Wednesday, March 27, 2013

Lighter Wedge Salad

Hello again lovelies! I have another food post for you today (I know I know, but when you are on a diet you do cook a bunch) and it is a recipe I really hope you enjoy. It is a bit of a spin on a classic wedge salad, making it a little healthier but still super tasty. I have saved a few calories by using blue cheese crumbles and a sugar free vinaigrette dressing (South Beach Diet friendly) instead of the regular blue cheese dressing and turkey bacon instead of regular. Also, I added some pickles for crunch and vinegar taste, a trick I learned from a local restaurant that the Hubs and I love. I hope you enjoy this twist on a classic!

Lighter Wedge Salad

   South Beach Diet Phase One


  • 1 head of Iceberg Lettuce
  • 1/4 large red onion
  • 2 small whole Kosher Dill pickles
  • 1/2 English cucumber
  • 1/2 cup blue cheese crumbles
  • 1 cup toasted walnuts
  • 4 slices of turkey bacon


Toast the walnuts in a dry pan over medium heat until they start to brown and remove them to cool. Cook turkey bacon according to directions until crispy. Remove from the pan and let it drain on paper towels and crisp up further. Chop the cucumber, onions, and pickles very tiny almost a dice creating kind of a relish. Wash and cut the lettuce into quarters. Crumble the bacon over the wedges, add the cheese, chopped veggies, and nuts and as much dressing as you desire. Enjoy!

1 comment:

  1. I suck at making Salads, they can take ages to make, even though there's no cooking involved!

    ▲_▲ HYENA