This was what I fixed for lunch today and it was delicious. It combines two of my very favorite things: bacon and my Shawarma Salad Dressing. This yummy, filling salad can be enjoyed at all phases of Atkins, Keto diets and Primal-Paleo as well! Nutritional numbers are approximate, as I can’t know how much of the greens you will put into each salad bowl. Salads aren’t an exact science in my opinion. Most of the calories and fat are, as you might expect, in the dressing.
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6 oz. raw bacon, cut into 1/2″ pieces
Enough greens for 4 salads: romaine or lettuce of choice, green onion, celery, bell pepper
1 small carrot, peeled and slivered with peeler
8 cherry tomatoes, sliced in halves
6 slices cucumber, sliced again into halves
4 T. my Shawarma Salad Dressing
3 T. hot bacon grease
DIRECTIONS: Prepare the salad greens in a large salad serving bowl. Set aside. In a skillet, brown the bacon until fully done to your liking. Dip bacon onto paper towels to drain. Turn off heat and let skillet cool a few minutes. Drain off for some other use all but 3 T. of the bacon grease. You only want 3 T. left in the skillet. Add the shawarma mayo to the skillet grease and stir quickly. Pour over the salad greens and top with the cooked bacon. Serve at once as this salad is supposed to be slightly warm at serving.
NUTRITIONAL INFO: Makes 4 salads, each contains approximately:
409 calories, 43 g fat, 6.45 g carbs, 2.75 g fiber, 3.7 g NET CARBS, 4 g protein, 380 mg sodium