A few weeks ago, Charlotte experienced cooler weather and ice caused by the climatic phenomenon known as the “Carolina Wedge.” When Sally heard this term, a different type of wedge came to mind. The classic wedge salad to be exact. Sally is off in Cancun with my youngest brother for his senior year of high school spring break (I’m sure there will be some stories to share when she returns), so I will share with you her version of the wedge.
Your classic wedge consists of a “wedge” of iceberg lettuce, blue cheese dressing, and can be topped with an assortment of ingredients, but usually bacon, onion, and tomatoes are included. This salad is a classic for a reason. Its flavors work really well together and appeal to a wide range of taste buds!
Sally’s “Carolina Wedge” was inspired by flavors found in the Carolinas: pulled pork, pimento cheese, and cornbread. In Sally’s wedge, the bacon was replaced with pulled pork. For a little more crunch, she added cornbread croutons to the crispy iceberg. The wedge is known for its signature blue cheese dressing. Sally decided the only way to top the Carolina Wedge was with a creamy and delicious White Cheddar Pimento Cheese Dressing!
The wedge gets its name from its classic shape, but you don’t have to stick to that! If you are serving family style, you can serve spread out the wedge over a platter like you see in the image above. However you decide to serve it, you can’t go wrong. The Carolina Wedge is a fun twist on this iconic salad.