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Wilted Mixed Greens With Citrus Dressing


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  • 8 strips bacon - (abt 1/2 lb)
  • 2 tablespoons olive oil
  • 1 small apple thinly sliced
  • 1 small onion coarsely chopped
  • 1 packet sugar substitute
  • 3 tablespoons fresh-squeezed lemon juice
  • 4 1/2 teaspoons fresh-squeezed orange juice
  • 1 teaspoon grated lemon rind
  • 1 teaspoon grated orange rind
  • 1 1/2 pounds mixed greens - (abt 12 cups)
  • 1/2 teaspoon pomegranate seeds (optional)


Servings 8


Step 1

In a large skillet over medium-high heat, cook bacon 7 minutes, until brown and crisp. Drain bacon on paper towels; crumble and reserve. Pour bacon fat into a measuring cup and add as much olive oil as needed (about 3 tablespoons) to make 1/2 cup. Pour mixture back into skillet.

Add apple and onion to skillet. Cook until apple is fork tender, about 7 minutes. Stir in sugar substitue, lemon and orange juices and rinds. Mix well; heat 30 seconds.

Pour dressing over greens; add crumbled bacon and pomegranate seeds, if using. Toss until greens are well coated and wilted. Serve warm.

This recipe yields 8 servings.

Carbohydrates: 10 grams
Net Carbs: 7 grams
Fiber: 3 grams
Protein: 4 grams
Fat: 9 grams
Calories: 131

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