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Wedge Salad with Herbed Buttermilk Dressing

This Wedge Salad with Herbed Buttermilk Dressing is a quick and fresh side dish that also makes a delicious lunch!
Romaine wedge salad with tomatoes and herbed buttermilk dressing on a white platter.

Ever since our recent trip to Washington DC where I ended up giving into my aversion to the whole “wedge salad” craze and trying one at a restaurant we visited a couple of times, well, I’ve been slightly obsessed.  Now I’ve order them a few more times at restaurants around home and I finally get what all of the hype is about.  That fresh crunch of the salad, all of those little pockets for the dressing to hide it, these things are so darn good!  That’s why I finally made my own version at home.  This Wedge Salad with Herbed Buttermilk Dressing is super simple and totally fresh.  Perfect as a side dish to almost any meal or even as a refreshing lunch!

Red, orange and yellow baby tomatoes in a white colander for Wedge Salad with Herbed Buttermilk Dressing.

For some reason, I’m always drawn to those little packages of tomatoes with all of the pretty colors in them.  At least now I found the perfect way to use them.  If, like me, you have a kid who refused to eat anything red, just throw some yellow tomatoes on there and see if they’ll give them a try!

A wedge of gorgonzola cheese and a gray plate for Wedge Salad with Herbed Buttermilk Dressing.

And it my opinion, every good salad needs a good stinky cheese! I love a few crumbles of gorgonzola on almost any salad because it gives you a big punch of flavor with just a tiny bit.  No need to pile on as much dressing when you’ve already got so much flavor.

Homemade buttermilk dressing with a pink whisk and fresh dill for Wedge Salad with Herbed Buttermilk Dressing.

Speaking of the dressing, you can use fresh herbs if you like, but I think dried work well too.  Makes it really quick when you don’t have anything to slice or dice and yet you still get that herby flavor.  But, I’ll leave that one totally up to you.  Just remember, if you use fresh you’ll probably want to use more than what the recipe call for as I’m listing it for dried.

Other delicious topping you could add:

  • crumbled bacon
  • diced cucumber
  • grilled chicken
Romaine wedge salad with tomatoes and buttermilk dressing on a white platter.

Wedge Salad with Herbed Buttermilk Dressing

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This Wedge Salad with Herbed Buttermilk Dressing is a quick and fresh side dish that also makes a delicious lunch!
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Prep Time:15 mins

Ingredients

  • 4 hearts of romaine, washed and dried
  • 1 cup sliced grape tomatoes
  • 1 oz crumbled gorgonzola cheese
  • 1/4 cup buttermilk
  • 3 tablespoons sour cream
  • 1/4 teaspoon dried chives
  • 1/4 teaspoon dried dill
  • 1/4 teaspoon dried parsley
  • salt and pepper to taste

Instructions

  • Place romaine hearts on large platter
  • Top with tomatoes and cheese
  • Whisk together buttermilk, sour cream and seasonings until smooth
  • Add salt and pepper to taste
  • Drizzle over salad as desired

Notes

Fresh herbs can be substituted for dried if desired. You will likely need to double the measurements, but use your judgement to create a dressing to your taste.

Nutrition

Calories: 78kcal | Carbohydrates: 6g | Protein: 3g | Fat: 4g | Saturated Fat: 2g | Cholesterol: 11mg | Sodium: 133mg | Potassium: 427mg | Fiber: 2g | Sugar: 3g | Vitamin A: 10500IU | Vitamin C: 11.6mg | Calcium: 106mg | Iron: 1.3mg
Servings: 4
Calories: 78kcal

Smart Points per Serving: 2

Freestyle Smart Points per Serving: 2

Romaine wedge salad with tomatoes and herbed buttermilk dressing on a white platter.

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This Wedge Salad with Herbed Buttermilk Dressing is a quick and fresh side dish that also makes a delicious lunch! #wedgesalad #buttermilkdressing

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