Thursday, March 31, 2011

iceberg lettuce salad with bacon and tomato vinaigrette and feta cheese

iceberg lettuce wedges
bacon and tomato vinaigrette (recipe below)
fresh bacon bits
grape tomatoes (halved)
feta cheese crumbles

bacon and tomato vinaigrette:
3 tbsp. tomato paste
2 tbsp. white balsamic vinegar
1 tbsp. bacon fat (reserved for cooking the bacon)
1 tbsp. shallots (finely diced)
1/4 tsp. sugar
pinch kosher salt
pinch fresh cracked black pepper
1/3 cup extra virgin olive oil

whisk together the tomato paste, white balsamic, bacon fat, shallots, sugar, salt and pepper. while whisking slowly add in the olive oil until everything is mixed together.

makes about 1 cup dressing.

place the iceberg lettuce on the plate. add grape tomatoes, and sprinkle with bacon bits and feta cheese crumbles. top with bacon and tomato vinaigrette.

enjoy :)


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