Bacon Wilted Salad

Bacon Wilted Salad

My broken wrist and fingers are hurting less from my fall mishap.  I find I can type for short periods of time without pain now.  🙂  So I thought I’d add the first salad I ever ate in my life to my blog.  Not a new, innovative salad, but a long-time favorite of mine.

When I was a young girl, this was the only salad my mother could get me to eat.  I didn’t like vinegar on ANYTHING!  But of course, the rest of the family added a splash of red wine vinegar in varying amounts.   That was their personal preference, but my preference was NONE!

This salad is delicious with grilled steaks but I like it for a complete lunch and sometimes add an extra slice of bacon.  Perfect for all you bacon lovers out there.  It is suitable for all phases of Atkins and Primal-Paleo as well.  It’s a great way to boost your day’s fat macros, too!!

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3 slices thick slice bacon, chopped

2 c. salad greens of your choosing (spinach, lettuce, arugula, radicchio,etc)

6 slices cucumber

Sprinkle of green onion, chopped

3 cherry tomatoes, sliced in half

OPTIONAL:  Splash of vinegar of your choice

DIRECTIONS:  Prepare the plate of salad greens, adding the cucumber slices and tomatoes on top.  Brown the bacon over high heat in a medium skillet.  Do not drain unless there is more than 3 T. grease in the pan.  Pour bacon with 3 T. of hot bacon grease over the greens to wilt them.  Serve at once with a heavy sprinkle of coarse black pepper and some nice grilled steaks.

NUTRITIONAL INFO:  Makes 1 serving which contains:

504 calories

49 g fat  (use less bacon & bacon grease to reduce fat)

7.6 g carbs, 3.8 g fiber, 3.8 g NET CARBS


8.2 g protein


6 thoughts on “Bacon Wilted Salad

  1. So glad you’re feeling better and in less pain. Good to hear from you too. This salad sounds yummy…will try this weekend when we have steaks! Thanks Peggy!

  2. So glad you are in some less pain now Peggy!!! Like Jen said, it’s good to hear!

    I’ve always liked this salad too, tho can’t remember having tomatoes in my wilted salads. So many variations of these standby recipes.
    I’ve never been a big vinegar fan either. Still not super crazy about it, but can go a little now in some things. Do not like red wine vinegar tho. Can’t stand red wine either!
    I do like just a little vinegar in my bacon grease & just a tad sweetener in it for my wilted salads. (That’s how I had them growing up, to of course it was sugar back then.)

    Come to think of it, I think most of the time I had wilted salad, it consisted of whatever salad greens, and the sweet bacon/vinegar dressing. Can’t really remember having much else in it usually. Good when all you have for a salad is the greens! 🙂 Your additions to it sound good tho! Please leave the black pepper off mine tho. 🙂 Didn’t like it as a child at all, still don’t like it. I still don’t cook with it other than what is in my creole seasoning. If anyone wants more pepper, it’s on the table (like your vinegar 🙂 ).

    1. Thanks, Billie. I find out Friday when they Xray through the cast if I will be OK without any surgery to correct any problem with healing. Man, am I ever getting tired of this “hot” cast. HAve tow ear it 2 more weeks he told me.

      1. I sure hope you don’t have to have surgery!! That would be the pits! Hope they find out you can get that thing off in 2 weeks!!
        I broke my arm/wrist when I was 37. Just a chip off the end of the arm bone (not even sure now which one, but it was SO painful, and took it forever to heal. I feal for you!!! Those casts are miserable! Mine was in the fall, but I can imagine how hot it would be. UGH!!! As soon as I could, I begged my doctor (who was a friend as well) to take it off, and let me go to a brace. I really can’t remember now how long I was in that cast, but it was a long time, and then quite a while longer in the brace.
        Hugs & Prayers that it will heal soon!!! No surgery!!!

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