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Lettuce Frito Salad

 
This recipe can be made gluten free by choosing gluten-free versions of basic ingredients commonly found in supermarkets or online.gluten-free
 
One serving costs about $1.02

$1.02 per serving

4 people like this recipe

4 likes

This recipe is ready in 45 minutes

Ready in 45 minutes

12 gluten-free,gluten free side dish,salad
spoonacular Score:20%

Spoonacular Score: 20%

 

Lettuce Frito Salad might be just the side dish you are searching for. For $1.02 per serving, this recipe covers 7% of your daily requirements of vitamins and minerals. One serving contains 452 calories, 7g of protein, and 30g of fat. This recipe serves 12. It is brought to you by Julies Eats and Treats. It is a good option if you're following a gluten free diet. 4 people have tried and liked this recipe. If you have canolan oil, corn chips, bacon bits, and a few other ingredients on hand, you can make it. From preparation to the plate, this recipe takes about 0 minutes. Overall, this recipe earns a not so amazing spoonacular score of 33%. Try Frito Salad, Frito Corn Salad, and Frito Corn Salad for similar recipes.

Salad on the menu? Try pairing with Chardonnay, Gruener Veltliner, and Sauvignon Blanc. Sauvignon Blanc and Gruner Veltliner both have herby notes that complement salads with enough acid to match tart vinaigrettes, while a Chardonnay can be a good pick for creamy salad dressings. The District 7 Estate Chardonnay with a 5 out of 5 star rating seems like a good match. It costs about 18 dollars per bottle.

District 7 Estate Chardonnay

Our 2012 vintage has aromas of tropical fruit and butterscotch that lead into a lively blend of pear, pineapple and citrus flavors

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Ingredients

Servings:
1 cup
1 cup bacon bits
bacon bits
0.75 cups
0.75 cups canola oil
canola oil
0.25 cups
0.25 cups cider vinegar
cider vinegar
9.25 oz
9.25 oz corn chips
corn chips
8 oz
8 oz dried cranberries
dried cranberries
0.25 cups
0.25 cups mayonnaise
mayonnaise
2 Tbsps
2 Tbsps onion
onion
0.75 tsps
0.75 tsps poppy seeds
poppy seeds
0.5 tsps
0.5 tsps salt
salt
1 cup
1 cup shredded mozzarella cheese
shredded mozzarella cheese
0.75 cups
0.75 cups sugar
sugar
2 Tbsps
2 Tbsps cooked yellow mustard
cooked yellow mustard
1 cup bacon bits
1 cup
bacon bits
0.75 cups canola oil
0.75 cups
canola oil
0.25 cups cider vinegar
0.25 cups
cider vinegar
9.25 oz corn chips
9.25 oz
corn chips
8 oz dried cranberries
8 oz
dried cranberries
0.25 cups mayonnaise
0.25 cups
mayonnaise
2 Tbsps onion
2 Tbsps
onion
0.75 tsps poppy seeds
0.75 tsps
poppy seeds
0.5 tsps salt
0.5 tsps
salt
1 cup shredded mozzarella cheese
1 cup
shredded mozzarella cheese
0.75 cups sugar
0.75 cups
sugar
2 Tbsps cooked yellow mustard
2 Tbsps
cooked yellow mustard

Equipment

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Instructions

Read the detailed instructions on Julies Eats and Treats

Price Breakdown

Cost per Serving: $1.02
Ingredient
1 cup bacon bits
3/4 cup canola oil
1/4 cup cider vinegar
9 1/4 ounce corn chips
8 ounces dried cranberries
1/4 cup mayonnaise
2 Tbsps onion
3/4 teaspoon poppy seeds
1 cup shredded mozzarella cheese
3/4 cup sugar
2 Tbsps cooked yellow mustard
Price
$3.63
$0.46
$0.22
$2.25
$3.24
$0.28
$0.04
$0.09
$1.72
$0.21
$0.15
$12.29

Tips

Health Tips

  • If you're trying to cut back on sugar, consider replacing some of the sugar in this recipe with a sweetener like Stevia or Splenda. If you're against these kinds of sweeteners, start reducing the amount of real sugar you use until your tastebuds adjust.

  • Be conscious of your choice of cooking oils. Some studies have shown that vegetable oils like safflower oil, sunflower oil, and canola oil might actually contribute to heart disease. Olive oil is a good alternative for low temperature cooking, while coconut oil is a recent favorite for high temperature cooking. Do your research!

  • Although the body needs salt to survive, most of us get too much. The problem with consuming too much salt (what chemists call "sodium chloride") is actually the sodium part, which is why people concerned about high blood pressure go on low-sodium diets. If you are trying to reduce salt in your diet, you can try salt substitutes like potassium chloride or try to make do with less salt by using more black pepper, herbs, and spices.

Price Tips

  • Most dairy products stay good well past their sell-by date. Instead of throwing out perfectly safe food that is just a few days or maybe even a week or two old, make sure the product smells fine, has a normal texture, and doesn't taste funny. Sniff testing isn't exactly rocket science and it can keep you from wasting food (and money).

  • Dried fruit can be expensive, especially if you opt for organic. Your own dehydrator could be a great investment if you eat dried fruits regularly!

Cooking Tips

  • You should not store your onions with your potatoes because the gases they emit will make each other spoil faster. For more information about selecting and storing onions, check out this lesson about onions in the academy.

  • To keep your eyes from stinging and watering while cutting onions, trying popping the onion in the freezer for 15 minutes before you plan to start cooking. Chilling the onion slows the release of the enzyme responsible for teary eyes.

Green Tips

  • According to the Non-GMO Project, about 90% of the canola oil in the United States is made from genetically modified rapeseed, so if this issue is important to you be sure to buy certified organic or certified GMO-free canola oil!

Disclaimer

Nutritional Information

Quickview
451 Calories
6g Protein
29g Total Fat
42g Carbs
2% Health Score
Limit These
Calories
451
23%

Fat
29g
45%

  Saturated Fat
4g
30%

Carbohydrates
42g
14%

  Sugar
25g
28%

Cholesterol
18mg
6%

Sodium
495mg
22%

Get Enough Of These
Protein
6g
14%

Vitamin E
3mg
21%

Vitamin K
19µg
19%

Selenium
8µg
12%

Vitamin B2
0.2mg
12%

Phosphorus
109mg
11%

Fiber
2g
10%

Manganese
0.19mg
9%

Calcium
91mg
9%

Magnesium
26mg
7%

Zinc
0.97mg
6%

Vitamin B3
1mg
6%

Vitamin B12
0.33µg
5%

Vitamin B1
0.07mg
5%

Vitamin B6
0.09mg
5%

Copper
0.08mg
4%

Iron
0.61mg
3%

Vitamin B5
0.3mg
3%

Potassium
103mg
3%

Vitamin A
71IU
1%

Folate
4µg
1%

covered percent of daily need

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