Back of Summer of Salads: Wedge Salad In an age of arugula and frisée, the 1960s Americana icon known as iceberg lettuce might seem behind the times. It's true that iceberg is virtually devoid of nutrients, and lacks the flavor and roughage of contemporary chicories. But coming to terms with the fact that iceberg isn't exactly an antioxidant is what's helped me to embrace it. I now love the leaves for their sheer juiciness and ice-cold crunch. My favorite way to enjoy the 'berg? As a huge wedge, pulled straight from the crisper and topped with salty bacon bits, soft, powdery egg, and a generous drizzle of creamy, slightly tangy blue cheese dressing. Sure, it's a throwback to yesteryear, but the flavors still feel entirely new. Get the recipe after the break. Wedge Salad Adapted from Food Network Magazine Ingredients1 head iceberg lettuce 1 cup mayonnaise 1 cup crumbly blue cheese, like gorgonzola 1/2 cup buttermilk 1 small shallot, minced 1-1/2 teaspoons lemon zest 1 teaspoon Worcestershire sauce 1 Tablespoon fresh Italian parsley 4 slices applewood-smoked bacon, cooked until crisp and crumbled 2 hard-boiled eggs Freshly-ground black pepper Sea salt Directions Puree mayonnaise and blue cheese with buttermilk, shallot, lemon zest, Worcestershire sauce, parsley, salt, and pepper. Cut iceberg head into 4 wedges. Drizzle over each wedge. Press a peeled hard-boiled egg through a fine strainer; spoon over the salad. Top with crumbled bacon. Serve immediately. Serves 4. Information Category Meats, Salads View 12 Photos › Photo 1 Photo 2 Photo 3 Photo 4 Photo 5 Photo 6 Photo 7 Photo 8 Photo 9 Photo 10 Photo 11 Photo 12 What’s Your Reaction? Share this reaction with your friends! 0Reactions Comments wunami 8 years Interesting concept. I'm sure you could use other toppings and dressings. It's probably a bit weird to have to also use a knife, but it's probably kind of fun to do every once in a while. bonniebonnie 8 years ps - I like to add some minced bell pepper to my bleu cheese dressing recipe. It gives it a nice heat and texture. bonniebonnie 8 years Classic! I didn't eat any other type of lettuce until I was 20. I'll still visit my old friend iceberg every once in a while. Yummy recipe! MissSophia 8 years How would you eat that? Knife and fork? Pick it up and take a chunk out? Anyhoo, no sorry not a blue cheese fan at all. mwmsjuly19 8 years I'd have to run 3 miles after eating that. Yikes to creamy dressing. akay 8 years I actually don't think it's true that iceberg is "devoid of nutrients." http://www.saveur.com/article/Our-Favorite-Foods/The-Ice-Queen chiefdishwasher 8 years Now you know that is my idea of the only kind of salad!!!!!!!!! Bacon!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!When I grew up in the Dark Ages, there was only one lettuce in the produce section.........iceberg. amybdk 8 years :drool: The bacon! Yum! partysugar 8 years Nice catch! I have edited the recipe. Thanks! kiwitwist 8 years haha yeah definitely 1/2 a cup! :) Looks good... the idea in general. Quick too... no need to shred the lettuce. charles-dennis 8 years Sounds great, but you might want to use 1/2 a cup of buttermilk instead of 12! Atiyah 8 years I will be making this recipe this weekend. mamasitamalita 8 years hello! delicious!!!!!!!!!!