Wilted Lettuce Salad

Wilted Lettuce

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


  • 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.


Keywords: wilted lettuce, lettuce salad, bacon

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