Tomato and Bacon Salad in Bibb Lettuce Cups

Total Time
Prep 15 mins
Cook 0 mins

This is a simple, tasty salad or appetizer with a nice presentation. You can also use endive instead of the Bibb lettuce. From Gourmet, this will make 24 appetizers.

Ingredients Nutrition

  • 4 tomatoes, vine-ripened, seeded and chopped fine (about 2 cups)
  • 6 slices bacon, cooked until crisp and crumbled
  • 14 cup sweet onion, finely chopped (to taste)
  • 2 tablespoons olive oil (preferably extra-virgin)
  • 2 teaspoons balsamic vinegar (to taste)
  • 24 leaves bibb lettuce, outer leaves (about 4 heads)
  • 14 cup fresh basil leaf, finely shredded for garnishment
  • basil sprig, garnishment


  1. In a bowl toss together tomatoes, bacon, onion, oil, vinegar, and salt and pepper to taste. Spoon mixture into lettuce leaves and sprinkle with shredded basil.
  2. Serve lettuce cups on a platter garnished with basil sprigs.


Most Helpful

Such a great salad. I mean it has bacon, so you already had me there! But on top of looking really beautiful, it tasted fabulous too. Really lovely. The perfect contrast between salty, acidic and slightly sweet; love this salad!

anniesnomsblog March 16, 2016

I had 2 slices of bacon that were just begging to be cooked - Lovely salad lovely dressing Thankslazyme for posting

Bergy October 31, 2006

This recipe looks wonderful on the table and tastes pretty good. I felt it was missing some type of soft cheese. Next time, I think I will try it with goat or blue cheese to make it fabulous!

Cook4_6 August 19, 2006

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