Epic Bacon Wedge Salad Board
Crunchy iceberg lettuce, crispy bacon, hard cooked eggs, tomatoes, onions, and hot buttered rolls, served on this Epic Bacon Wedge Salad Board!
Friends, for Mother’s Day make this Bacon Wedge Salad Board! With all the delicious toppings for a wedge salad, grab a roll, make your salad, and enjoy your favorite Mom! Serves 12!
Plus, I’m giving away a beautiful KitchenAid stand mixer for Mother’s Day on my Instagram. Head over and like and enter–it’s easy (and you get to pick your favorite color!) @ReluctantEntertainer
Epic Bacon Wedge Salad Board
Who doesn’t love a good wedge salad, with bacon on top? I think we’ve all had a yummy wedge sometime or another at a restaurnt. They are so fun to serve for a holiday or party!
All the ingredients of this board are fresh and delicious!
Epic charcuterie board
Toppings like: Iceberg lettuce, cantaloupe, red onion, dressing, feta (or blue cheese), bacon, tomatoes, hard cooked eggs, cucumber, and parsley for garnish!
How do you cut a wedge for a salad?
Cut lettuce into quarters. Carefully separate the leaves and rinse thoroughly. Pat dry with paper towels.
For one serving, arrange one wedge on a plate. Drizzle dressing over each wedge, and then sprinkle with onions slices, bacon, and black pepper. Sprinkle with crumbled cheese.
You can serve this as a side salad for a full menu (serves 12), but you can also serve it for a luncheon.
How do you serve a wedge salad?
On this epic charcuterie board, we arranged the salad ingredients plus rolls.
Heat up the rolls—serve right when you’re ready to set out the board.
Don’t forget hot butter on the hot rolls when they come out of the oven (just rub on top). That way you don’t have to mess with butter on the table.
Guests can serve themselves!
By the way, my kitchen is rather a mess when I whip up one of my boards. But that is okay!
People crave connection
All people crave connection—not perfect food or a perfectly tidy home. They want a place to sit, to eat, to feel connected and secure, and feel like they’re at home.
The young mother you met at preschool, the family at church, the new neighbors who just moved into your neighborhood…whatever you serve, each of them want what you can offer.
Hosting is functional
Hosting is never fancy in my home; it’s functional. There is a difference between “hospitality” and “entertaining.”
Because my house is never perfect, I remove those expectations right away. Whew! What a relief it can be to not have to pretend our homes are perfect 24 hours/day.
It never was when my kids were little, and it never is now!
It makes me think of my Mom, who I learned so much from … how to be gracious and loving to your guests!
I miss my Mom every day, but since she is gone, I turn it for good, and focus on my kids and the people in my life.
What I share here on my blog and how I really practice hospitality in my home are so important to me.
So happy Mother’s Day to all my favorite moms in this world (I have a lot of moms in my life that I truly love).
28-inch Charcuterie Board
Friends, here are the boards that I LOVE. A “lip” is the secret to the best charcuterie or dinner board, because the food does not fall off. [This post has affiliate links. Every purchase from these links supports RE at no extra cost to you. Thank you!]
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Rememember it says it is “not food safe,” so you need to prepare the board by either laying down parchment paper under the food, or you can “season” it like we did.
Here are a few other (affiliate) options:
Courtland Wooden Lazy Susan – 18-inch round. Buy >> HERE
LAZY SUSAN is a board that spins. It does NOT have a lip, but it’s cool for the center of the table.
How to season a Charcuterie Board
If a wood board says it “not food safe,” you can lightly sand it down with sand paper, and rub down with beeswax and mineral oil.
We used this butcher block and cutting board oil conditioner after we lightly sanded the board down.
Or, lay down parchment paper! Easy peasy!
Be inspired .. if you’re hosting….to try something new!
Bacon Wedge Salad Board
- 3 heads iceberg lettuce quartered
- 1 bell pepper slice the top off to make a bowl
- 5 oz. crumbled feta cheese or crumbled blue cheese
- 1 jar bleu cheese dressing
- 1 jar Thousand Island dressing
- 12 slices bacon cooked and crumbled
- 6 hard cooked eggs halved
- 1 small red onion sliced
- 4 Roma tomatoes quartered
- 1 cucumber thinly sliced
- 12 dinner rolls we love Rhodes rolls
- Butter to rub on top while hot
- 1 cantaloupe thinly sliced (optional to leave rind on or not)
- Parsley for garnish
- On a giant board, make sure it is food safe or place parchment paper down. In the center, arrange the pepper filled with feta cheese.
- Place 4 small bowls on the board filled with the 2 dressings, red onions, and bacon pieces.
- Next, arrange the sliced cucumbers, then the tomato wedges around the bell pepper. Arrange the soft boiled eggs, cantaloupe, and on the outside the dinner rolls and iceberg quarters.
- Don’t forget tongs and spoons. Garnish with parsley and ENJOY!