This low-calorie wedge salad recipe inspired by the version at Outback Steakhouse transforms simple iceberg lettuce into an impressive salad. Save both calories and money by trying this one at home tonight.
1/4cupbalsamic vinegar (Alternatively use store-bought balsamic glaze.)
1mediumhead iceberg lettuce
3/4cuplow-fat blue cheese dressing (or any reduced calorie store brand)
1/4cupgreen onion, diced
8teaspoonsturkey bacon bits
Combine the brown sugar and balsamic vinegar in a small saucepan. Stir over medium heat for 4-6 minutes, or until thick and syrupy. Remove from heat to cool.
Cut the lettuce into quarters lengthwise. Remove the core and a small amount of lettuce from each wedge, so you have a slight well.
Pour 3 tablespoons of low-fat blue cheese dressing over each wedge. Top each with a 1/4 cup of tomatoes. Sprinkle 2 teaspoons bacon bits and some green onion on each.
Slowly drizzle 2 teaspoons of the balsamic glaze back and forth across the salad.
Make your own low-fat blue cheese dressing.Use store-bought balsamic glaze in place of making your own.If the glaze is too thick, re-warm or add a small amount of water.Use baby romaine hearts in place of iceberg lettuce.Serving size: 1 wedge salad3*SmartPoints (Green plan)3*SmartPoints (Blue plan)3*SmartPoints (Purple plan)3*PointsPlus (Old plan)
Easy Healthy Wedge Salad with Balsamic Drizzle
Amount Per Serving (1 wedge salad)
Calories 120Calories from Fat 45
% Daily Value*
* Percent Daily Values are based on a 2000 calorie diet.