There is a restaurant in Erie, PA that serves the most amazing wedge salads – the perfect balance of flavors. First is the crisp iceberg lettuce, then comes the creamy blue cheese dressing (see recipe here). It’s topped with crispy bits of pancetta, juicy ripe tomatoes and the best part….finished with a drizzle of balsamic glaze. It really is incredible. I usually make these once a week – they are that good. Perfect for entertaining, this salad is elegant and delicious. Here is my version…
Classic Wedge Salad
1 head of iceberg lettuce, cored and cut into six wedges
12 ounces bacon, cooked crisp and crumbled
2 – 3 tomatoes, chopped
creamy blue cheese dressing (recipe here)
balsamic glaze (I buy mine, but if you have a recipe, I would love for you to share – it’s something I really want to try making at home)
Place wedge of lettuce on a chilled salad plate. Top with bacon, tomatoes and dressing – finish with a drizzle of balsamic glaze. Enjoy!
I really enjoy re-creating restaurant dishes at home. This one was a complete success – second only to my Baked Ravioli Al Forno (another re-created restaurant dish). Definitely give it a try – you will not regret it!
Do you re-create restaurant dishes at home? What are your favorites? Do you find they are better than the original version? I’d love to hear from you!