This wedge salad is a delicious and easy side or main dish to serve for warmer days. It’s paleo, whole30, keto, and easy to make AIP.

Romaine Wedge Salad

I love wedge salad. It’s one of the only salads that I would eat when I was younger and one that my husband likes to order when we go out to eat. Wedge salad can often just be a vehicle for tons of cheese and low-quality dressing and isn’t always the most nutrient dense salad in the world. So, making it home can often be a much better option.

This wedge salad is made with romaine lettuce to keep it more nutrient dense, along with a dairy free ranch, and tasty toppings like shrimp, radish, bacon, and red onion. It’s a great main dish if you want something a little lighter, or you can serve it as a side or appetizer for a picnic or BBQ!

The Ingredients for the Romaine Wedge Salad

Iceberg or romaine lettuce

Iceberg lettuce is the traditional way to make a wedge salad. It’s crunchy, easy to cut, and cheap. But let’s be honest… it’s not super nutrient dense. You can for sure keep it classic with iceberg lettuce, or if you want to up the nutrient density of the salad, you can simply just slice romaine hearts in half!


Shrimp is one of my favorite proteins to have on hand during warmer weather because they cook so fast! All you need


What’s a wedge salad without bacon, right? Bacon is always welcome in my book.

Radish, red onion, and grape tomato (omit for AIP)

You can leave the tomatoes off if you’re nightshade free, and add toppings like red onion and sliced radish. These add some more flavor and nutrient density to the salad.

Dairy free ranch dressing

You have a lot of options here for a dairy free ranch. You can use a pre-made version like primal kitchen if you tolerate it, or a homemade version like one of these…

Romaine Wedge Salad

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Easy Romaine Wedge Salad (Paleo, Whole30, Keto, AIP)

  • Author: Michelle
  • Prep Time: 10
  • Cook Time: 10
  • Total Time: 20 minutes
  • Yield: 3 servings 1x


This wedge salad is a delicious and easy side or main dish to serve for warmer days. It’s paleo, whole30, keto, and easy to make AIP.



  • 34 slices of bacon, chopped
  • 1/2 lb small shrimp, peeled and deveined
  • 3 romaine hearts
  • 1/41/3 cup dairy-free ranch dressing (see below for options)
  • 1/2 red onion, diced
  • 68 grape tomatoes, sliced (omit for AIP)
  • 46 radishes, sliced thin
  • 2 tsp chives, chopped
  • 1/2 tsp black pepper (omit for AIP)


  1. Using a large skillet, cook the bacon on medium heat until crispy. Remove from the pan and set aside, leaving about 2 tbsp of fat in the pan.
  2. Add the shrimp to the same pan and cook for about 2 minutes on each side, or until the shrimp are pink. Set aside and allow to cool slightly.
  3. Prepare the wedge salad lining up three plates. Washing the romaine hearts well, slice in half and divided between the three plates.
  4. Dress each salad with the ranch dressing, red onion, tomato, radish, bacon, and shrimp. Finish with chives and black pepper.
  5. Serve chilled and enjoy!


Ranch dressing options include Primal Kitchen Ranch or Paleo dump ranch. For AIP you can use, AIP ranch dressing orAIP avocado ranch dressing.

All nutrition facts are estimations and will vary. Nutrition facts do not include ranch dressing options.

  • Category: Salad
  • Cuisine: American


  • Serving Size: 1 serving
  • Calories: 210
  • Fat: 11.8g
  • Carbohydrates: 6.5g
  • Fiber: 2.4g
  • Protein: 20.3g

Romaine Wedge Salad