Healthy Wedge Salad

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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
50g cashews
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.

Peace x

14 thoughts on “Healthy Wedge Salad

    Oileanach An Alba said:
    February 6, 2014 at 7:30 pm

    Looks tasty – that’s one of my two favourite yoghurts I can spy in the corner of the photo I think 🙂

    gaydtla said:
    February 6, 2014 at 8:57 pm

    Magical. I agree.

    plianos said:
    February 6, 2014 at 11:17 pm

    Sounds good! Will prob give this a shot.
    Though, also makes you think about all this specialty stuff you end up buying just to drop a few kilos.

    bandedcarolinagirl said:
    February 7, 2014 at 2:07 am

    this looks absolutely delicious, thanks for sharing

    Missy said:
    February 8, 2014 at 12:28 am

    I will have to try this. 🙂 Made a cross between a wedge and a cobb salad before using romaine lettuce and turkey bacon.

    thecrockerhouse said:
    February 9, 2014 at 9:14 pm

    250 vs 800! Hellz Yeah! Ima have to try this! Thx friend! 😉

    missyenai said:
    February 10, 2014 at 8:30 pm

    Lol, you are so funny! I will definitely try this. 🙂

    samsjones said:
    February 11, 2014 at 11:33 pm

    Well done 🙂 yu achieved the yummy-ness minus this shit load of calories!

    happylifehealthylife said:
    February 12, 2014 at 3:45 am

    Ah that looks amazing! Would you believe that I had never tried wedge salad, and now since I’ve been on my health kick that crunchy, fatty salad has constantly been on my mind? Can’t wait to give this a shot!

    happylifehealthylife said:
    February 12, 2014 at 3:46 am

    Thanks for following my page by the way! I look forward to reading more of your posts, they seem right up my alley!

    loveorurban said:
    February 17, 2014 at 6:40 pm

    Thank you for the follow!

    And, for this amazing recipe. I can’t wait to try it out. I love the wedge salad as well, but I try to avoid it due to the high cals. I’m excited!!! ^^

      bigjewonadiet responded:
      February 17, 2014 at 6:41 pm

      hey there! Thanks for the comment… let me know how it turns out! x

    happyhealthypanda said:
    February 19, 2014 at 10:55 pm

    Just made this – so flippin tasty. Ok so I may have gone a bit overboard with the cheese. But still. Tres bien

      bigjewonadiet responded:
      February 19, 2014 at 11:24 pm

      Ah wicked! Did you take a pic??

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