Wilted Leaf Lettuce Salad Recipe
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Wilted Leaf Lettuce Salad Recipe

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When I think of my favorite meals from childhood, this salad comes to mind. Nothing beats garden lettuce wilted with bacon drippings, and no other recipe better captures the taste of long ago.
TOTAL TIME: Prep/Total Time: 15 min.
MAKES:4-6 servings
TOTAL TIME: Prep/Total Time: 15 min.
MAKES: 4-6 servings


  • 4 cups torn leaf lettuce
  • 1 small onion, sliced
  • 3 radishes, sliced
  • 6 Jones Dairy Farm Dry-Aged Bacon strips, diced
  • 2 tablespoons vinegar
  • 1 teaspoon brown sugar
  • 1/4 teaspoon ground mustard
  • 1/4 to 1/2 teaspoon salt
  • 1/8 teaspoon pepper

Nutritional Facts

1 each: 141 calories, 13g fat (5g saturated fat), 15mg cholesterol, 268mg sodium, 3g carbohydrate (2g sugars, 1g fiber), 3g protein.


  1. In a large salad bowl, toss lettuce, onion and radishes; set aside. In a skillet, cook bacon until crisp; remove with a slotted spoon to drain on paper towel. To the drippings, add vinegar, brown sugar, mustard, salt and pepper; bring to a boil. Pour over lettuce and toss; sprinkle with bacon. Serve immediately. Yield: 4-6 servings.
Originally published as Wilted Lettuce in Reminisce March/April 1995, p49

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gunslinger User ID: 544392 249315
Reviewed Jun. 11, 2016

"I made this with lettuce, green onions and radishes from my garden. Very tasty, I really liked the brown sugar in it!"

dogarchie User ID: 7224818 13163
Reviewed Apr. 14, 2013

"This is one of my favorite child hood recipes.Now I have a few grandchildren that think it is great."

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