Wedge Salad Sandwich (Gluten Free, Low Carb)

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Make sure you’ve got a napkin handy, because this Wedge Salad Sandwich is going to get a little messy! It’s so worth it though, because it’s got everything you want in your Low Carb/Keto sandwich: Crunchy iceberg lettuce, tangy blue cheese, crispy bacon, sweet tomatoes, and creamy avocado.

A hand holding the messy sandwich above a white plate with bites taken out of it.

Making Healthy Swaps

Now there’s nothing wrong with bread. I love bread! But I’m of a mind that everything should be in moderation, and a lot of us avoid gluten, grains, and carbs for various reasons. Needless to say, I’m always excited to find healthier alternatives to bread that taste amazing!

And it’s no secret I love to use lettuce as a replacement for bread — just check out my Flank Steak BLT or my Habanero & Tuna Lettuce Wraps.

This sandwich is just as epic as those, if not more! It’s got all the things you love about a Wedge Salad, jam packed into a keto sandwich (with an easy Paleo / Whole30 adaptation!).

Recipe Ingredients

Get excited, because you miiiight even have all these things in your fridge for this already. Okay, so here’s what you’ll need:

  • Iceberg Lettuce
  • Sugar Free Bacon: This is the only cooking involved in the recipe. Less dishes = happy Laura.
  • Tomatoes
  • Red Onion: Raw or pickled, your choice!
  • Avocado
  • Blue Cheese*

*Note: To make your Wedge Salad Sandwich Whole30 and Paleo compliant, omit the blue cheese and swap a compliant ranch dressing, like Tessemae’s or Primal Kitchen Foods. Alternately, you could add use Whole30 Approved Mayo or balsamic vinaigrette.

Process shots showing step by step to assemble the sandwich.

Making the Sandwich

It’s really quite simple! Once your bacon is cooked, assemble the sandwich by removing the outer most iceberg lettuce then slicing the whole head in half. Layer on the blue cheese, sliced veggies, and bacon.

Carefully put the sandwich halves together, then cut it in half. DONE! Now please tell me in the comments, are you making this tonight??!!

The finished sandwich cut in half on a wooden cutting board.

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Two hands holding the finished Wedge Salad Sandwich over a white plate.
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Wedge Salad Sandwich (Keto, Whole30)

All your favorite flavors from the Wedge salad in a sandwich! It uses iceberg lettuce, so this sandwich is Whole30 and Low Carb, too!

Course Lunch, Main Course
Cuisine American
Keyword meal prep, Whole30 Lunch
Prep Time 15 minutes
Cook Time 5 minutes
Total Time 20 minutes
Servings 2 servings
Calories 322 kcal


  • 1 head iceberg lettuce
  • 1/8 cup blue cheese or substitute compliant ranch to be for Whole30
  • 4 slices sugar free bacon
  • 1 large tomato
  • 1/2 avocado
  • 1/8 cup red onion sliced thinly
  • black pepper to taste


Prep the Ingredients

  1. Cook the bacon in a skillet until crispy.

  2. Meanwhile, slice the avocado and tomato, and thinly slice the onion.

  3. Remove the outer leaves and bottom core from a head of iceberg lettuce, then slice it into two halves. 

Assemble the Sandwich

  1. Spread blue cheese dressing on the inside with a crack of black pepper.⠀Layer a few tomato slices and thinly sliced onion inside the lettuce. Add slices of avocado and bacon.

  2. Carefully close the sandwich, cut in half, and eat it right away. ⠀

Nutrition Facts
Wedge Salad Sandwich (Keto, Whole30)
Amount Per Serving
Calories 322 Calories from Fat 216
% Daily Value*
Fat 24g37%
Saturated Fat 8g50%
Cholesterol 35mg12%
Sodium 444mg19%
Potassium 948mg27%
Carbohydrates 13g4%
Fiber 8g33%
Sugar 9g10%
Protein 12g24%
Vitamin A 2249IU45%
Vitamin C 26mg32%
Calcium 108mg11%
Iron 2mg11%
* Percent Daily Values are based on a 2000 calorie diet.