Iceberg Wedge with Crumbled Bacon and Gorgonzola

Poor little iceberg lettuce doesn’t have a very good reputation.  I’ve read time and time again about how it has the least amount of vitamins and the highest water content out of any lettuce.  But honestly, I’m in love with iceberg wedges mainly for how refreshing they are to eat.  If you’ve only ever had a torn iceberg salad, you must try this, because the two are not the same at all.  There’s something so satisfying about cutting off a big stack of layered iceberg leaves off a big wedge with a fork and knife, and eating it.  Now, crumbled bacon and gorgonzola are classic flavors for an iceberg wedge, but you could do some variation by doing a blue cheese instead.  Play with it however you like!  Here’s the recipe:

3 tbsp mayonnaise
3 tbsp plain yogurt (or whole buttermilk)
salt and pepper
2 oz crumbled gorgonzola, divided
8 slices of bacon, cooked until crisp
1 head of iceberg lettuce
1/2 cup chopped red or green onion

To make the dressing, whisk together the mayo and the yogurt, and season generously with salt and pepper.  Add half of the crumbled gorgonzola to it.

Cut the iceberg wedge into quarters, then drizzle the dressing over each wedge.  Chop up the bacon with a sharp knife.  Sprinkle on the chopped bacon, the remaining crumbled gorgonzola, and red onion.  That’s it!  Serve and enjoy.

Serves 4.

Click here for the printable recipe.

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12 Responses to Iceberg Wedge with Crumbled Bacon and Gorgonzola

  1. daisy says:

    Beautifully presented!

  2. That dressing sounds great! You make iceberg look awesome. (No, I don’t have anything against it. But this is really taking it to another level.)

  3. You are right! Iceburg does get a bad rap, but I LOVE this salad! Beautiful!

  4. that salad could not be more gorgeous! Love a good, cold crisp iceberg salad!

  5. Ann says:

    Yum! I like iceburg…there are times no other lettuce will do. However, for most salads, I go with romaine or artisanal lettuces.

  6. Seedotkay says:

    oh wow! this is a nice twist!

  7. Juanita says:

    I love using iceberg lettuce leaves as wraps…especially the larger outer leaves! And when it’s that time of the season when iceberg lettuce is sweet instead of slightly bitter, there’s no greenery to beat this underrated gem.

  8. Carlette says:

    Problem is that it’s not as tasty as other lettuce however in South Africa it is the cheapest version to buy, So I have bought quite a few recently as we are going into summer so I’ve increased my fruit and veg intake 🙂

    I will give this a try 🙂

  9. Andrea says:

    This is one of my fav salads though I never make it at home. Looks absolutely beautiful!

  10. Meg says:

    That looks unbelievably appetizing! Yum.

  11. You’re right- iceberg has no nutritional value but sometimes it’s so refreshing! Especially on a hot summer day. Love it with gorgonzola instead of “moldy cheese” I call it. 🙂 Hehe.

  12. I don’t know why. I like an iceberg salad and I usually prepare mine like you just did. Great mings think alike.

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