With its hot bacon dressing, this salad won’t wait for late-comers to the table; be sure to dress it just before serving.
6 cups torn romaine lettuce
4 cups torn green or red leaf lettuce
2 Red or Golden Delicious apples, cored and sliced
1/2 cup sliced celery
6 slices bacon
1/3 cup cider vinegar
1/4 cup water
1 package (.6-ounce) Italian salad dressing mix
2 teaspoons sugar
1/4 cup sliced green onion
Ground black pepper
1. In large serving bowl, combine romaine, leaf lettuce, apples, and celery; set aside.
2. In skillet, fry bacon until crisp; reserve drippings. Drain and crumble bacon into salad. In same skillet, combine reserved bacon drippings, the vinegar, water, salad dressing mix, and sugar; heat to boiling. Pour over salad. Top with green onion and black pepper; toss salad gently. Serve immediately.