With its hot bacon dressing, this salad won't wait for late-comers to the table; be sure to dress it just before serving
6 cups torn romaine lettuce
4 cups torn green or red leaf lettuce
2 Red or Golden Delicious apples, cored and sliced
1/2 cup sliced celery
6 slices bacon
1/3 cup cider vinegar
1/4 cup water
1 package (.6-ounce) Italian salad dressing mix
2 teaspoons sugar
1/4 cup sliced green onion
Ground black pepper
In large serving bowl, combine romaine, leaf lettuce, apples, and celery; set aside.
In skillet, fry bacon until crisp; reserve drippings. Drain and crumble bacon into salad. In same skillet, combine reserved bacon drippings, the vinegar, water, salad dressing mix, and sugar; heat to boiling.
Pour over salad. Top with green onion and black pepper; toss salad gently. Serve immediately.
Nutrition information per serving
protein: 4g; fat: 10g; carbohydrate: 13g; fiber: 3g; sodium: 165mg; cholesterol: 5; calories: 132.