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Wilted Lettuce Salad with Bacon Dressing

 Wilted Lettuce Salad with Bacon Dressing
To complement any entree, toss together this effortless and delicious salad.—Cheryl Newendorp, Pella, Iowa
6 ServingsPrep/Total Time: 15 min.


  • 6 cups torn leaf lettuce
  • 3 tablespoons finely chopped onion
  • 3 bacon strips, diced
  • 2 tablespoons red wine vinegar
  • 2-1/4 teaspoons sugar
  • 1-1/2 teaspoons water
  • Salt and pepper to taste
  • 1 hard-cooked egg, sliced


  • In a large salad bowl, combine the lettuce and onion; set aside.
  • Place bacon on a microwave-safe plate lined with paper towels. Cover
  • with another paper towel; microwave on high for 5-7 minutes or until
  • crisp. Using a slotted spoon, remove bacon to paper towels.
  • In a small microwave-safe dish, combine 1-1/2 teaspoons bacon
  • drippings, vinegar, sugar and water. Microwave, uncovered, on high
  • for 45 seconds or until sugar is dissolved; stir until smooth.
  • Pour over lettuce; sprinkle with salt and pepper. Add bacon and egg;
  • toss to coat. Yield: 6 servings.
Nutritional Facts: 1 serving (1 each) equals 95 calories,

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Nutritional Facts: 8 g fat (3 g saturated fat), 43 mg cholesterol, 98 mg sodium, 4 g carbohydrate, 1 g fiber, 3 g protein.