Monday, February 22, 2010

Iceberg Wedges with Gorgonzola Dressing

My how time flies.  It's been over a week since I last posted a recipe.  This is a busy time.  Between my part-time job, my daughters band and school activities in addition to running them back and forth to their sport practices/meets (they participate in springboard diving), there is little time for anything else.  And I've been watching the Olympics every night which has been keeping me up late. 

But, I'm back today with a really quick but great way to eat a salad.  Take a head of lettuce, cut in quarters and then cut those quarters in wedges.  You'll have 8 wedges.  Make a simple dressing, drizzle over the wedge and then grind some cracked black pepper over the dressing.  This dressing is light with a great lemon flavor.  It's a fun way to eat your salad and inexpensive as well.

Recipe by Everyday Food
Serves 4


3/4 cup low-fat buttermilk
1 small garlic clove, minced
1 teaspoon grated lemon zest
1 teaspoon fresh lemon juice
1/4 cup crumbled Gorgonzola cheese
1/4 teaspoon coarse salt
1 head iceberg lettuce
Ground pepper


In a small bowl, combine all ingredients except lettuce and pepper.  Mash some of the cheese to thicken the dressing.

Core the iceberg lettuce. Cut into 8 wedges.  Place 1-2 wedges on a plate and drizzle with dressing.  Season with pepper.


Mom's Cooking Club Lesson:  Take a simple head of lettuce and turn it into something you would see at a fancy restaurant.  The best part is that iceberg lettuce is extremely low in calories and when you pair it with a light dressing you have a healthy side dish to serve your family.   


Aggie said...

I love this! I always like those wedge salads. I am a big fan of iceberg, love the crunch. That dressing sounds awesome and so easy to make. mmmm....gorgonzola!!

Bellini Valli said...

Sometimes simplicity is the best cure for a busy life. The crunchy iceburg lettuce would be a favourite with the blue cheese dressing:D

Ed Schenk said...

I know it's not the most nutritious
lettuce but there is something very appealing about a crsp wedge and blue cheese!

Bridgett said...

My husband loves when I do these as he is such a fan of gorgonzola. Looks wonderful!

Pam said...

I never make this salad at home because my husband can't stand blue cheese or gorgonzola (UGH), but I order in in restaurants whenever I can. Yours looks wonderful.

Laura in Paris said...

Love the picture!

Barbara Bakes said...

This really is a beautiful way to serve a salad!

Karen Harris said...

I love wedge salads and this one looks fab. I really enjoyed reading your blog.

pegasuslegend said...

wow what a great salad looks fantastic`

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