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

Ingredients

  • 4 cups torn leaf lettuce
  • 1 small onion, sliced
  • 3 radishes, sliced
  • 6 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 serving (1 each) equals 141 calories, 13 g fat (5 g saturated fat), 15 mg cholesterol, 268 mg sodium, 3 g carbohydrate, 1 g fiber, 3 g protein.

Directions

  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

Nutritional Facts

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

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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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