Friday, September 23, 2011

Recipe Friday - BLT Lettuce Wraps and Salpicon

I had thought I would have a couple of really good recipes to share with you this week but . . .I had some not so great things this week so I'm going to share two recipes I used for lunch this week! 

Isn't that pretty food??? 

adapted from : Gina's Skinny Recipes

This a delicious fruit salad that leaves you with a refreshing drink when you are done.  The best part is that you can use any fruit combination that you want to.  I would suggest that you add the Sprite about 5-10 minutes prior to eating it so that the flavors have a moment o blend.  I would suggest using watermelon every time because of the liquid it gives off plus at least one or two other fruits that have a lot of juice like pineapple or a good orange.  Also, you can reduce the amount of fruit and just make enough for 1 person :-)

  • 1 1/2 cups diced apples, I used green and macintosh
  • 1 1/2 cups diced strawberries
  • 1 1/2 cups diced watermelon
  • 1 1/2 cups diced banana
  • 1 1/2 cups diced papaya
  • 1 1/2 cups diced orange
  • 1 1/2 cups diced fresh pineapple
  • 1 1/2 cups grapes (red and green)
  • 1 1/2 cups diced kiwi
  • 6 1/2 cups Sprite Zero

Dice all fruit to equal size 1/2 inch pieces. Refrigerate until ready to serve. When ready to serve combine with sparkling soda and place in a large pitcher or punch bowl. Ladle into cups and serve with a spoon.

BLT Lettuce Wraps
Adapted from: Gina's Skinny Recipes

These surprised me.  I kept wanting to change the ingredients but decided to stick with the recipe the first time and it was pretty much dead on.  I do think that next time I might not put the shredded lettuce in the lettuce cups - that's a lot of lettuce!! 


  • 4 slices lean bacon (pork or turkey) cooked and chopped
  • 1 medium tomato, diced
  • 1 tbsp light mayonnaise (I like Hellman's)
  • 3 large iceberg lettuce leaves
  • fresh cracked pepper

Carefully remove 2 large outer leaves of a head of lettuce. If you rip or tear one, just save it for the 3rd leaf you need to shred. Shred the 3rd leaf and set aside.

Dice tomato and set aside in a bowl.

Combine diced tomato with mayonnaise and fresh black pepper.

Place lettuce cups on a plate, top with shredded lettuce.

Add tomato...

Then bacon and roll it like a wrap and dig in!