Wednesday, May 15, 2013

80--- Butter & Bacon Salad

Now that I have your attention........

As I was dreaming up this salad, complete with butter lettuce, nature's butter (avocado) and butter beans, I asked my hubbster what else it needed.  He said "Bacon".  Of course, I scoffed.  And then I thought about it.  Could he be right?  And then I made a Butter & Bacon Salad and he was right.  Hear that, honey? You were RIGHT.

Butter & Bacon Salad
Serves 2

1 head butter lettuce (also known as bib lettuce), leaved
1 cup butter beans, drained and rinsed (also known as lima beans)
1/2 avocado, sliced
2 slices bacon, chopped
1/3 cup apple cider vinegar
1 tsp honey
1 tsp Dijon mustard
1 green onion, chopped
Salt and fresh ground black pepper

In a nonstick skillet over medium-high heat, cook chopped bacon until crisp.  Add butter beans and vinegar to the skillet and saute ~ 2 minutes.  Whisk in honey and mustard.  Continue to saute beans until warm and vinegar has thickened and reduced slightly, ~3-4 minutes.  

On each plate, layer 5-6 lettuce leaves.  Spoon bean mixture on top of lettuce and drizzle evenly with remaining skillet liquid.  Top with avocado slices and green onions.  Sprinkle with salt and pepper and serve.

Nutrition Info per 1 salad: 236 calories, 9 g fat (7 g monounsaturated), 10 g protein, 18 g carbohydrates, 10 g fiber


  1. you use regular bacon and not turkey bacon, right?

  2. This salad sounds so pure and clean. I hope you don't mind me adding it to the salad link up I am featuring today on HammockTracks.