This wedge salad on a stick recipe is a mini version of the classic wedge salad recipe. Thread lettuce and bacon onto skewers, drizzle with cheesy dressing and serve!
Wedge salad skewers are ready in no time and they taste delicious. This easy salad appetizer might be slightly messy, but it’s all worth it. Plus, you can add as much bacon as you like!
Looking for more salad on a stick ideas? Try Caprese Salad Bites with cherry tomatoes and mozzarella. They are my favorite salad appetizers because of their quick prep and because crowds love them. In fact, we served them at our wedding!
How to make wedge salad on a stick appetizers
I did not want these wedge skewers turn out too large, so I kept them quite simple. Iceberg lettuce, cooked bacon, homemade dressing and some crumbled blue cheese.
Detailed instructions are in the recipe card down below.
Tools needed when making wedge salad on a stick
- Chopping board
- Food processor
- Cocktail sticks (small skewers)
- Frying pan/skillet – (optional)
What can I serve with this wedge salad appetizer?
If you are planning on hosting a party and looking for more party food recipes, then you might like to try some of these:
Cheese Ball Bites – these are easy to make but look pretty and can be easily made ahead.
Another easy appetizer recipe are Pretzel Pizza Bites. They literally take only a few minutes to make so you can leave these till last minute or you can prep them ahead, keep them in the fridge and pop them in the oven right before serving!
- Fresh chives
- Spring onion
- Crumbled blue cheese
Tips for making wedge salad on a stick
I used sliced bacon that I cooked first. You can use any bacon you like. It can also be ready-cooked, if that is your favorite one. Tip: when buying raw bacon slices, try to avoid those that have more fat than meat. Also, make sure you don’t cook it until crispy as you won’t be able to thread it onto the skewers.
Cherry tomatoes are a great addition to these wedge salad appetizers, but they are completely optional. As much as I love tomatoes, I felt like there were slightly over-powering these wedge salad skewers and for that reason I did not use them. I preferred adding more bacon!
I used homemade Blue Cheese Salad Dressing and it’s my favorite one to make from scratch. It’s easy and tasty and you know what it contains. It will go thicker once set but you can easily add more milk if needed.
To finish these lettuce appetizers off simply sprinkle each one with some crumbled blue cheese and you are ready to serve.
When cutting the lettuce into bite-size pieces, you will notice that the leaves tend to fall apart. Don’t panic, just work around it. The individual pieces don’t have to hold together as they will be secured with a stick.
- 1 Small Iceberg Lettuce Head
- 4 Strips of Cooked Bacon, see note 3
- Black Pepper, freshly cracked
- Blue Cheese Dressing, see note 4
- Rinse the lettuce, cut it in half and discard the outer leaves. Pat dry both halves with paper kitchen towels. Cut each half into 1-inch (2.5 centimeters) slices and then into bite-size pieces.
- Cut the bacon into bite-size pieces.
- Thread lettuce, bacon piece, lettuce and again bacon piece onto each cocktail stick or smaller. Skewer (toothpicks are not long enough for this).
- Place the skewers onto a serving plate and season with freshly cracked black pepper. Drizzle over blue cheese dressing and sprinkle with some crumbled blue cheese.
- Best served fresh!
- Tip: You can also serve the leftover dressing in a bowl and your guests can dip the skewers in it, if they like more sauce.
- You can sprinkle some crumbled blue cheese over each bite, if you like.
- Freshly cracked black pepper can be substituted with ground black pepper.
- Use any bacon you like. Just make sure it is not too crispy as you will have hard time cutting it and then threading it. If cooking bacon yourself, make sure not to cook it until it is cooked but not crispy. When ready, place on a few sheets of paper kitchen towel and let the excess fat drip away.
- Blue cheese dressing can be substituted with Ranch dressing. I have a recipe for homemade blue cheese dressing on the blog, if interested.
- Count 3-4 pieces per person.
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Amount Per Serving: Calories: 45 Total Fat: 4g Saturated Fat: 1g Trans Fat: 0g Unsaturated Fat: 3g Cholesterol: 5mg Sodium: 98mg Carbohydrates: 1g Net Carbohydrates: 0g Fiber: 0g Sugar: 0g Sugar Alcohols: 0g Protein: 2g