Low-Fat Wedge Salad dressed with spiced buttermilk and garnished with Smoked Tomatoes – perfect summer entertainer.
Who knew Iceberg lettuce could be so tasty? Seriously, there are so many types lettuce and fancy salad greens available at the moment, it is hard to remember all of their names, let alone pick a favourite. And as the days are starting to warm up – how warm is it today, it’s back to basics with this simple, low-fat wedge salad for me.
I rediscovered the joys of Iceberg since Mr Chipconnoisseur took over “cooking” one day a week.
This involves us being chauffeured to our local pub, The Woolwich Pier, where the salad features on the Sides menu designed by multiple-hatted chef Lee Kwiez. Generally speaking, after a day of cooking and recipe testing I’m not extremely hungry by the time dinner comes so I tend to go for the lighter options on the Sides menu, or pick from the pretty good Kids’ menu – swapping out fries for mash or salad instead.
So what makes this wedge salad so different? Well, instead of a classic cheese dressing and bacon topping, the salad is dressed with a lightly spiced buttermilk. The other thing that makes it so irresistibly good are the tomatoes. They have a grilled, smoky flavour, which is easily replicated at home – over the gas stove. Of course, there is the option of adding some croutons and shaved Parmesan cheese as toppings, but I like the simplicity of this dish without them.
For tips on how to make your own buttermilk in minutes, see recipe below.
So, tell me, do you like Iceberg lettuce or do you prefer the more fancy lettuce varieties?