Wedge Salad Skewers

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Are you hosting a party soon and looking for a show-stopping and unique appetizer? Look no further than these Wedge Salad Skewers. These savory and visually stunning skewers are easy to prepare and are certain to impress your guests. 

up close Wedge Salad Skewers on a platter.

I don’t know about you, but I love a wedge salad. Crispy iceberg lettuce topped with bacon, tomatoes, and drizzles of blue cheese, what’s not to love? It’s a definite classic and one of my personal favorites.

Inspired by this classic recipe, I decided to shrink it down and change it into a party appetizer, rather than a served salad. Since my antipasto skewers are one of the most popular recipes here on Inspired by Charm, I figured you would love these wedge salad skewers too. 

Next time you’re planning a party, consider adding wedge salad skewers to your menu!

Side note: I know some people don’t enjoy blue cheese but have no fear, I’ve provided some ingredient variations towards the end of this post. 

Wedge Salad Skewers arranged on a platter.

Why You’ll Love This Recipe

  • It packs a flavorful punch. The crisp iceberg lettuce paired with the smoky bacon and creamy blue cheese dressing makes for a winning combination. 
  • These skewers are easy to prepare, making them the ultimate party starter for any host or hostess. 
  • They are pretty darn cute. If you love smaller versions of larger-sized recipes, you’re going to love these too. 
Wedge Salad Skewer on a plate.

Ingredients

This recipe is great because you only need a handful of ingredients to pull it together. Here’s what you’ll need to add to your shopping list:

  • iceberg lettuce – Iceberg is essential for this recipe, it holds its shape and has a great crunch. 
  • bacon – I recommend this baking method, but feel free to cook it the way you like best. Just be sure to not overcook the bacon as it needs to be flexible (or you will struggle with assembly).
  • grape tomatoes – I like using a sweeter grape tomato, but use what you like. 
  • blue cheese dressing – Pick your favorite. I personally recommend the blue cheese dressing you get in the refrigerated section at the grocery store. It’s so much creamier! 
  • blue cheese crumbles – While you don’t necessarily need this item, I think it really adds to the look and flavor. 
  • freshly ground black pepper – Black pepper adds the perfect finishing touch to these skewers. 

You’ll also need some six-inch wooden skewers. The ones that I used worked great for this recipe. 

wedge salad skewers on a platter.

How To Make:

I will walk you through the process of making these wedge salad skewers. For your convenience, I’ve also provided a full ingredient list and detailed instructions in the printable recipe card below.

  1. Begin by cooking your bacon. Once cooked and cooled, slice in half lengthwise. 
  2. Next, chop your iceberg lettuce into 20 bite-size chunks. 
iceberg lettuce chunks on plate.
  1. Thread a wedge of iceberg lettuce, a half-strip of cooked bacon, and a grape tomato onto a six-inch cocktail pick.
  2. Repeat with remaining ingredients.
drizzling blue cheese dressing onto Wedge Salad Skewers.
  1. Arrange on a large platter. Drizzle with blue cheese dressing. 
  2. Finally, sprinkle with crumbled blue cheese and freshly cracked pepper. 

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Wedge Salad Skewers on a platter.

Recipe Variations

I love these skewers just as they are, but since everyone’s taste preferences differ, feel free to add your personal flair and favorite ingredients to the skewers. 

  • Consider incorporating different types of lettuce or salad greens for added texture and flavor. You can also play around with the dressing using a creamy ranch or balsamic vinaigrette, for example.
  • Another way to tailor your skewers is by swapping out the bacon for a vegetarian option or using a different type of cheese. Feta would provide a tangy twist, while shredded cheddar or Monterey Jack would offer a milder flavor.

Remember to keep in mind any dietary restrictions or preferences of your guests when customizing your skewers. With a few simple changes, you can create a veggie-only version. 

Wedge Salad Skewers on a platter.
Wedge Salad Skewer on a plate.

Frequently Asked Questions

Can I make these wedge salad skewers ahead of time?

Yes, you sure can! However, I recommend waiting to add the dressing until just before serving.

Can I substitute something in place of the blue cheese dressing?

Absolutely! If you’re not a fan of blue cheese, you can substitute it with ranch dressing or any other creamy dressing of your choice.

Can I use different veggies on the skewers?

Of course! The beauty of skewers is that you can customize them to your liking. Feel free to add or swap out vegetables such as cucumber, roasted red pepper, red onion, etc. 

wedge salad skewers on a platter.

More Unique Appetizers You May Enjoy

If you make these wedge salad skewers, I’d love to hear about it. Did you make them the same way I did or try a fun substitution? Please leave a comment and a 5-star rating below. 

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up close Wedge Salad Skewers on a platter.

Wedge Salad Skewers

These savory and visually stunning Wedge Salad Skewers are easy to prepare and are certain to impress your guests. I don’t know about you, but I love a wedge salad. Crispy iceberg lettuce topped with bacon, tomatoes, and drizzles of blue cheese, what’s not to love? It’s a definite classic and one of my personal favorites.
5 from 4 votes
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Course: Appetizer
Cuisine: American
Keyword: appetizer, bacon, blue cheese, salad, skewers, wedge salad
Prep Time: 20 minutes
Cook Time: 20 minutes
Total Time: 40 minutes
Servings: 10
Calories: 146kcal

Ingredients

Instructions

  • Begin by cooking your bacon. I recommend this baking method but feel free to cook it the way you like best. Just be sure to not overcook the bacon as it still needs to be flexible. Once cooked and cooled, slice in half lengthwise.
  • Next, chop your iceberg lettuce into 20 bite-size chunks.
  • Thread a wedge of iceberg lettuce, a half-strip of cooked bacon, and a grape tomato onto a six-inch cocktail pick.
  • Repeat with remaining ingredients.
  • Arrange on a large platter. Drizzle with blue cheese dressing.
  • Finally, sprinkle with crumbled blue cheese and freshly cracked pepper.

Nutrition

Calories: 146kcal | Carbohydrates: 4g | Protein: 6g | Fat: 12g | Saturated Fat: 4g | Polyunsaturated Fat: 2g | Monounsaturated Fat: 5g | Trans Fat: 0.03g | Cholesterol: 18mg | Sodium: 435mg | Potassium: 213mg | Fiber: 1g | Sugar: 3g | Vitamin A: 597IU | Vitamin C: 6mg | Calcium: 60mg | Iron: 1mg

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  1. Just made these for my book club tonight. Had everything on hand. Made a few extra for my husband a d o to sample. Delicious! Will join my other favorite appetizers