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The beauty of a wedge salad is in its simplicity, and this modernized recipe amplifies each element of the steak-house starter to cool, crunchy, super-satisfying effect. This summer, dig into crisp lettuce, sweet tomatoes, savory bacon, and tangy blue-cheese dressing.

Martha Stewart Living, July/August 2021

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Credit: Nico Schinco

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total:
30 mins
Servings:
4
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Ingredients

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Directions

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  • Whisk together sour cream, mayonnaise, buttermilk, and lemon juice in a bowl. Stir in 1/2 cup cheese and chives, then season with salt and pepper. Cover and refrigerate at least 30 minutes (and up to 3 days) to allow the flavors to really meld.

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  • Place bacon in a medium heavy skillet over medium heat. Cook, stirring occasionally, until fat is rendered and bacon is crisp, about 8 minutes. Using a slotted spoon, transfer to paper towels to drain. Reserve bacon fat for another use (it's delicious for pan-frying hash browns), or discard.

  • Halve cherry tomatoes (if using beefsteak, halve and squeeze out some seeds beforehand, so it's not watery, then cut into bite-size pieces). Season with salt and pepper; let stand 5 minutes. Cut lettuce through its core into 4 wedges; place each one on a plate. Spoon dressing on top and sprinkle with bacon, tomatoes, remaining 1/4 cup blue cheese, and more chives.

Cook's Notes

Buttermilk brings a fresh tang to our dressing and other simple recipes, too. We stir a splash into chilled soups, coleslaw, or potato salad. If you don't have any, fake it to make it: Thin out plain unsweetened yogurt (not Greek) with a splash of milk or water (start with 1 tablespoon per 1/3 cup).

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10 Ratings
  • 5 star values: 0
  • 4 star values: 1
  • 3 star values: 1
  • 2 star values: 5
  • 1 star values: 3