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Ranch BLT Wedge Salad

We are still on a slight health kick around here, eating health-ier during the week and splurging a little more on the weekends. So, I had to come up with some dishes I could have for lunch instead of left overs or just going hungry (not smart…). I have been experimenting with salads and that’s how I this wedge salad was created. I have never seen a wedge salad quite like this but it is one of my new favorites! Using my favorite lettuce, romaine and topping it with crisp bacon, tomatoes, pickled onions, garlicky croutons and the BEST “homemade” ranch dressing… it is sure to be a new hit in your home!

Ranch BLT Wedge Salad

Ranch BLT Wedge Salad, romaine topped it with crisp bacon, tomatoes, pickled onions, garlicky croutons and the BEST "homemade" ranch dressing!

The “homemade” ranch dressing is the same I use on my Double Ranch Stuffed Burgers, I can’t get enough of this stuff! I use store bought ranch dip packets and mix it with mayo and sour cream…. heavenly.

Ranch BLT Wedge Salad, romaine topped it with crisp bacon, tomatoes, pickled onions, garlicky croutons and the BEST "homemade" ranch dressing!

Ranch BLT Wedge Salad
 
 
This recipe is enough for two starter salads or as one entree salad
Ingredients
Ranch dressing:
  • ½ Cup mayo
  • ½ Cup sour cream
  • 1 Tbls dried ranch packet (dip version)
BLT salad:
  • 1 head romaine, cut in half
  • 5 slices of bacon, chopped and cooked crispy
  • 1 medium tomato, diced
  • pickled onions, as desired
  • garlic & butter croutons, as desired
Instructions
Ranch dressing:
  1. A couple hours before assembling the salad, mix the dressing so it has time for the flavors to blend. Do so by placing the mayo, sour cream and dried ranch seasoning in a bowl and mix ot combine. Cover with plastic wrap and set aside in fridge.
Salad assembly:
  1. Cook the bacon on a skillet over medium low heat until crisp, drain off excess fat.
  2. Cut romaine in half and place on plate. Sprinkle tomatoes, bacon and onions over lettuce. Top with ranch dressing as desired and croutons.
  3. Serve and enjoy!

Yummy, yummy! Is this the healthiest salad? No. But it sure is delicious and anything to get me to eat more salad I’m going for it.

Ranch BLT Wedge Salad, romaine topped it with crisp bacon, tomatoes, pickled onions, garlicky croutons and the BEST "homemade" ranch dressing!

What is best about this salad to me is the dressing. A little bit goes a long way since it is on the thicker side. So, you really don’t have to use as much as you think. The addition of bacon makes it a very satisfying salad as well. I absolutely love the traditional wedge salad, don’t get me started on that drippy blue cheese dressing, ooooh yes. I think this is a fantastic twist on a classic!

Ranch BLT Wedge Salad, romaine topped it with crisp bacon, tomatoes, pickled onions, garlicky croutons and the BEST "homemade" ranch dressing!

So, what do you think? Will this salad be on your menu soon??

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6 Wonderful Comments

  1. avatar
    Heather says:
    June 20, 2014

    YUMM-O! That looks delicious!

  2. avatar
    June 20, 2014

    In the summer, I am always craving salads, and you know your Greek Panzanella is one of my favorites! I’m looking forward to trying this one too! If you have a chance I would love for you to stop over and link it up with Foodie Fridays!

  3. avatar
    June 20, 2014

    Dana I love a wedge salad. One of my fav’s this looks terrific. Thank you for sharing your sweet blog at the Thursday Favorite Things Blog Hop. xo

  4. avatar
    June 23, 2014

    Pinned and sharing on FB!!

    Hugs from Freedom Fridays!

    PS One of my very favorite salads!!

  5. avatar
    June 28, 2014

    I am a HUGE salad lover and can’t wait to make and try your ranch dressing! Not to mention all your other ones too! YUM! Thanks for sharing on Sunday FUNday!

  6. avatar
    June 30, 2014

    Yum! Bacon 🙂 Thanks for partying with us this week at Let’s Get Real.

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