5CATS4ME'S GERMAN SALAD
3 slices bacon, chopped
2 tablespoons bacon grease
2 tablespoons vinegar
2 tablespoons granular Splenda or equivalent liquid Splenda *
3 tablespoons mayonnaise
5 ounces romaine lettuce, chopped (see my comment below)
2 hard boiled eggs, chopped
2 ounces cucumber, about 8 slices
4 ounces grape tomatoes, halved, about 16
1 large mushroom, sliced thin
1 1/2 ounces red onion, sliced thin, about 1/4 cup
Fry the bacon until crisp; drain on paper towels and reserve 2 tablespoons of the grease. Let the grease cool 5-10 minutes then add the vinegar, Splenda and mayonnaise; whisk well. In a large bowl, toss the remaining ingredients and the bacon. Pour the dressing over the salad and toss to coat.
Makes about 4 very large servings
Do not freeze
* Deduct 1 carb per serving if using liquid Splenda
Per Serving: 221 Calories; 20g Fat; 6g Protein; 6g Carbohydrate; 1g Dietary Fiber; 5g Net Carbs
This is so good that it was hard to stop eating it. Of course you can add whatever salad veggies you like and leave out the ones you don't. If you don't have a kitchen scale, just fill a big salad bowl with lettuce and it will be close enough. I served the salad with some Oven-Smoked Brisket and the combination was perfect. Click the photo above to view a close-up.
UPDATE: I found some really nice avocados on sale and thought they might make a tasty addition to this salad. They were delicious and I would definitely add them again. They are not included in the carb counts.
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