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Green Goddess Wedge Salad

A delicious green goddess wedge salad, topped with bacon, blue cheese crumbles and cherry tomatoes and homemade green goddess dressing with Greek yogurt.

Green Goddess Wedge Salad - try this herby dressing the next time you make a wedge salad at home! | www.honeyandbirch.com

The first time I had a wedge salad was a few summers ago on my birthday.  Mr. B. and I made a day of it and went to the Shedd Aquarium and then to the Melting Pot for dinner.

The Melting Pot used to have a themed dinner that had a specially selected cheese fondue, salad, meat selection and chocolate fondue based on the time of year.  That was what we chose to eat and a beautiful and delicious wedge salad was part of that.

I had never eaten a wedge salad before because to me it was just a hunk of lettuce with some dressing thrown on.  Now that I look back I realize I was sorely missing out on the blue cheesy bacon-y goodness with a crunchy chunk of iceberg.

Typically wedge salads are served with blue cheese dressing, but for my salad here on Honey and Birch, I wanted to do something different.  I came across this really different dressing – the green goddess.

According to my research, before ranch dressing it was the most popular dressing on the West Coast.

And my green goddess wedge salad was born.

Green Goddess Dressing

Green goddess dressing, in many ways, reminds me of caesar dressing thanks to the anchovy fillets. They may seem a little gross, but don’t skimp on them. It really makes the difference between a good salad dressing and a bad one.

In addition to that are all the “green” herbs – parsley, green onion, tarragon and chives. I just love mixing this salad up because it smells herby and wonderful.

Green Goddess Dressing

Green Goddess Dressing

Prep Time: 10 minutes
Chill Time: 3 hours
Total Time: 3 hours 10 minutes

A delicious green goddess wedge salad, topped with bacon, blue cheese crumbles and cherry tomatoes and homemade green goddess dressing with Greek yogurt.

Ingredients

  • 1 cup plain fat-free Greek yogurt
  • 1/2 cup reduced fat mayonnaise
  • 2 teaspoons Worcestershire sauce
  • 2 teaspoons fresh lemon juice
  • 3 canned anchovy fillets
  • 1 garlic clove
  • 2/3 cup fresh parsley leaves
  • 1/4 cup green onions, chopped
  • 1/4 cup fresh tarragon leaves
  • 1/4 cup fresh chives

Instructions

  1. Place Greek yogurt, mayonnaise, Worcestershire sauce, lemon juice, anchovies and garlic in a food processor. Process until smooth.
  2. Add parsley, green onions, tarragon and chives and process until minced.
  3. Chill for 3 hours before serving.

Green Goddess Wedge Salad

Putting together a green goddess wedge salad is pretty easy. You will need the following ingredients:

  • Iceberg lettuce
  • cooked bacon, chopped
  • cherry tomatoes, halved
  • blue cheese crumbles
  • Green Goddess dressing

Green Goddess Wedge Salad

Cut a chunk of iceberg lettuce from the head of lettuce.  Sprinkle tomatoes, bacon, blue cheese and dressing over the wedge of lettuce.

And that’s it.

I have to say this was so enjoyable to eat – I just love the crunchiness of a wedge salad.  I could eat one every day.  Before you cook your bacon, check out this awesome bacon cooking tutorial from Cucina Kristina.

Green Goddess Wedge Salad - try this herby dressing the next time you make a wedge salad at home! | www.honeyandbirch.com

green goddess wedge salad with homemade green goddess dressing

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Christine | Mid-Life Croissant

Sunday 3rd of April 2016

I thought I was safe, since I JUST finished dinner, but nope. I want this right now. Thanks for linking up at Saucy Saturdays.

Theresa @DearCreatives

Thursday 31st of March 2016

Yummy! Thanks for sharing at the Inspiration Spotlight party! Pinned & shared.

Frugal Hausfrau

Friday 25th of March 2016

I can't wait for Spring, now! And my fresh herbs! Thanks for bringing this by Throwback Thursday last week!

Mollie

Lauren @Mom Home Guide

Monday 21st of March 2016

This recipe looks wonderful! Thanks for sharing it at Craft Frenzy Friday on Mom Home Guide!

Charlene Asay

Monday 21st of March 2016

I love wedge salads. Just had a a great one this weekend at Outback Steakhouse. You should link up at Family Joy Blog Link Up Party. It's open until Wednesday. Check it out http://thinking-outside-the-pot.com/?p=2329

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