Probably the most unfair thing about this world is the fact that if something tastes good, then it’s most definitely bad for you. Humans have adapted to love sugar, salt and fat… but evolution never intended on us living 2 minutes away from a magical place where thousands of products are made up of those three things.
I finally found my favourite salad, the great American wedge salad, but it turns out that each helping is about 800 calories… and I usually have about 3 helpings… I may as well have had a big mac. A traditional wedge salad contains an iceberg wedge (healthy so far), with crispy bacon bits, blue cheese dressing and caramelised walnuts (oh dear, fucked it). Iceberg hasn’t been so deadly since Titanic (woah poor taste.. If you’ll pardon the pun).
Well, I missed the wedge so fucking bad that I had to find a replacement. Here it is – only 200 cals a serving… that’s a quarter of the cals! I’m a genius. Crispy, salty bresaola in place of the bacon, raw cashews in place of the caramelised walnuts and a light blue yogurt cheese dressing in place of the full fat version.
Servings – 4 for starter size or 2 for main course (goes great with chicken)
1 full head of iceberg
10 slices of Braesola or turkey bacon
6 dairylea light blue cheese triangles (or 50g of Saint agur blue cheese spread)
50g 0% yogurt
2 tbsps olive oil
Dash of white wine vinegar to vinegar
Salt and peps
250 cals per serving vs. 800 cals… Woahhh, you must be lying I hear you say! Well believe it bitches.
Method to the madness:
1) Slice the iceberg into wedges… hence the wedge!
2) Crisp up Braesola under a grill, just like bacon
3) Make the dressage – mix blue cheese triangles, yogurt, olive oil, vinegar, salt, peps
4) throw it all over the iceberg with the cashews
Omg so easy and so delicious.