Iceberg lettuce may have fallen out of favor with so many lettuces taking top marketing for nutritional value and taste. But none of the kale, spinach or arugula mixes can stand in for the classic wedge salad. Only iceberg can take center stage for this steakhouse favorite.
This salad is simple and quick to put together, great to serve on a hot summer day. The lettuce is crisp, juicy and deliciously chilled, served with just a few ingredients. Key to success is a creamy dressing drizzled in abundance. Optional additions are cherry tomatoes, bacon, and chopped fresh herbs. Most are served with blue cheese, but feta could stand in as a substitute if blue cheese is not preferred or skip the cheese altogether.
As far as nutrition goes, iceberg lettuce can hang in with the other lettuces. It is loaded with vitamins K and A and has high water content to keep us hydrated on these hot summer days. Dig in and enjoy!