Paired with a Brown Ale
It took me a looonnnnnnngggg time to perfect the soft-boiled egg. Like a looonnnnnnnngggggg time. I partially blame the altitude. The boiling temperature of water is not quite the same as though you were doing it at sea level. Don’t even get me started on breads, cakes and muffins. You guys all know that story already though, which is why you hardly ever see me baking one of these items. It’s going to be worse when we move north however, as we will be a good 2000 feet above where we are now! I’ll take cool and sunny summers over not being able to bake a cake however. ;)
Anyway, I seem to have gotten off track today. I’m going to blame Monday. I hate Mondays and this week seems to be dragging already. See, I’m still continuing off track. Ugh. Darn you Monday. Let’s get back to these iceberg wedge salads. They are so delicious you guys, and I love them for entertaining. If you are having a small gathering, this recipe is the perfect appetizer or side dish. You can whip it up ahead of time, refrigerate it and drizzle the homemade blue cheese dressing on at the end.
It’s picture perfect alongside a big bowl of freshly made potato salad and crispy chicken thighs. It’s my go-to, and I hope you guys find it to be the same! Recipe for these iceberg wedge salads is below! Pair them with a brown ale. The nuttiness from a brown ale will really pair well with the blue cheese! Have a wonderful day everyone! xo
- 1/3 cup mayo
- 1/3 cup sour cream
- 1/4 cup buttermilk
- 2 tablespoons whole milk
- 1 tablespoon white wine vinegar
- 1/4 teaspoon black pepper
- 4 ounces crumbled blue cheese
- 4 room-temperature eggs
- 6 strips of bacon
- 1 1/2 cups lightly toasted bread pieces or crumbs
- 1 head of iceberg lettuce cut into 6 wedges
- In a medium bowl, whisk together the mayo, sour cream, buttermilk, whole milk, white wine vinegar and black pepper until smooth and creamy. Fold in the blue cheese. Cover and refrigerate until you are ready to serve.
- Bring a large pot of water to a boil. Add the eggs and cook for 6-7 minutes for a soft-boiled egg. Remove from heat and transfer immediately to an ice bath. Once cool, peel and cut them in half. Set aside.
- Preheat your grill or grill pan over medium-high heat. If using a regular grill, place a large cast iron skillet directly on the flame to heat up. Once heated up, add the bacon slices and cook, turning occasionally until crisp. Remove from heat and chop.
- Assemble your iceberg wedge salads by layering crispy bacon, toasted bread crumbs, and eggs on top of the wedges. Drizzle with blue cheese dressing and sprinkle with black pepper. Serve immediately.
Recipe adapted from Bon Appétit Magazine.
This looks so good! Soft boiled eggs are the bomb and I love your photos :)
My face is literally drooling all over my laptop. This just looks SO GOOD. I love salads that don’t quite pass the “health food” test. I guess I mean, I LOVE salads, especially ones like this. Like if there was a salad bar, I’d create some version of this salad. It would likely be subpar to yours, but still so heart-felt. Cheers for your soft-boiled eggs, those chunky croutons, crispy bacon, and homemade dressing. WELL DONE!
HAHA! You make me smile, Meggan. <3
Oh my goodness, this salad is GORGEOUS, Justine! Seriously I cannot even get over how you make salad look so darn amazing! Love that dressing and grilled bacon!!? Say whhaaaa?
Aw Sarah, you are seriously the sweetest. ;)
This is like the BEST looking salad EVER!!!! down to those perfect soft-boiled eggs. OH MY GAWD!!! Making this!!!
Thanks, Alice! You totally made my day. <3
I LOVE wedge salads and I’m honestly thinking this might be one of the best looking wedge salads I’ve ever seen! Get in my belly!
Hehe, thanks girl.
This looks fannnnnntastic!! The eggs are perfect! And the bacon? EVEN BETTER! ;-)
Yeah bacon is totally necessary. Thanks Kate! <3
I love this recipe, I want it in my belly right now! You definitely have perfected the soft boiled egg girl, cuz those are perfect!
Aw, thank you so much Amy! <3
I haven’t had lunch yet and this salad is all that I want now! It looks perfect! Love the gorgeous egg!
Thanks Kelly! xo
Ok, cannot wait to try soft boiled eggs, i have always wanted to try but was way intimidated by them! But this recipe is so calling my name so I need to overcome my fears! This looks gorgeous and sounds delicious girl!
They can be totally intimidating! Thanks, Krista girl!
This sounds amazing! Love that you grilled the lettuce!!
Thank you so much, Kelley!
I’ve been on a wedge salad kick lately, and will probably have one coming out soon! I love the eggs and bacon and that creamy dressing — this is my kind of salad! Beautiful photos and pinned. :)
Thanks, Marcie <3
Lv=ove everything about this salad! And the presentation is awesome! I’m sure it tastes fantastic!
haha, thanks Mira!
This would be a nice option for dinner. Salads sound so good when it’s blazing hot out. Enjoying it with a brown ale would be nice.
I am totally with you! Let’s leave that oven off!
I am going to have to add this to my menu plan STAT. I never thought to add soft boiled eggs to a wedge salad before, but now I won’t be able to stop thinking about it!
Right?!?! Thanks girl!
This wedge salad looks just fantastic Justine! And your soft boiled eggs are so perfect. I have never made such a perfect soft boiled egg, and I can’t even blame the altitude!
They are definitely a challenge! Haha, thanks Stacey!
That is the most amazing looking salad that I’ve maybe ever seen. Seriously. Have you shared your soft boiled eggs trials anywhere? I struggle with anything having to do with boiled eggs!!
Aw, thanks Nicole! You’re too nice! I have not shared much on soft-boiled eggs, except for the fact that I sucked at them for a really long time. I’d love to elaborate more on this however!
What a stunning looking Salad, Justine! And that grilled lettuce is just so good, loving it!
Thank you so much!
So much yes, holy cow. The textures here are killa! The crispy lettuce, the soft egg, the crunchy bacon. You did a fantastic job Justine!
Aw, thank you so much Mary! <3
Gah, this looks so GOOD! I had a wedge salad for the first time a few months back at a local restaurant and have loved them ever since. I think I could spoon up that dressing of yours; it looks amazing with those eggs and bacon!
Haha, thank so much Ashlyn! It is definitely spoonable! xo
Well I may be allergic to egg and can’t enjoy them…I am ALL about wedge salads! I know they aren’t nutritional beneficial, I can’t get away from those flavors!
OMG, I forgot that you were allergic to eggs! Thanks though. You’re the best. <3
Yummmm. Wedge salads are one of my faves and I am so glad that they have made a comeback. This looks absolutely perfect, Justine!
Thanks, Mary! xo
OH MY LANS. This may be the best salad I’ve ever seen! I want this + a brown ale stat!
Awe, thank you so much Stephanie! <3
I made this for dinner tonight….it turned out great…my husband loved the blue cheese dressing..it’s the first time I’ve made blue cheese..I made it along side (3 cheese potato soup with leeks)
and cheese bread..yummmy…
I’m so happy you enjoyed the recipe, Sherry! … I think a soup to serve alongside is just perfect!
I added thinly sliced, assembled avocado slices and red onion to this salad, along with Gorgonzola cheese crumbles. A little squeeze of lemon juice and a drop r two or Tabasco sauce on the avocado just put it over the top!