I’m a sucker for a good side salad. Especially wedge salads. However, the restaurant versions made with iceberg lettuce not only use the type of lettuce that’s the least nutritious, but the dressing is usually a type of ranch filled with dairy and sugar. My favorite way to make a wedge salad now that I’m making healthier choices is to make a romaine wedge salad and quickly doctor it up with an easy, healthy dressing.
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This Paleo romaine wedge salad is the perfect addition to your date night main course, and a great way to get some added veggies in. The dressing is made with Vital Proteins Collagen Peptides so you can still get your collagen in even when you’re busy celebrating with your significant other.
One reason I love to add collagen peptides to homemade salad dressings is that often times eating a salad on its own just isn’t filling enough. Adding extra collagen to it helps me get the health benefits form collagen, and stay fuller longer. Win win if you ask me.
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I made this dressing with added collagen like I mentioned, because part of what’s awesome about Vital Proteins Collagen Peptides is that it can be added to practically anything. Hot and cold liquids like coffees or smoothies, sauces, soups, casseroles, scrambled eggs. Seriously, anything. Vital Proteins makes it really easy for you to get the health benefits you’re looking for.
This Paleo romaine wedge salad is topped with the creamy herb dressing, cherry tomatoes, red onions, radishes and, of course, bacon. Make sure if you’re making this salad Whole30 Approved, you’re grabbing a sugar free bacon!
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For the Salad:
- 2 heads romaine, sliced lengthwise
- 1/2 red onion, thinly sliced
- 4 slices of bacon, cooked and chopped
- 1 handful cherry tomatoes, halved
- 4 radishes, sliced
- Optional toppings: pecans, pomegranate, pears, mandrain oranges
For the Dressing:
- 1/2 cup mayo
- 1 and 1/2 teaspoon dijon mustard
- 1 teaspoon white wine vinegar (apple cider works too)
- 1/4 cup finely chopped parsley
- 1/4 cup finely chopped green onions
- 1 scoop Vital Proteins Collagen Peptides
- 1/8 teaspoon garlic powder
- 1/8 teaspoon salt, or to taste
- 1/8 teaspoon pepper, or to taste
- Water to thin, if needed
- Plate the salad ingredients
- Either by hand or with a food processor, combine all dressing ingredients and mix until smooth
- Add a teaspoon or so of water if needed to thin dressing, or to preference
- Drizzle over salad and serve!
- *If using a food processor, you do not need to finely chop herbs!