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Tossed Wilted Lettuce Salad

My mother loved the outdoors and especially enjoyed working in her garden. When she served this salad, she would first prepare the dressing. The last thing she would do is go out to the garden to pick some lettuce. Mother timed all of this to serve my dad the freshest salad ever.
  • Total Time
    Prep/Total Time: 25 min.
  • Makes
    4 servings


  • 2 quarts fresh torn leaf lettuce
  • 2 tablespoons sliced green onions
  • 5 slices bacon
  • 1/4 cup vinegar
  • 1 teaspoon ground mustard
  • 1-1/2 teaspoons sugar
  • 1/4 teaspoon salt
  • 1/4 teaspoon pepper
  • 1/8 teaspoon garlic salt


  • Place lettuce and onions in a salad bowl; set aside. In a skillet, fry bacon until crisp. Remove bacon; set aside. In the drippings, combine all remaining ingredients. Bring to a boil, stirring constantly. Immediately pour over salad. Crumble bacon and add to salad; toss well. Serve immediately.
Nutrition Facts
1 cup: 189 calories, 17g fat (6g saturated fat), 19mg cholesterol, 422mg sodium, 6g carbohydrate (3g sugars, 2g fiber), 4g protein.

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  • Angel182009
    Jun 10, 2017

    The bacon really adds great flavor to this salad. I was looking for a recipe similar to my husband's Grandma's wilted salad. This was almost exact. I will definitely make again.

  • gunslinger
    Jun 15, 2016

    Delicious dressing for salad made with my garden fresh lettuce and green onions!

  • Isolda
    Jan 30, 2010

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