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Steakhouse Style Wedge Salad {Without Blue Cheese}

A steakhouse style wedge salad is a classic side dish, that is incredibly simple to make at home! Fresh, crisp lettuce gets topped with salty, crunchy bacon, and ripe, sweet tomatoes. Dressed with a delicious homemade ranch dressing instead of classic blue cheese, this salad comes together in under 15 minutes!
Prep Time5 minutes
Cook Time10 minutes
Total Time15 minutes
Course: Salad
Cuisine: American
Servings: 4 Servings
Calories: 493kcal
Author: Sunena Anand


  • 1 head Iceberg lettuce
  • 1 Beefsteak tomato finely diced
  • 8 strips Bacon thick cut, cut in lardons

For the Ranch Dressing

  • ½ cup Mayonnaise
  • ½ cup Sour cream
  • ½ cup Whole milk
  • ½ Lemon juiced
  • 2 tablespoon Fresh dill finely chopped
  • 2 tablespoon Chives finely chopped
  • 1 teaspoon Garlic powder
  • 1 teaspoon Onion powder
  • ½ teaspoon Black pepper
  • Salt to taste


  • Crisp the bacon: Crisp the bacon lardons in a cold frying pan. Turn the heat to medium, and allow the bacon fat to render and the bacon to crisp. Once the bacon is crisp, drain on a plate lined with paper towel.
    8 strips Bacon
  • Prepare the lettuce: Remove the core from the head of iceberg lettuce. You can remove the core with a pairing knife, or by banging the head of lettuce, core facing down, on a hard surface.
    1 head Iceberg lettuce
  • Arrange the salad: Cut the head of lettuce into quarter wedges, and arrange on a platter. Top with the diced tomato, and crisped bacon.
    1 head Iceberg lettuce, 1 Beefsteak tomato, 8 strips Bacon
  • Prepare the dressing: In a small mixing bowl or measuring cup, mix together the ingredients for the ranch dressing. Dress the wedge salad with the ranch dressing, and serve.
    ½ cup Mayonnaise, ½ cup Sour cream, ½ cup Whole milk, ½ Lemon, 2 tablespoon Fresh dill, 2 tablespoon Chives, 1 teaspoon Garlic powder, 1 teaspoon Onion powder, ½ teaspoon Black pepper, Salt


  • It is easiest to cut cold bacon! Because of the fat content of bacon, if it is left out for too long, or comes into extended contact with your hands, it will soften. The easiest way to cut bacon into lardons is to cut it straight out of the fridge, or to put it in the freezer for 15-20 minutes prior to cutting it.
  • If your tomatoes are very seedy or watery, remove the seeds with a spoon before dicing the tomatoes.


Calories: 493kcal | Carbohydrates: 13g | Protein: 10g | Fat: 45g | Saturated Fat: 13g | Polyunsaturated Fat: 16g | Monounsaturated Fat: 14g | Trans Fat: 1g | Cholesterol: 61mg | Sodium: 509mg | Potassium: 608mg | Fiber: 3g | Sugar: 8g | Vitamin A: 1733IU | Vitamin C: 24mg | Calcium: 113mg | Iron: 1mg