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5 from 4 votes

Wilted Lettuce Salad

This Wilted Lettuce Salad is a classic! It's absolutely delicious!
Prep Time20 mins
Cook Time10 mins
Total Time30 mins
Course: Salad
Cuisine: American, southern
Keyword: easy salad, hot salad, wilted lettuce salad, wilted salad
Servings: 4 servings
Author: The Southern Lady Cooks


  • 1 bunch of fresh leaf lettuce or about 4 or 5 cups of chopped lettuce
  • 4 or 5 slices bacon cooked, crumbled and set aside (save drippings)
  • 1/2 cup chopped green onions with tops
  • 4 or 5 radishes sliced
  • 3 tablespoons bacon drippings
  • 3 tablespoons white granulated sugar
  • 3 tablespoons apple cider vinegar


  • Combine lettuce, bacon, green onions and radishes in a salad bowl.
  • Heat bacon drippings, sugar and vinegar on top of the stove until sizzling and sugar is melted.
  • Pour over salad and toss.  Serve immediately.  Makes about 4 servings.