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Throw it all on the grill. Grill the lettuce, bread, and tomatoes and toss it in a bowl for a refreshing take on salad.

Source: Better Homes and Gardens

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Credit: Andy Lyons

Recipe Summary

prep:
20 mins
grill:
2 mins
stand:
15 mins
total:
37 mins
Servings:
8
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Ingredients

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Directions

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  • Brush cut sides of lettuce and bread with 1 tablespoon of the oil. Thread tomatoes onto skewers,* leaving 1/4 inch between each tomato. For a charcoal or gas grill, place lettuce and bread, cut sides down, and tomato skewers on the rack of a covered grill directly over medium heat. Grill for 2 to 4 minutes or until light grill marks appear on lettuce and tomatoes and bread is toasted, removing food from grill as it is done. Coarsely chop lettuce and cut bread into 1-inch pieces. Remove tomatoes from skewers.

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  • For vinaigrette, in a large skillet cook bacon over medium heat until crisp. Remove bacon and drain on paper towels, reserving drippings in skillet. Cut up bacon; set aside. If necessary, add enough of the remaining 1 tablespoon oil to the reserved drippings to equal 3 tablespoons. Add onion to the reserved drippings; cook until tender, stirring occasionally. Add vinegar, honey, salt, and pepper. Cook about 1 minute more or until reduced slightly, stirring to scrape up crusty browned bits.

  • In a large bowl combine lettuce, bread, tomatoes, bacon, basil, and cheese. Drizzle with vinaigrette; toss gently to coat. Let stand for 15 minutes before serving.

Tip:

This recipe can easily be doubled to serve 14 to 16 people.

*Tip:

If using wooden skewers, soak in water for at least 30 minutes; drain before using.

Nutrition Facts

135 calories; fat 9g; cholesterol 13mg; saturated fat 3g; carbohydrates 8g; mono fat 4g; poly fat 1g; insoluble fiber 1g; sugars 1g; protein 4g; vitamin a 1554.9IU; vitamin c 4.1mg; thiamin 0.1mg; niacin equivalents 0.8mg; vitamin b6 0.1mg; folate 24.2mcg; vitamin b12 0.1mcg; sodium 245mg; potassium 134mg; calcium 40.4mg; iron 0.4mg.
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