Strawberry Wedge Salad

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Add a burst of summer flavor to your plate with this Strawberry Wedge Salad. Just like the classic iceberg wedge, it’s crisp, fresh, and loaded with bacon and blue cheese dressing. But this one adds sweet, juicy strawberries for a delicious twist. It’s a lovely light lunch or to pair with your favorite grilled meals.

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Why You’ll Love This Strawberry Wedge Salad

  • Cuisine Inspiration: American
  • Primary Cooking Method: No-cook
  • Dietary Info: Gluten-free, Dairy-free option
  • Skill Level: Easy

I have a special place in my heart (and stomach) for wedge salads with all of that delicious bacon and blue cheese paired with the fresh, crisp iceberg. But I am also a huge fan of salads that add fruit because I can never get enough sweet and savory. So I thought, why not combine the two? That’s how this Strawberry Wedge Salad was born.

I keep it very simple so that I can throw it together while I have a steak on the grill, because we all know there isn’t much better than the steakhouse pairing of juicy beef and a hearty wedge. But it still totally delivers on flavor and texture. Here’s why you’ll love it…

  • Classic flavor with a twist. The crunch factor of iceberg lettuce is really just the vehicle for all of the other amazing flavors. You’ve got the classic salty smoky bacon and fresh cucumbers along with creamy and tangy blue cheese. Then, to change things up and add a sweet element that perfectly complements all of the other flavors – strawberries!
  • Quick to assemble. I love an interesting salad, but I don’t want to take forever preparing all of the different components. All I had to do here was toss some bacon in the oven, and while it crisped up, I quickly stirred together the dressing and sliced the berries and cukes. A few quick slices through a head of iceberg lettuce and then all you have to do is pile it all on a plate.
  • Adaptable for everyone. It’s naturally gluten free, you can swap the dressing for a dairy-free option, and even leave off the bacon to make it vegetarian. Choose a keto-friendly dressing if you need to make it low carb. As far as flavors and ingredients, you can easily change things up and add more or less, depending on how you like it. I share some ideas below!

This is a salad you will enjoy all summer long!

Two plates of an iceberg lettuce wedge topped with bacon, sliced strawberries and cucumbers, and blue cheese dressing.

Recipe Ingredients

This strawberry wedge salad is so simple with a short list of ingredients that pack a big flavor punch. But the best part is that it really is just a starting point that you can customize any way you like. I’ll give you a brief overview of what you’ll need and some variation ideas. You can find the full amounts and detailed instructions in the recipe card at the bottom of the post.

  • Iceberg lettuce. Remove outer leaves, cut into quarters or eighths to form wedges, and cut off the hard core.
  • Bacon. Cooked and crumbled. You can use pork or turkey bacon.
  • Cucumber. Peeling is optional. Then cut lengthwise into quarters and slice.
  • Strawberries. Wash, dry, and core the strawberries, then cut into slices.
  • Blue cheese dressing. I like to make my Greek Yogurt Blue Cheese Dressing, but you can use your favorite store-bought or homemade version. Use a dairy-free dressing, if needed.

Wedge Salad Variations

Make this recipe your own with these ideas:

Use another type of lettuce. You can cut Romaine hearts into “wedges” or just use the same toppings on some spring greens.

Try other fruit. Blueberries, blackberries, and raspberries are all great, or use a combination of berries. You can even bring this salad into fall by using chopped apples or pears.

Add more veggies. Tomatoes, thinly sliced red onion, bell peppers, or even some roasted asparagus will add another level of flavor to the salad.

Up the protein. Add some grilled chicken, steak, or shrimp to the salad. You can also go with a hard boiled egg or some chickpeas in addition to or instead of the bacon if you want a vegetarian option.

Swap the dressing. Blue cheese dressing may be classic on a wedge salad, but you can also use Hot Bacon Dressing, a simple honey mustard. Strawberry Poppyseed Dressing, or anything you love.

Top it off. You can also add some chopped pistachios, toasted pine nuts, or honey glazed walnuts. Give it a drizzle of balsamic reduction. Or scatter croutons, even polenta croutons for a gluten free option.

A wedge salad with strawberries on a pink plate with another on a blue plate in the background.

Serving Suggestions

You can enjoy this strawberry wedge salad as a light lunch, maybe with a buttered slice of Gluten Free Brioche. But it’s also a great side for seasonal meals. Here are some ideas to make it a meal.

An iceberg wedge on a plate topped with strawberries, cucumbers, bacon, and blue cheese dressing.
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Strawberry Wedge Salad

Add a burst of summer flavor to your plate with this Strawberry Wedge Salad. Just like the classic iceberg wedge, it's crisp, fresh, and loaded with bacon and blue cheese dressing. But this one adds sweet, juicy strawberries for a delicious twist. It's a lovely light lunch or to pair with your favorite grilled meals.
Prep: 15 minutes
Total: 15 minutes

Ingredients

  • 1 head iceberg lettuce
  • 4 slices bacon, cooked and crumbled (pork or turkey bacon)
  • 1 cup sliced cucumbers
  • 1 cup sliced strawberries
  • Greek Yogurt Blue Cheese Dressing or your favorite bleu cheese dressing

Instructions

  • Remove any wilted outer leaves of the lettuce and cut the head into quarters. Slice off the hard core and, if desired, cut each wedge in half to form eighths. Place one quarter or two eighths on each plate.
  • Top each with about one slice of the crumbled bacon, 1/4 cup of the cucumbers, and 1/4 cup of the strawberries.
  • Drizzle each wedge with about two tablespoons of the dressing, or as much as you like.
Nutrition Facts
Strawberry Wedge Salad
Amount Per Serving (1 g)
Calories 126 Calories from Fat 81
% Daily Value*
Fat 9g14%
Saturated Fat 2g10%
Cholesterol 14mg5%
Sodium 160mg7%
Potassium 333mg10%
Carbohydrates 7g2%
Fiber 2g8%
Sugar 4g4%
Protein 4g8%
Vitamin A 700IU14%
Vitamin C 26mg32%
Calcium 35mg4%
Iron 0.9mg5%
* Percent Daily Values are based on a 2000 calorie diet.
Disclaimers: Please discuss your individual dietary needs (i.e. gluten free) with a physician. Even when not specified, be sure to verify all ingredients are gluten free, if needed, by reading labels on all packaging and/or confirming with the manufacturer this varies by brand and can change at any time. Nutrition information shown is an estimate and not guaranteed to be accurate.

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  1. This salad looks incredible and is definitely right up my alley! I would love this for my summer lunches or a light dinner. Thanks for the idea! I’m pinning, stumbling and yumming! 🙂 It was so nice meeting you in person finally! I hope you had safe travels home.

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