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Steakhouse Wedge Salad Recipe

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Steakhouse Wedge Salad at Home on the Cheap

Steakhouse Wedge Salad is one of those Steakhouse mysteries. How can something with 4 ingredients taste so absolutely phenomenal? I’ve been to quite a few places that serve a wedge salad, with a variety of toppings, but the one I find at a steakhouse always takes the cake.  Or salad!  Crisp lettuce, bacon, and tomatoes drizzled with a chunky blue cheese dressing somehow makes going to a steakhouse for salad seem normal. But why wait for a trip to the steakhouse when you can make Steakhouse Wedge Salad at home quickly and easily and for a lot less?

Fresh Ingredients and a Simple Trick for the Best Steakhouse Wedge Salad

The fresher the ingredients, the better your Steakhouse Wedge Salad.  The trick to making this salad stay fresh is freeze your individual salad bowls or plates about an hour before you are going to serve the Steakhouse Wedge Salad.  Keep them frozen, only taking them out when you are ready to put the ingredients together, as these salads are made right on the plate.  I start with a very fresh and icy cold head of iceberg lettuce.  Take out the core from the bottom by lightly smashing it on the counter, core side down.  The core will pop right out!  Cut the lettuce in quarters for a classic Steakhouse Wedge Salad.  I love using heirloom or roma tomatoes for the salad, removing the seeds and just cutting up the flesh.  I bake my bacon crispy on a cookie sheet then crumble it for an easy way to get perfect bacon.  Pepper coated bacon works fantastically in Steakhouse Wedge Salad.  Lastly, I use a quality chunky blue cheese dressing, usually one that I find in a jar in the produce section.  The flavor is completely different than the bottles in the dressing aisle, and well worth the extra dollar or so, especially since you can make 4 salads for less than the cost of 1 at the restaurant!

Taking Steakhouse Wedge Salad to Work

Steakhouse Wedge Salad does not keep once it’s made up.  But it still makes a great lunch at work.  Simply take all the ingredients in separate containers and assemble once it’s time for lunch.  You’ll have a beautiful lunch that is fresh and delicious, and beats a peanut butter and jelly sandwich.  Grab the ingredients and make a delicious Steakhouse Wedge Salad!