Saturday, September 29, 2012

Lettuce Salad with Bacon and Almond Dressing

Alright, I know this salad looks okay, but believe me it is fantastic!  The flavor is wonderful with the combination of toasted almonds, bacon, garlic and fresh lettuce!  My husband and son love this... and well so do I!

Its quick and simple and you probably have most if not all of the ingredients in your house all the time.

Adapted from here.  

-1/2 cup sliced or chopped almonds
-1 1/2 oz. (about half of a 2.5 oz. bag) real bacon pieces OR 5 cooked slices of bacon crumbled
-1/4 cup sugar
-2 tbsp white vinegar
-1 tsp salt
-1/2 cup canola or vegetable oil
-1/2 tsp garlic powder
-2 heads leaf lettuce

1. In a small skillet over medium-low heat combine the bacon pieces and almonds. Stir to heat through and toast almonds.
 2. While bacon and almonds are toasting up, in a small bowl whisk together the sugar, vinegar, salt, oil and garlic.
3. Once the almond/bacon mixture is toasted and heated through add directly to the vinegar and oil mixture. {The warmth of the bacon and almonds will help to infuse the dressing mixture with that awesome bacon flavor!}
4. Wash and coarsely chop lettuce. {I always use the organic hearts of romaine.}
 5. Place prepared lettuce into a salad serving bowl.
 6. Pour the bacon dressing over the lettuce and toss to coat thoroughly, just before serving.
7. Enjoy! Print Friendly and PDF

1 comment:

  1. I made this and took it to a friends house. Everyone thought it was really great! I have shared it with them. Thank you!!!


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