I can recall my mom making this simple and tasty salad every summer growing up, and as a kid, BACON made everything better! The hot bacon dressing covers the greens so that every leaf drips with flavor. I've put my own spin on this tradition by adding crumbled blue cheese and toasted pecans.
Wilted Lettuce Salad
Yield: 6 servingsPrep Time: 15 minutes
4 bacon strips, cut up
1/4 cup white vinegar
2 tablespoons water
2 green onions with tops, sliced
2 teaspoons sugar
1/4 teaspoon salt
1/4 teaspoon pepper
8 to 10 cups torn leaf lettuce or baby spinach
Optional Toppings: Crumbled blue cheese, chopped pecans, chopped boiled egg
In a large skillet, cook bacon over medium heat until crisp. Using a slotted spoon, remove to paper towels to drain. To the hot drippings, add the vinegar, water, onions, sugar, salt and pepper, stirring until sugar is dissolved. Place lettuce in a salad bowl; immediately pour dressing over and toss lightly. Serve immediately.