Wednesday, April 22, 2009

Low Cal Wednesday

Bacon Bacon please bring home the Bacon. If you live in Salt Lake where I live you have most likely smelled the bacon as you dive on the freeway. Early in the morning at 3300 South they process and make bacon. Seaboard Foods in a wholesaler here in Utah they supply most of the Mc Donald's and other chain restaurants with bacon. Wow driving along on the freeway and smell that smoky flavor, the salty richness, the crispy crunch who can resist? The funny thing about this is 100 yards later you smell the Sara Lee factory making bread. A BLT would be perfect about now. Let me know what kind of smells you smell as you dive on the highway?
I made this fun little salad with Bacon from Seaboard foods I have a friend who works for the company and often times she will give us bacon. I changed one item in the salad hubby is not fond of blue cheese and it is my favorite. So we made a swap and used feta it was perfect. If you are ever in Salt Lake don't forget to smell the bacon or bring home the bacon.
Iceberg Wedge with Warm Bacon and Blue Cheese Dressing
11/2 cups mayonnaise
2 tablespoons fresh lemon juice
1 teaspoon hot pepper sauce
1 cup coarsely crumbled blue cheese
Buttermilk (optional)
1/2 pound thick-cut bacon, cut crosswise into 1- inch pieces
1 large head of iceberg lettuce, cut into 6 wedges, each with some core attached
1/2 red onion, very thinly sliced

Mix first 4 ingredients in medium bowl. Add blue cheese and stir until well blended. If too thick, thin with buttermilk by tablespoonfuls to desired consistency.
Cook bacon in large skillet over medium heat until golden brown and beginning to crisp. Arrange lettuce on plates. Spoon dressing over. Using slotted spoon, transfer warm bacon from skillet onto salads, dividing equally. Garnish with red onion.


Robin Sue said...

I am a fan of the wedge salad. Funny that they charge 7 bucks for these in our local restaurants. I like to serve it at home but no one pays me?! Hmmm.

Cheryl said...

You lucky to smell those smells, we have no highway smells other than some yucky paper processing plant! That salad looks delish!

Anonymous said...

Yum! The salad sounds so good with bacon!

Norah said...

That looks so good! I love salads!

teresa said...

Mmmm, this reminds me of the wedge salad you can get at Outback, and I'm with you, I LOVE blue cheese!

Katherine Aucoin said...

This is a top shelf salad. Very close to the lettuce wedge served at Ruth's Chris Steak House. My belly is growling for this right now.

Claudia said...

I adore salads - you're really just elevated iceberg salad -love all the ingredients.

Mommy Gourmet said...

Yum, yum, yummmmmmmmm!! That looks so good!

Sara said...

Bacon makes everything taste better! This salad looks delicious.

wisekrock said...

I love bacon it is my weakness. This looks good.

Ginger said...

Lynette this salad sounds better than the one my husband and I order at our local steakhouse!!

Dragon said...

I love low-cal Wednesday!