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

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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