Better with Bacon – Iceburg, Potato, Bacon Salad

Something like this makes a GREAT side dish with a grilled steak or even chicken.

I like salad, I like potatoes and I sure as all heck like bacon…why not put all three togther in a easy recipe???


The fine folks at Capital News 9 in Albany, NY did just that…

I might switch the lettuce to a romaine, switch the dressing to a light ranch…but each is own!

Recipe after the jump…ICEBURG, POTATO, BACON SALAD

Serves 6-8


1 1/2 pounds baby red potatoes
8 slices bacon
1/3 cup chopped green onions (optional)
1 1/2 – 2 cups sliced grape or cherry tomatoes
approx. 1/2 head iceberg lettuce, chopped (or more to taste)
creamy blue cheese dressing to taste (bottled is fine)


Boil 1 1/2 pounds of baby red potatoes until they were cooked through, but still firm, and then drain them and cool them down and slice them into ½-inch thick slices.

Also, at the same time or before, cook 8 slices of bacon until they’re nice and crisp and crumble those and chop 1/3 cup green onions, if you’re using them, and slice 1 ½ – 2 cups of grape tomatoes.

It’s up to you how much lettuce you use. You might not even use half a head, it all depends on how crunchy you want the salad to be and cut it into chunks about the same size as the sliced potatoes.

In a large mixing bowl, add a generous amount of the creamy blue cheese dressing to the potatoes and use a rubber spatula to gently toss those together.

Then add as much of the chopped iceberg lettuce as you like and the sliced grape tomatoes and toss those together and, lastly, fold in the crispy crumbled bacon and green onions and it’s good to go!


This is best assembled right before serving so the lettuce and bacon stays nice and crisp.

Watch the VIDEO CAPITAL NEWS 9 website.

Originally posted 2009-05-19 12:11:57.

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Originally posted 2013-07-31 09:34:19. Republished by Blog Post Promoter