Wilted Spinach Salad:
Substitute torn fresh spinach for the lettuce. Yield:
Wilted Lettuce Salad Tips
What does wilted lettuce mean?
When it comes to salad, wilted lettuce refers to a recipe that uses dressing made with hot bacon drippings. The warm dressing relaxes the lettuce, creating a comforting dish that’s reminiscent of Authentic German Potato Salad.
(You can even add potatoes to your wilted lettuce salad to get more of that effect.)
How do I make vegetarian wilted lettuce salad?
To make a vegetarian wilted lettuce salad, skip the bacon and make a warm vinaigrette using olive or vegetable oil. Add the vinegar, onions, sugar, salt and pepper to the oil, and heat it at a medium temperature until the sugar dissolves. To get a smoky flavor, add some liquid smoke.
What else can I add to wilted lettuce salad?
In addition to potatoes, consider adding radishes, tomatoes or leeks—whatever you have on hand. You can also experiment with different types of salad greens, such as spinach, endive or arugula. Some people prefer this salad with a creamy dressing, like the one in this Old-Fashioned Wilted Lettuce
recipe, which uses milk. Research contributed by Teddy Nykiel, Taste of Home Associate Editor
1 cup: 118 calories, 10g fat (4g saturated fat), 45mg cholesterol, 227mg sodium, 5g carbohydrate (3g sugars, 2g fiber), 3g protein.