Close up of platter of healthy wedge salad.

Healthy Wedge Salad

Course: Salad
Cuisine: American
Keyword: salad, wedge salad
Prep Time: 10 minutes
Cook Time: 30 minutes
Total Time: 40 minutes
Servings: 4 large salads
Calories: 279 kcal

This Healthy Wedge Salad is topped with a lower-calorie tangy buttermilk-blue cheese dressing and combines iceberg lettuce with radicchio and romaine. It's topped with crispy onions and bacon for added crunch. 



Buttermilk-Blue Cheese Dressing

  • 1/3 cup Greek yogurt
  • 1/3 cup buttermilk
  • 1/4 cup crumbled blue cheese
  • 2 Tablespoons chopped chives
  • 3 teaspoons white wine vinegar
  • 1/2 teaspoon garlic powder
  • Salt and pepper to taste

Crispy Onions

  • 1 Tablespoon extra virgin olive oil
  • 1/2 red onion thinly sliced
  • Pinch of salt
  • 1 Tablespoon honey or maple syrup
  • 1/2 teaspoon white wine vinegar


  • 1 head radicchio
  • 1 head iceberg lettuce
  • 1 heart romaine
  • 6 strips bacon cooked and crumbled


Buttermilk-Blue Cheese Dressing

  1. Add all ingredients to a small mason jar. Shake well to combine and season to taste with salt and pepper.

Crispy Onions

  1. Heat olive oil in a large skillet over medium-high heat. Add onion and a pinch of salt. Stir and arrange in a single layer. 

  2. Reduce heat to low and cook for 10 minutes, stirring occasionally. After 10 minutes, add in the honey and vinegar. Stir and cook for an additional 10 minutes, stirring occasionally. 

  3. Increase heat to high and cook for 1 - 3 minutes, until onions become crispy. Immediately remove the onions piece of parchment or dinner plate and spread apart so the onions do not form together in one big mass.

Wedge Salad

  1. Quarter each of the lettuces. Place one quarter of each lettuce on a plate, drizzle with dressing and sprinkle with bacon and crispy onions. 

Nutrition Facts
Healthy Wedge Salad
Amount Per Serving
Calories 279 Calories from Fat 180
% Daily Value*
Fat 20g31%
Saturated Fat 6g38%
Cholesterol 31mg10%
Sodium 393mg17%
Potassium 558mg16%
Carbohydrates 15g5%
Fiber 2g8%
Sugar 9g10%
Protein 10g20%
Vitamin A 880IU18%
Vitamin C 11.3mg14%
Calcium 127mg13%
Iron 1.1mg6%
* Percent Daily Values are based on a 2000 calorie diet.