Grilled BLT Wedge Salad Recipe with Blue Cheese Dressing

This Grilled BLT Wedge Salad recipe is everything you love about a BLT sandwich in salad form! Takes less than 20 minutes to throw together, and is perfect as an appetizer or as a side to grilled chicken or fish! The homemade creamy Blue Cheese Dressing is addictive and will become a staple condiment in your fridge!

Firing up the grill this weekend? Try my favorite Grilled Chicken Caprese, and throw on my Grilled Sweet Potato Wedges for a side dish everybody loves!

Wedge Salad recipe with Blue Cheese Dressing, bacon and chives on white plate with fork, with another in background

The best Wedge Salad Recipe

BLT’s are one of my favorite sandwiches. They are so simple and classic but always taste amazing. The crisp lettuce, the crunchy bacon, and the fresh tomatoes always make the perfect combination.

I took it a step further and grilled the lettuce wedges to add a nice smokiness to this wedge salad recipe. I topped the wedges with a homemade creamy blue cheese dressing. So simple yet so amazing.

This grilled wedge salad recipe is so easy to whip up and make a wonderful appetizer or light dinner. You can even add some grilled chicken or steak to serve alongside.

I added sour cream to the Blue Cheese Dressing for some tang and mayonnaise to thicken it up. A squeeze of lemon juice adds a bit of tartness and acidity.

Store any leftover blue cheese dressing in the fridge for up to a week and use it on salads, veggies, or as a dipping sauce for chicken nuggets. This dressing is addictive and so much better than store-bought!

Key Ingredients for BLT Wedge Salad

  • Iceberg Lettuce: I used one whole iceberg lettuce cut into quarters. The crunch is absolutely perfect, and it holds up really well on the grill.
  • Tomatoes: I added bright cherry tomatoes for a punch of sweet and tangy flavor. If you have other tomatoes like Roma on hand, they will work well too!
  • Bacon: I cooked 4 slices of bacon until they were perfectly crispy and crumbled them on top. You can also use turkey bacon or vegetarian bacon as a meat-free option.
  • Chives: Chives add freshness and a slight taste of onion to this wedge salad recipe.

Blue Cheese Dressing

  • Mayonnaise: I like to use full-fat regular mayonnaise, but feel free to use light mayo as well. Mayonnaise thickens up the salad dressing.
  • Sour cream and milk: Sour cream makes this blue cheese dressing rich and tangy. Milk helps to thin it down a little without compromising the flavor. You can easily lighten up the Blue Cheese Dressing by using Greek yogurt instead of mayonnaise or sour cream, and you can also use skim milk instead of 1%.
  • Lemon juice: Adds a fresh brightness and acidity to the dressing.
  • Garlic powder: I don’t know what it is about garlic in creamy dips, but it just tastes amazing! You could also use garlic mayo and skip the powder.
  • Worcestershire sauce: Worcestershire sauce is sweet, tangy, and salty. It adds a few extra layers to this dip and is so delicious!
  • Blue cheese: Crumbly blue cheese is the star of this dip! It’s sharp with that notable blue cheese aroma. If you want a lighter dip, use less of the blue cheese crumbles.
  • Chives: Chives add freshness and a slight hint of onion flavor.

Wedge Salad recipe with Blue Cheese Dressing, bacon and chives on white plate with another in background

How to make BLT Wedge Salad on the Grill

  • Preheat the grill and then slice the wedges. To make the wedges simply cut the head of the iceberg in half and cut both halves in half again. You should end up with four large wedges. You could also make appetizer-size portions and make 8 wedges instead of 4.
  • Season the wedges: Drizzle with olive oil and sprinkle with salt and pepper.
  • Grill:  Place on the grill and cook for 1-2 minutes on each side. When the wedges are charred slightly remove them from the grill.
  • Add toppings and serve: Top the wedge salad recipe with tomatoes, bacon, and chives, and then add a drizzle of blue cheese dressing and extra blue cheese crumbles for garnish, if desired.

