Total Time
Prep 30 mins
Cook 15 mins

Another favorite from Southern Living Magazine (April 2002). The ultimate salad for freshness and taste!

Ingredients Nutrition


  1. Cook bacon in a large skillet until crisp; remove bacon, drain on paper towels, reserving 1 teaspoon drippings in the skillet.
  2. Crumble bacon and set aside.
  3. Saute onion in hot drippings in skillet over medium heat for 10 minutes or until tender and lightly browned.
  4. Remove onions from heat; cool.
  5. Process buttermilk and the next 4 ingredients in a blender or food processor until smooth, stopping a few times to scrape down sides.
  6. Stir in onion.
  7. Top each lettuce wedge with dressing; sprinkle with bacon.
  8. Garnish, if desired with a bit of shredded basil.
Most Helpful

Very nice salad. Simple but tasty. Thanks for posting this recipe.

gwynn July 29, 2010

I too added some blue cheese and also finely diced tomatoes around the edge. I also added 1 tsp. sugar to the dressing and cut the garlic down to 1 clove. Superb salad!

Let's Cook Lisa! May 30, 2008

I am a HUGE fan of salad wedges and am always searching for variations. This dressing has a nice refreshing flavor, that my DH and I really enjoyed. After trying it I decided that I just could not live without some crumbled gorgonzola, so I added some on my wedge (my husband does not do moldy cheese). Very good!

Cook4_6 April 22, 2008