Lettuce Wedge Salad

"Another favorite from Southern Living Magazine (April 2002). The ultimate salad for freshness and taste!"
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  • Cook bacon in a large skillet until crisp; remove bacon, drain on paper towels, reserving 1 teaspoon drippings in the skillet.
  • Crumble bacon and set aside.
  • Saute onion in hot drippings in skillet over medium heat for 10 minutes or until tender and lightly browned.
  • Remove onions from heat; cool.
  • Process buttermilk and the next 4 ingredients in a blender or food processor until smooth, stopping a few times to scrape down sides.
  • Stir in onion.
  • Top each lettuce wedge with dressing; sprinkle with bacon.
  • Garnish, if desired with a bit of shredded basil.

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  1. gwynn
    Very nice salad. Simple but tasty. Thanks for posting this recipe.
  2. Lets Cook Lisa
    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!
  3. Cook4_6
    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!
  4. Andi Longmeadow Farm
    This happens to be my most favorite salad in all the world. And this brought it all back home, when I prepared this for lunch. I made this for one serving and this was perfect that way. I just used 1 slice of uncured bacon, and some thinly sliced red onion. The dressing went together in a snap, and all was well with the world! This certainly is a time tested recipe that has stood the test of time. Thank you for posting this, Fauve! It was perfect...:D
  5. puppitypup
    Fauve, we loved this! I made the buttermilk dressing the night before, then added the sauteed onion and bacon right before serving. Really delicious and lovely presentation too. Thanks!



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