Bacon. Lettuce, Tomato & Watermelon Salad

Craving a BLT but worried it's not healthy? Try this salad version to bump up nitrition without compromising taste.

Yield: 4 servings
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  • 12 strip(s) Bacon cut into 1 inch pieces
  • 1 head(s) romaine lettuce chopped
  • 3 cup(s) watermelon diced
  • 1 1/2 cup(s) yellow cherry tomatoes halved
  • 2 cup(s) French bread cubed
  • 2 tablespoon(s) bacon drippings or extra virgen olive oil
  • 1/2 teaspoon(s) kosher salt
  • 1/4 teaspoon(s) black pepper


  1. Cook bacon in a large skillet until crisp; remove to a paper-towel-lined plate. reserve bacon drippings.

  2. Combine bread cubes and 2 Tbsp. reserved bacon drippings for the croutons in a bowl, stirring to coat bread with drippings. Saute bread cubes in a nonstick skillet over medium low heat until browned, 8-10 mins, stirring frequently. If croutons are too dry, add another 1 Tbsp. drippings as needed. Season croutons with salt and pepper.

  3. Divide lettuce among 4 plates. Top each salad with some of the bacon, watermelon, and tomatoes. Garnish with croutons and serve with Parmesan Black Pepper Dressing
September 2011

This recipe is a personal recipe added by Chrispalma46 and has not been tested or endorsed by MyRecipes.

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