iceberg lettuce salad.
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ingredients for dressing.

Next, prep all your ingredients.  Slice the iceberg into thick “steaks”.  I usually get two thick steads from the middle of a large head of lettuce.  Be sure to save the rest for another salad.   Plate each steak on an individual plate.

sliced iceberg lettuce steaks.

Next, fry up your bacon until it is really crispy.  Drain on a paper towel lined plate.  Then crumble the cooled bacon and put to the side.

bacon cooking in skillet.

To prep your tomatoes, just cut them in half and squeeze out the seeds and liquid from the middle.  This way, the tomato juice won’t dilute your dressing.  Chop the tomatoes.  Peel the clementine and remove all the white pith and membrane “strings” that are attached.  Separate into segments and cut each segment into half.  You are now ready to assemble your salad.

sliced tomatoes and blue cheese.
iceberg with blue cheese, orange and bacon.
finished iceberg salad.
iceberg lettuce salad.

Iceberg Steak with Blue cheese, Orange and Bacon

This riff on a traditional wedge salad serves a slice of iceberg lettuce as a "steak" and is topped with crumbled blue cheese, fresh clementines and crispy bacon. It is then dressed in an orange vinaigrette
5 from 1 vote
Prep Time 10 minutes
Cook Time 0 minutes
Total Time 10 minutes
Course Soups & Salads
Cuisine General
Servings 2 Served
Calories 80 kcal

Nutritional information is only an estimate. The accuracy of the nutritional information for any recipe on this site is not guaranteed.


  • 2 Middle slices of a head of iceberg lettuce cold
  • 1/4 Cup Blue cheese crumbles
  • 3 Strips of bacon cooked crispy and crumbled
  • 1 Green onion chopped
  • 4 Compari tomatoes seeded and chopped
  • 1 Clementine peeled and pith/strings removed and each individual segment cut in half
  • Kosher salt and freshly ground black pepper


  • 1 Tbsp. Orange Olive oil
  • Juice of half an orange
  • 2 Tsp. Rice wine vinegar
  • 1/2 Tsp. Kosher salt
  • 1/8 Tsp. Freshly ground black pepper


  • Make the dressing. Put the ingredients in a small bowl and whisk until well incorporated. Taste and adjust salt and pepper to your liking.
  • Place the iceberg “steaks” on plates and top each with half the chopped tomato, blue cheese, bacon, cut orange segments and green onion. Sprinkle with salt and pepper and drizzle with the dressing.
  • Serve and enjoy.


Calories: 80kcalCarbohydrates: 5gProtein: 4gFat: 5gSaturated Fat: 3gPolyunsaturated Fat: 0.1gMonounsaturated Fat: 1gCholesterol: 13mgSodium: 673mgPotassium: 125mgFiber: 1gSugar: 4gVitamin A: 189IUVitamin C: 19mgCalcium: 105mgIron: 0.2mg
Keyword salad, soups & salads, valentines day, vegetables
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