Tomato and Bacon Salad in Bibb Lettuce Cups

READY IN: 15mins
Recipe by lazyme

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.

Top Review by anniesnomsblog

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!

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.

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