How to make Blue Cheese Dressing

In a medium bowl whisk together mayonnaise, sour cream, lemon juice, milk, garlic powder, and Worcestershire sauce until combined. Stir in blue cheese and chives. Season with salt and pepper to taste. This Blue Cheese Dressing can be kept in the fridge for up to a week and is amazing on salads like this wedge salad recipe or as a dip!

Tips for Success

  • Make the Blue Cheese Dressing ahead of time and set it in the fridge to chill before serving.
  • Make a double batch of the blue cheese dressing and use it as a dip or on other salads throughout the week.
  • Watch the lettuce. It only needs about a minute per side on the grill. This is a quick recipe!
  • Save leftovers for lunch. This grilled wedge salad recipe holds up well in the fridge and is great with grilled chicken or fish on the side.

Wedge Salad recipe with Blue Cheese Dressing, bacon and chives on white plate with fork, with another wedge in background

Storage Instructions

  • Grilled Wedges & toppings: Store the grilled iceberg wedges in an airtight container in the fridge for up to 4 days. Store the toppings separately.
  • Blue Cheese Dressing: Store in a container in the refrigerator for up to a week.

Frequently Asked Questions

  • Can you grill lettuce? Yes! You only grill it for a minute or two to add a slight char and smokiness. Most of the lettuce in this wedge salad recipe is still raw and crunchy.
  • How do you cut lettuce for a wedge salad? I like to cut my head of lettuce straight down the middle, and then in half again so you’re left with 4 quarters.

What can I serve this BLT Wedge Salad recipe with?

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Grilled BLT Wedge Salad with Blue cheese Dressing

Prep Time: 15 minutes
Cook Time: 5 minutes
Total Time: 20 minutes
Servings: 4
Grilled BLT Wedge Salad with Creamy Blue cheese Dressing. Everything you love about a BLT sandwich in salad form! Takes less than 20 minutes to throw together!

Ingredients

Grilled BLT Wedge Salad

  • 1 head of iceberg lettuce cut into 4 wedges
  • 1/2 cup cherry tomatoes halved
  • 4 slices of cooked bacon crumbled
  • 2 tablespoons chives chopped
  • extra blue cheese crumbles for garnish if desired

Blue Cheese Dressing

  • ¾ cup mayonnaise
  • ¾ cup sour cream
  • 1 tablespoon lemon juice
  • ½ cup 1% milk
  • ½ teaspoon garlic powder
  • 2 teaspoons Worcestershire sauce
  • 3/4 cup blue cheese crumbles
  • 1 ½ tablespoon chives chopped

Instructions

Grilled BLT Wedge Salad

  • Preheat grill.
  • Drizzle wedges with olive oil and sprinkle with salt and pepper.
  • Place on the grill and cook for 1-2 minutes on each side.
  • Take off of the grill and top with tomatoes, bacon and chives.
  • Serve immediately with a drizzle of blue cheese dressing and extra blue cheese crumbles for garnish, if desired.

Blue Cheese Dressing

  • In a medium bowl whisk together mayonnaise, sour cream, lemon juice, milk, garlic powder and Worcestershire sauce until combined.
  • Stir in blue cheese and chives.
  • Season with salt and pepper to taste.
  • Store leftovers in the fridge for up to a week.
Nutrition Facts
Grilled BLT Wedge Salad with Blue cheese Dressing
Amount Per Serving
Calories 590 Calories from Fat 504
% Daily Value*
Fat 56g86%
Saturated Fat 18g113%
Cholesterol 75mg25%
Sodium 858mg37%
Potassium 468mg13%
Carbohydrates 10g3%
Fiber 2g8%
Sugar 7g8%
Protein 12g24%
Vitamin A 1429IU29%
Vitamin C 12mg15%
Calcium 249mg25%
Iron 1mg6%
* Percent Daily Values are based on a 2000 calorie diet.
Course: Salad
Cuisine: American
Keyword: BLT Wedge Salad, Grilling, Salad, Salad Dressing