Wilted Lettuce Salad

The theme for Monday Posts in June is Salads.

All types of salads – although there are only 4 Mondays we shall try for variety.

The only similarity is that they will be ‘side’ salads, rather than main course salads. Those will come later.

You can find more Lettuce & Vegetable Salads and / or Pasta & Grain Salads by clicking the links.

The first salad is one my mother made often when the lettuce was getting past its prime. She only planted Black-Seeded Simpson, which is a leaf lettuce – meaning it does not form heads.

I make it with whatever I have on hand.

The last leaves added to the skillet will be less wilted than the first…. It works out.

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Wilted Lettuce Salad

This is a fun change from the usual crisp salad but remember it’s wilted – not cooked.

  • Author: Kate
  • Prep Time: 10 minutes
  • Cook Time: 10 minutes
  • Total Time: 20 minutes
  • Yield: 2 servings 1x
  • Category: Salad


  • 8oz (250gr) leaf lettuce, or other lettuce
  • 2 tbs fresh dill weed (leaves), chopped
  • 3oz (90gr) bacon, chopped
  • 1/2 onion, chopped
  • 1/4 cup (2oz, 60gr) cider vinegar
  • 1 tsp sugar
  • 2 tsp olive oil


  • Pile lettuce up and cut it 3 or 4 times with a large knife.
  • Heat oil in a very large skillet.
  • Add onion, bacon and fry until bacon is crisp.
  • Add vinegar, sugar, and heat just until sugar dissolves.
  • Remove skillet from heat, add lettuce and dill. It may not all fit at first.
  • Using a tongs or 2 forks, carefully turn and toss the lettuce, coating it with the vinegar / bacon mixture.
  • Add more lettuce as the lettuce in the skillet wilts down, until it’s all added.
  • Give it one final toss, serve and eat immediately.


If you don’t have a kitchen scale – basically you want enough lettuce for 4 salads. You will look at it and think it’s way too much.  You will be wrong. It will wilt down to a perfect salad for two.


  • Serving Size: 1/2 recipe
  • Calories: 270
  • Sugar: 5.2 g
  • Sodium: 319.1 mg
  • Fat: 21.7 g
  • Saturated Fat: 6.3 g
  • Trans Fat: 0.1 g
  • Carbohydrates: 11.6 g
  • Fiber: 2.6 g
  • Protein: 7.9 g
  • Cholesterol: 27.7 mg

Keywords: wilted lettuce, lettuce salad, bacon

Wilted Lettuce Salad

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