Bacon, Lettuce & Tomato/Mother-in-law Salad

Sharon Colyer


My mother-in-law used to make a lettuce salad with bacon & egg & mayonnaise. Then, I thought a bacon, lettuce, & tomato salad would be refreshing, with the optional eggs, when desired. So became the Bacon, Lettuce, & Tomato/Mother-In-Law Salad.


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Makes 6 servings
40 Min
20 Min
Stove Top


  • 1/2 to 1 lb
    bacon or turkey bacon
  • 1
    head romaine or iceberg lettuce - rinsed, dried, and shredded
  • 2 large
    tomatoes, chopped or equal amount of cherry or grape tomatoes, cut in half
  • 2 c
    seasoned croutons (optional)

  • 1/2 to 3/4 c
    reduced fat mayonnaise
  • 1/4 c
    2% milk
  • 1 tsp
    garlic powder
  • 1/8 tsp
    or a pinch of ground black pepper
  • ·
    salt, to taste
  • 3 large
    boiled eggs (optional)

How to Make Bacon, Lettuce & Tomato/Mother-in-law Salad


  1. Start cooking bacon, and cook, until evenly browned. Drain, crumble, and set aside.
  2. At the same time, start eggs to boil, if using. When, they are through cooking, cool with cold water. Then, peel, place in a bowl, and cover them with plastic wrap, and put in the refrigerator, until serving time.
  3. Combine lettuce and bacon, in a large salad bowl. Cover with plastic wrap, & refrigerate.
  4. DRESSING: In a blender or food processor, combine dressing ingredients (mayo, milk, garlic powder, and black pepper). Blend, until smooth. Season dressing with salt to taste. Refrigerate, until serving time.
  5. Get lettuce, bacon, & eggs out of refrigerator, when ready to serve. Dry off, if there is any condensation on salad or eggs, and cut eggs into wedges or chop. Right before serving, add croutons, tomatoes, and eggs, if using. Toss salad with dressing, serve immediately. Makes 6 servings.

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