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Loaded Wedge Salad

If you love iceberg lettuce as much as I do – this loaded salad is for you!

Homemade Dilly Ranch Dressing

1/2 cup (125 mL) each; prepared mayonnaise and full fat sour cream

1/4 cup (60 mL) milk

2 tbsp (30 mL) lemon juice

1 clove minced garlic

1/4 tsp (1 mL) each; salt and pepper

1/4 cup (60 mL) each; finely chopped green onion and roughly chopped fresh dill

Stir together all ingredients. Cover and refrigerate for up to one week (I like to store my dressing in a mason jar).


1 medium head of iceberg lettuce, cut in 6 wedges

1 cup (250 mL) each; halved grape tomatoes and chopped cucumber

1 cup (250 mL) chopped cooked bacon

1/2 cup (125 mL) fresh blueberries

1/4 cup (60 mL) each; pumpkin seeds and shelled pistachios

Assembly: Place lettuce wedges on platter. Drizzle with about half of Ranch dressing. Scatter remaining ingredients evenly over wedges. Serve immediately. Serves 4 to 6 people.

Charmaine is the host of “In Char’s Kitchen” , ‘In Char’s Kitchen Quarantine Edition’ & ‘In Char’s Kitchen Fitness Edition’  on YourTV Muskoka and regular guest on: Rogers IN StudioCTV Morning Live OttawaCHCH Morning Live and Breakfast Television sharing her love and enthusiasm for all things food, cooking and fitness.

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