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Wedge Salad with Buttermilk Ranch Dressing (Homemade)

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One taste of this easy homemade buttermilk ranch dressing and you'll throw your bottles or ranch dressing away! This wedge salad with buttermilk ranch is perfectly crisp with iceberg lettuce, bacon, chives and homemade buttermilk ranch dressing. My new favorite way to eat a wedge salad! 

Wow, what a week. I realize that not everyone cares about baseball, so I'll quickly fill you in. The Kansas City Royals won the World Series for the first time in 30 years!

The last time they won, I was a newborn. This team is exciting, young, and emotional and has seriously captured the heart of this jaded baseball town that has seen one too many losses.

I am not lying to you that I have tears in my eyes right now. The pure joy that this win has brought Kansas City is not something I could have ever imagined. What does this have to do with this wedge salad recipe? Read on, my friends. 

Wedge Salad with Ranch

Monday night was our first night without baseball in quite a while, so I made a super elaborate dinner. I roasted a chicken and experimented with homemade potato chips. I'll share those recipes soon, but this recipe was the star, so I wanted to share it as soon as possible! My husband requested a wedge salad.

I absolutely LOVE wedge salads, but blue cheese dressing (and cheese crumbles) kind of bum me out. I'll eat it, but it's just on the bottom of the dressing pile, if you know what I mean. Down there next to french dressing and thousand island. Not my fav.

Wedge Salad with Ranch Dressing and BaconI had some leftover buttermilk in the fridge from this Cranberry Buttermilk Pie, and decided to try my hand at homemade buttermilk ranch dressing. And holy buckets, it was DELICIOUS. My husband certainly wasn't missing the blue cheese. 

There's something so satisfying about cutting into a wedge salad of iceberg doused with homemade buttermilk ranch dressing, and covered in bacon crumbles! I hope that you all are having a great week. I'm relieved we're getting back to normal here in Kansas City, but it was so worth the late nights and stressful games! Until next year, my beloved Royals! 

Wedge Salad with Buttermilk Ranch Dressing (Homemade)

Wedge Salad with Buttermilk Ranch Dressing (Homemade)

Yield: 4
Prep Time: 10 minutes
Cook Time: 1 minute
Total Time: 11 minutes

One taste of this easy homemade buttermilk ranch dressing and you'll throw your bottles away! This salad is perfectly crisp with iceberg lettuce, bacon, chives and homemade buttermilk ranch dressing.

Ingredients

For the dressing

  • ½ cup sour cream
  • ½ cup buttermilk
  • ¼ cup mayo
  • 1 teaspoon garlic salt
  • ¼ teaspoon pepper
  • 1-½ teaspoons dried dill
  • ¼ cup finely diced chives, fresh
  • 2 teaspoons lemon juice
  • 2 dashes hot sauce

For the salad

  • One head of iceberg lettuce, outer leaves removed, cut into quarters
  • 4 slices bacon, cooked and crumbled
  • ½ cup cheddar cheese, shredded
  • 1 tablespoon chives, finely diced

Instructions

  1. In a small bowl, combine dressing ingredients. Stir well with a whisk.
  2. Plate each salad separately, placing iceberg lettuce quarter on plate, then topping with bacon, cheese, chives and dressing. Serve cold.

Love this wedge salad  with buttermilk ranch recipe? You might also like my absolute favorite side salad, Cauliflower Broccoli Picnic Salad, or these Mashed Potatoes with Bacon and Caramelized Onions. You could also try this Corn Casserole with Cream Cheese, it's always a hit!

One taste of this easy homemade buttermilk ranch dressing and you'll throw your bottles away! This salad is perfectly crisp with iceberg lettuce, bacon, chives and homemade buttermilk ranch dressing.

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Karly

Monday 9th of November 2015

Homemade ranch is my favorite thing in the world.

eat good 4 life

Sunday 8th of November 2015

Love nothing more than homemade salad dressings. They literally take no time. Great looking wedge salad!

Erin @ Texanerin Baking

Friday 6th of November 2015

I didn't even know that the World Series took place. Yikes. I'm so out of it these days. This salad looks fantastic! I'm not a salad eater but my husband is and I'd love to make this for him. :)

Andi @ The Weary Chef

Friday 6th of November 2015

Oh, I love that buttermilk ranch dressing! This wedge salad looks totally awesome!

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