Ladd's Chopped Wedge Salad

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  • Level: Easy
  • Total: 20 min
  • Active: 20 min
  • Yield: 2 servings
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4 slices bacon

1/2 head iceberg lettuce, chopped into wedges 

1/2 cup grated "supermarket" mozzarella 

Italian Ranch Dressing, recipe follows

Pinch freshly ground black pepper

Italian Ranch Dressing:

1/2 cup mayonnaise

1/4 cup sour cream 

2 tablespoons milk 

2 tablespoons grated Parmesan 

1 tablespoon jarred pesto 

1 tablespoon sun-dried tomatoes packed in oil, chopped 

1/2 teaspoon kosher salt 

1/4 teaspoon freshly ground black pepper 

Zest and juice of 1 lemon


  1. Fry the bacon in a skillet until crisp, about 7 minutes. Drain on a paper towel. Chop into small pieces.
  2. Arrange the chopped iceberg on a small platter, then sprinkle over the grated mozzarella and chopped bacon. Drizzle with the Italian Ranch Dressing and finish with the pepper.

Italian Ranch Dressing:

  1. Combine the mayonnaise, sour cream, milk, Parmesan, pesto, sun-dried tomatoes, salt, pepper and lemon zest and juice in a food processor. Process until well combined.