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Keto Wedge Salad

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Who can resist crispy iceberg lettuce topped with smoky bacon, tomatoes, zippy onions, and a dressing so good, you’ll be licking your plate? This keto Wedge Salad is easy, tasty, and impressive! Hungry? Read on and I, Chef Jenn, will show you all my tips to make this amazing Wedge Salad perfectly every time!

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Wedge salads are a restaurant classic, but this is a dish you can make easily at home. It just takes a handful of ingredients, your favorite keto Ranch Dressing or keto Blue Cheese Dressing, and a few toppings. Hearty enough to be a meal on its own, you can dress this salad up however you like!

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What You Need To Make This Deeeelish Salad

ingredients to make a keto wedge salad
Ingredients to make a keto wedge salad

How To Make A Wedge Salad

Similar to The Outback wedge salad minus the syrupy balsamic dressing, this classic wedge salad recipe is easy to pull together, especially if you get all the bits ready ahead of time. Keto diet salads don’t have to be boring! Jazz up your salads today!

  1. Cook the bacon in a skillet until crisp. Drain and set aside.
  2. Core the iceberg lettuce and cut it in half from the top to the core. Cut each half into as many wedges as you need. I usually go for 3-4 wedges per half.
  3. Thinly slice the onion, and cut the tomatoes in half.
  4. Place a wedge of iceberg on a pretty plate. Top it with 3-4 tablespoons of dressing, then add the blue cheese crumbles, bacon, tomato, and onion.
  5. Grab a knife and fork and dig in!

Variations

It doesn’t always have to be a blue cheese wedge salad. Variations on this lettuce wedge salad can include:

  • Add cooked salad shrimp with your favorite wedge salad dressing
  • Top with grilled chicken and this Green Goddess Dressing
  • Get fancy with crab meat and a few caramelized onions
  • Add some crunch with toasted almonds and your favorite salad ingredients

Chef Jenn’s Tips

  • To remove the core from iceberg lettuce, hold it firmly in one hand while you insert the tip of your knife into the lettuce beside the core. Work the knife in a circle around the core, then pop it out with your hand.
  • Cut the bacon before frying so that it stays in nice big pieces on your salad.
  • Don’t skimp on the dressing – you’ll need more than you think you do for this iceberg wedge salad
  • Make smaller wedges as a side salad or appetizer, and make a heartier salad if it’s your main dish.
  • Prep the bacon, onions, and tomatoes ahead of time then the assembly is a snap!

What To Serve With This Keto Salad Recipe

This is the best keto salad and it pairs so nicely with your favorite soup. Or, you can serve it alongside a French Dip or Cubano chaffwich.

I also love a lighter meal with this salad, just like these keto Shrimp in Garlic Butter. Or, jazz up your Italian Ground Beef Skillet with this tasty salad.

Really, it goes with anything, or stands on its own as a keto dinner, so get creative and get busy eating!

How To Store This Keto Wedge Salad

Iceberg lettuce doesn’t like to stick around long after it’s been cut. What I do is:

  • Only cut as many wedges as you need
  • Wrap up the remainder of the lettuce tightly in plastic wrap. Moisture is the enemy! Keep the remainder of the lettuce in your crisper.
  • Once the dressing is on, you have to eat it right away. It won’t keep.
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A hearty blue cheese wedge salad.

Frequently Asked Questions

How do you clean lettuce for a wedge salad?

Remove the outer few leaves from the head of lettuce and then remove the core. Once the lettuce has been cut into wedges, you can hold the wedges under running water. Shake them dry and let them drip dry before using.

Is a wedge salad keto?

Heck yes! There are just 3 net carbs in this delish keto wedge salad. Be careful, because some commercial dressings have hidden carbs and starches in them. Always make your own dressing from scratch to be sure it’s keto.

How many servings of wedge salad are in a head of lettuce?

You can easily get 6-8 servings depending on the size of the iceberg lettuce and how big you cut the wedges.

How to make a dairy free wedge salad.

You’d have to make sure you’re using a non-dairy dressing and your favorite non-dairy cheese.

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Keto Wedge Salad

Loaded with blue cheese crumbles, bacon, tomato, and your favorite dressing, this is a ketoized version of a classic wedge salad.
Course Salad
Cuisine American
Keyword keto salad, salad, wedge salad
Prep Time 15 minutes
Total Time 15 minutes
Servings 4 servings
Calories 83kcal

Ingredients

  • 1/2 head iceberg lettuce cut into wedges
  • 4 strips bacon chopped and cooked until crisp
  • 2 tbsp red onion thinly sliced
  • 1/2 cup grape tomatoes halved
  • 1/2 cup blue cheese crumbles
  • 1 cup keto salad dressing

Instructions

  • Cut the iceberg salad into four wedges and arrange each wedge on a plate.
  • Top each wedge with 3-4 tbsp of your favorite dressing, plus 1/4 of the bacon, 1/4 of hte blue cheese crumbles, and 1/4 of the tomatoes and onion.
  • Repeat with the remaining wedges and serve!

Nutrition

Serving: 1wedge | Calories: 83kcal | Carbohydrates: 4g | Protein: 4g | Fat: 6g | Saturated Fat: 4g | Cholesterol: 14mg | Sodium: 245mg | Potassium: 190mg | Fiber: 1g | Sugar: 2g | Vitamin A: 622IU | Vitamin C: 5mg | Calcium: 104mg | Iron: 1mg | Net Carbohydrates: 3g

A Note on Nutritional Information

Nutritional information for this recipe is provided as a courtesy and is calculated based on available online ingredient information. It is only an approximate value. The accuracy of the nutritional information for any recipe on this site cannot be guaranteed. Erythritol carbs (sugar substitutes) are not included in the carbohydrate counts as they have been shown not to impact blood sugar, and they have zero calories and zero carbs. Net carbs are the total carbs minus fiber.

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