Delicious salad that is guaranteed not to have much in the way of leftovers!  Double the recipe, if serving more than 4 people.  The wilted lettuce salad does not keep very well.  Lemon juice in the dressing is a great alternative if you are battling Candida (yeast) issues.

See Mogli below...he came to visit me for some bananas.  He often does.  Mogli is a coatimundi (click to read more).  He lives in the jungle in Central/South America.   Thought I'd share just for fun!

Half a large head of Iceberg lettuce
1/cup chopped red pepper (60 mL)
1/cup chopped orange pepper (60 mL)
8 bacon strips, cooked and crumbled
1 tbsp bacon fat (15 mL)
2/cup sliced almonds (150 mL)
Sweet and Sour Dressing:
1/cup light-tasting olive oil (60 mL)
Liquid sweetener to equal  2 tbsp (30 mL)
2 tbsp powdered erythritol (30 mL)
1 tbsp lemon juice, OR vinegar (15 mL)
1/tsp salt (2 mL)
1/tsp black pepper (1 mL)

Wash lettuce and dry in salad spinner.  Place in salad bowl along with peppers and 3 chopped, crispy bacon strips. 

In nonstick frying pan, toast almonds in bacon fat over medium heat.  Stir in remaining bacon bits.  Allow to cool while making the dressing.

Sweet and Sour Dressing:  In blender, combine olive oil, liquid sweetener, erythritol, lemon juice, OR vinegar, salt and black pepper.

Toss salad with dressing.  Place bacon-almond mixture on top of salad.  Serve immediately.

Yield:  4 servings
1 serving
307.8 calories
15.3 g protein
25.4 g fat
2.1 g fiber
4.2 g net carbs 

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Hello Mogli!

Oh, Mogli, that is a nice banana!

 Are you acting shy now?  Have you had enough to eat?

Bye Mogli!  See you tomorrow or the next day or the next!
Mogli is incredibly tame and will come right up to me when he is hungry, as do the squirrels and Titi monkeys (Jeoffroy's Tamarin).  Only problem is the other day Mogli gave me a flea! ;)  I usually try to keep my distance, as they are still wild animals, and one mustn't take a chance.