined. Taste then season with sea salt and freshly cracked pepper, to taste. Set aside in the refrigerator to allow the flavors to mingle.

Loaded Wedge:

  • Cook the bacon in a skillet over medium heat until cooked golden brown and crispy. Remove from the skillet to a paper towel to drain the grease. Chop into bits; set aside.
  • Cut the head of lettuce into wedges. 
    Side Note: If possible, use a plastic serrated knife to prevent the edges from turning brown. If making ahead, make sure to store in a sealed plastic bag in the refrigerator until needed.
  • To serve, place a wedge on a serving plate then drizzle with lots of herb buttermilk dressing then sprinkle the top with bacon bits, chopped egg, diced avocado, tomato halves, and blue cheese crumbles. Season with freshly cracked black pepper. Enjoy!
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8 Comments

  1. I enjoy meatless meals like this and your salad looks delicious with way more effort than I usually put into one. Very nicely presented.

  2. People have been making fun of iceberg lettuce forever, but I have to say that I really enjoy a good wedge salad. Iceberg lettuce stays good for much longer than other varieties, and then you get a pretty salad like this one out of it! Glad your menfolk ate it, even if it was the star of the show only to you ladies!

    Happy Memorial Day Weekend, Pam! I hope you have nice weather and a great time with the family.

    1. Donald Nealious says:

      I agree Marjie. Other varieties may have more nutrients, but when you want that crisp bite of lettuce nothing beats it, even in wraps. It’s the best lettuce for BLT’s.

  3. Looks great, but how can you properly wash the lettuce without separating the leaves?

    1. I washed the outside of the full head well and removed the outer leaves that were dirty or damaged. If you are concerned about washing the interior, you could try washing each wedge individually after cutting and draining them on paper towels until completely dried.

      -Pam

  4. 5 stars
    Pame this salad looks absolutely delicious !

    Pd I cant coming before beacuse I had a fal and had a fissure in my shoulder. but Im better xo