Chili Pepper (Nutmeg’s Dad) loves the “wedge” salad. Essentially, a large wedge of iceberg lettuce with blue cheese dressing. This salad can be found in every steak restaurant in North America, if they do not have it on the menu you may want to check their credentials. There are of course variations on the classic theme; add bacon bits (real or not so real) or add tomato pieces (mostly for color) or nuts (way too healthy). In the end there is very little nutritional value, although who really cares as it will most likely be followed by a rare steak and fully garnished baked potato. The wedge salad is truly a classic, there are historical references to the lettuce from the 1920s and to the salad mixture from the 1950’s and 1960’s.
- 1 Full Head Iceberg Lettuce
- ¼ Cup Blue Cheese Dressing
- ¼ Cup Tomato, chopped
- ¼ Cup Bacon Bits, crumbled
- ¼ Cup Green Onions, chopped
- Remove the outer leaves off of an Iceberg head of lettuce, do not core
- Cut in half and then in half again or as small a wedge as you like
- Dress with blue cheese dressing and garnish with toppings to your taste
The hard thing today is actually finding a head of iceberg lettuce at the grocery store, as the modern shelf space has been replaced with Arugula, Spinach, Mache and other mixed greens. So Chili Pepper would like to recommend you toast the start of Spring and Summer by lighting the briquettes on your barbeque, cook your steak medium rare and serve with a classic iceberg wedge salad.
Enjoy (on behalf of Nutmeg…she is eating Mache)