The Wedge

February/March 2006, EatingWell Serves Two

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Forget iceberg; the traditional Wedge salad is better with Romaine lettuce and a healthier ranch-style dressing.

"This is a wonderful salad! So easy to put together and quite delicious. It's very beautiful on the plate too. Great for weekday dinner or Saturday night entertaining. I don't eat bacon, so I chopped up a handful of tamari almonds. "
The Wedge

Makes: 4 servings

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  • 2 heart of romaine, quartered lengthwise and cores removed
  • 1/4 cup chopped fresh chives
  • 2 slices cooked bacon, crumbled
  • 2 ounces crumbled blue cheese
  • 1/2 cup Buttermilk Ranch Dressing, (recipe follows)

This recipe calls for:


  1. Place 2 romaine quarters on each of 4 salad plates. Sprinkle with chives, bacon and blue cheese. Drizzle with Buttermilk Ranch Dressing.


Per serving: 111 calories; 8 g fat (3 g sat, 2 g mono); 17 mg cholesterol; 5 g carbohydrates; 6 g protein; 1 g fiber; 481 mg sodium; 97 mg potassium.

Nutrition Bonus: Folate, calcium, potassium.

Exchanges: 1 vegetable, 1/2 high-fat meat

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