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Wilted Lettuce in Vinegar Dressing

This classic wilted lettuce summer salad recipe is served with a tangy hot bacon dressing. A perfect side dish idea to a great wine pairing dinner.

4 lbs lettuce
6 slices bacon
2 tsp sugar
½ cup vinegar
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  1. Fry the bacon until crisp.
  2. Dice the bacon.
  3. Wilt the lettuce in 4 tablespoons of bacon fat.
  4. Cut greens into bite-sized pieces with kitchen scissors.
  5. Add...
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Nutritions

Calories
107

Sodium
176mg
7% DV

Fat
8g
13% DV

Protein
2g
5% DV

Carbs
1g
0% DV

Fiber
0.6g
2% DV
139

Seafood Salad with crab and lobster

If you're looking for a light dish to serve at a party, this is a good one. This would also be great at a summer garden party.

The recipe as written calls for Rosemary and Thyme, but you can substitute other herbs that you like better. Parsley and dill would also be nice in this dish.

3/4 cup orange juice concentrate
1/4 cup white wine vinegar
(1 tbsp) mayonnaise
1/4 cup olive oil
1 sprig fresh thyme
1 sprig fresh rosemary
salt and pepper to taste
1 cup lobster
8 oz small shrimp
12 oz lump crabmeat
1 large grapefruit
1 mango
1 avocado
(1/2 piece) fresh pineapple
2 tomatoes
18 lettuce leaves
1 lime
6
  1. Chop the fresh herbs very finely.
  2. Mix the orange juice, olive oil, vinegar, water, herbs and salt and pepper together. Refrigerate until ready to use.
  3. Remove the lobster, shrimp,...
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Nutritions

Calories
326

Sodium
439mg
18% DV

Fat
14g
22% DV

Protein
14g
29% DV

Carbs
38g
13% DV

Fiber
6g
27% DV
Photo by Erich Boenzli

This deliciously simple steamed beet salad is ready in 15 minutes. And by using the right beets, it'll leave you with a clean cutting board and clean hands.

2 medium golden beets ( peeled and chopped in cubes - about 2 cups )
4 Tbsp extra-virgin olive oil
3 Tbsp balsamic vinegar
4 Tbsp orange juice
1 tsp granulated sugar
1 tsp salt
4 oz lettuce
4 oz feta or goat cheese ( crumbled )
2
Nutritions

Calories
483

Sodium
1925mg
80% DV

Fat
37g
57% DV

Protein
11g
22% DV

Carbs
25g
8% DV

Fiber
5g
22% DV
Photo by Viana Boenzli

One question: Is there anything better than a BLT on a hot summer day?One answer: No, but let's take it up to a whole new level!

1 large tomato, sliced
2 leaves lettuce, washed and patted dry
2 slices bread, toasted
3 strips bacon
3 Tbsp mayonnaise
1 Tbsp extra-virgin olive oil
1 Tbsp brown sugar
12 leaves basil, thinly sliced
6 leaves sage, thinly sliced
salt and pepper
Nutritions

Calories
608

Sodium
43mg
1% DV

Fat
43g
67% DV

Protein
6g
12% DV

Carbs
33g
11% DV

Fiber
11g
44% DV

BLT Dip is a quick and easy cold dip recipe flavored with your favorite BLT toppings. It's the perfect party appetizer for your summer parties. It has layers of bacon, lettuce, cheese, tomatoes and is topped with diced green onions. What will you dip into this delicious BLT Dip?

8 oz cream cheese
1/2 cup mayonnaise
1/4 cup grated Parmesan cheese
1 cup chopped lettuce
8 bacon strips
5 plum tomatoes
1/4 cup minced green onions
1 1/2 cup shredded Colby Jack Cheese
20
  • In a medium sized bowl, beat together cream cheese, mayonnaise, and Parmesan until blended. Spread in shallow baking dish and pie plate.
  • Layer lettuce, bacon, tomatoes, cheese and onions on...
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Nutritions

Calories
149

Sodium
237mg
9% DV

Fat
11g
17% DV

Protein
5g
11% DV

Carbs
2g
0% DV

Fiber
0.7g
2% DV
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