Mason Jar Wedge Salads

Can you picture these little gems on your buffet table this Thanksgiving or Christmas? The colors scream Christmas! I enjoy a good classic Wedge Salad and have even made my own Wedgie Bar when entertaining guests. Except now I am really into Mason Jar Meals. So how doth one fit a wedge down in the jar? The tubular shape of the romaine head was my answer. A heart of romaine cut into medallions lends themselves very well into fitting down wide-mouth 8 ounce jars. Maybe the medallion is the new wedge.

See?


Mason Jar Wedge Salads
2 Hearts of romaine, washed and dried as best as possible
12 cherry tomatoes
6 pieces of bacon, made into flat rounds and cooked until crisp- I used the microwave

Dressing- based on Rindy’s
2 ounces Gorgonzola cheese crumbles
3/4 cup real mayo
1 tsp. sugar
2 T. fresh minced parsley
2 tsp. apple cider vinegar
2 T. vidalia onion, minced fine
3 shakes Worcestershire sauce
1 tsp. Horseradish
1/2 tsp. Kosher Salt
1/4 tsp. fresh cracked black pepper

Mix all dressing ingredients together. Store in the refrigerator until ready to use.

Cut the root end off the romaine hearts. Cut the romaine hearts into 1 3/4 inch medallions, you will get three good ones from each heart. Use a plastic lettuce knife to do this so the lettuce will not brown. Place each of the 6 medallions down into the wide-mouth 8 ounce Mason Jars. Top with a dollop of dressing, two tomatoes, and one medallion of bacon. If you want, you can lay the bacon down and lid these for lunches during the week. Serves 6.

More Mason Jar Salads.


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10 Comments

  1. avatar vanillasugarblog
    Posted 11/07/2011 at 10:02 AM | Permalink

    wedge salad shots!
    i'll take 3!

  2. avatar Jacky
    Posted 11/07/2011 at 11:37 AM | Permalink

    LOVE! Those look fantastic.

  3. avatar Alene
    Posted 11/07/2011 at 11:40 AM | Permalink

    This is awesome! Love it.

  4. avatar sophiesfoodiefiles
    Posted 11/07/2011 at 1:19 PM | Permalink

    What a terrefic idea to place the mini salads in these lovely jars!! Lovely & tasty too! I love the fried bacon on top!

  5. avatar Biz
    Posted 11/07/2011 at 3:18 PM | Permalink

    Love this idea Robin! Thanks for your cheering today on the Paleo diet – right now I am eating a Paleo lasagna I made – instead of ricotta cheese I substituted a cauliflower carrot puree – love it! :D

  6. avatar Mimi
    Posted 11/07/2011 at 5:17 PM | Permalink

    A fun way to eat salad.
    Mimi

  7. avatar angela@spinachtiger
    Posted 11/07/2011 at 6:56 PM | Permalink

    Robin, just yesterday I was thinking about wedge salads. I love retro and nothing says retro like mason jars. I love your philosophy on cooking and you're so right. Who knows when a kid is going to pee on someone else's couch. LOL.

  8. avatar Lori
    Posted 11/19/2011 at 3:50 PM | Permalink

    Love all these mason jar ideas!

  9. avatar Freda Lapp
    Posted 09/02/2012 at 4:33 PM | Permalink

    We love wedge salads! The wedge salad in a jar looks like it will be my favorite!

  10. Posted 09/10/2013 at 1:12 PM | Permalink

    This is brilliant. Wedge salads are one of my favorites. I can’t wait to try this!

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