• 1 large head Romaine Lettuce (or any other lettuce works great) cut into bite size pieces
  • 1 apple, cored and coarsely chopped
  • 2 Roma tomatoes coarsely chopped
  • ½ cup real bacon bits
  • ½ cup glazed chopped pecans (find these in the baking or the nut section)
  • Dressing
  • 1 cup mayo
  • 3 tablespoons apple cider vinegar
  • 2/3 cup sugar
  • 1 tablespoon poppy seeds
  • ¼ cup milk
  • ¼ cup blue cheese crumbles

The flavors of a wedge salad but much easier to eat

Tales of the Dinner Belle

By

Brenda Stanley

Wedge salads are in all the restaurants and I love the textures and flavors of these unique looking salads. However, they make you to all the hard work.  That big chunk of iceberg lettuce is really a pain to cut up and eat.  When I make my version, I do the chopping and mixing before I serve it and I think everyone appreciates that. This salad tosses together lettuce, sweet apples, ripe tomatoes, and a savory twist of bacon and blue cheese.  It is lightly coated with a creamy poppy seed dressing, and then topped with the sweet and salty crunch of glazed pecans. My favorite salad is a mainstay at my house and a family secret I should keep… but of course, I won’t.  I’ll divulge the mystery and give you the recipe for a salad your family will love.

Belle’s Favorite Salad

Salad

1 large head Romaine Lettuce (or any other lettuce works great) cut into bite size pieces

1 apple, cored and coarsely chopped

2 Roma tomatoes coarsely chopped

½ cup real bacon bits

½ cup glazed chopped pecans (find these in the baking or the nut section)

Toss all ingredients together and drizzle with the dressing below.

Dressing

1 cup mayo

3 tablespoons apple cider vinegar

2/3 cup sugar

1 tablespoon poppy seeds

¼ cup milk

¼ cup blue cheese crumbles

Whisk together all ingredients and drizzle over salad.