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wilted bacon summer salad

Wilted Bacon Summer Salad

A warm, wilted salad perfect for those fragile (and not so fragile) lettuces that pop up in late spring and summer. Serve this delicious salad alongside any grilled meat for a quick summer meal!

Course Dinner, Lunch
Cuisine AIP, Dairy-free, Gluten-free, Grain-free, Low-Carb, Paleo
Prep Time 5 minutes
Cook Time 15 minutes
Total Time 20 minutes
Servings 4
Calories 80 kcal
Author Emily Stauch


  • 4-5 slices bacon
  • 6-8 cups lettuce, romaine or fragile chopped
  • 5 green onions rough chop
  • 1.5 Tbsp coconut sugar
  • 3 Tbsp apple cider vinegar
  • 1.5 Tbsp water


  1. In a large skillet over medium-low heat, cook bacon until desired crispiness. Remove bacon from pan to cool on paper towel lined plate.

  2. In the same skillet with bacon drippings, add roughly chopped green onions to cook for 30 seconds.

  3. Add the coconut sugar to the green onions and cook stirring occasionally until sugar is melted and onions wilted, about 1-2 minutes.

  4. Add apple cider vinegar and water to the skillet and stir to deglaze the pan.

  5. Stir in lettuce to wilt, 1-2 minutes. While lettuce is wilting, crumble the bacon and add to the skillet. Taste for more vinegar.

  6. When lettuce is wilted to your liking, remove from heat and serve immediately.