Behold, the yummy results of the bacon/blue cheese grilled salad goodness my dude and I made:
Damn. And man, it was good! I love standard wedge salads, but the addition of applying the lettuce to the grill really adds some depth to the flavor.
Here’s what you will need:
– Iceberg lettuce (1/4 of the head per serving)
– Bacon (3 slices per serving)
– Tomato (1/2 per serving)
– Green onion bundle
– Low fat blue cheese dressing (I like Marie’s Lite Chunky Blue Cheese, but really you can use whatever you’d like)
– Spray oil, I prefer grapeseed oil
Dice the tomato and chop the green onion. Cook the bacon per the directions on the package and then chop that as well. Chop the iceberg lettuce head in half and spray each half with a light layer of oil. Once your grill is up to a high heat, you will put the lettuce halves directly on the grill for about 2-3 minutes. Once you pull those grilled salad halves off the grill (there should be satisfying grill marks), divide them up into quarters. Each quarter gets a happy covering of a couple tablespoons of the lite dressing, and the chopped bacon, tomato, and green onion all over the top. Finally, cut the lemon into quarters and squeeze fresh lemon over the top of your salads.
Depending on what dressing you use it’s reasonably healthy. The bacon is a small amount of naughty in an otherwise low guilt meal. And bacon isn’t that bad as long as your not eating it excessively, in my opinion… For example, check out the nutritional info for a serving of the bacon we buy. One serving is 2 pan fried pieces and as mentioned before, we use 3 slices for this recipe per serving.
SUCH an EASY recipe. We have already made plans to make this again.