I was sceptical at first – how could a warm lettuce salad be good – surely it will just go soggy? But I had to try! I read a few recipes for inspiration and then came up with this little concoction which was actually lovely and tasty and not like a soggy pile of lettuce at all 🙂
Wilted lettuce salad with bacon and balsamic dressing
¼ iceberg lettuce (this was all I had in the fridge – next time I am going to use a stronger flavoured lettuce like a butter lettuce), shredded
4 rashers of bacon
2 teeny-weeny home grown green capsicum
1 giant home grown spring onion
½ small brown onion, diced
1 tsp crushed garlic
2 tbsp balsamic vinegar
8 cherry tomatoes
1. Dice bacon and fry in pan. Put aside in a bowl once cooked.
2. Cook onion, capsicum, and spring onion in bacon grease for 1-2 minutes. Add balsamic and continue stirring for approximately 5 minutes. Put aside in a bowl.
3. Toss lettuce in pan for 2-3 minutes. Turn regularly to ensure it doesn’t cook – you want to warm it and coat it in the dressing.
4. Serve lettuce topped with bacon and onion mixture and halved cherry tomatoes.
(I know it’s not diced – I forgot before I put it in the pan – duh! Round two was and made it much easier to eat!)