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Turkey Bacon and Tomato Salad With Pennsylvania Dutch Sweet and Sour Salad Dressing

Deliciously easy and tasty lunch or dinner salad option with a unique Pennsylvania Dutch sweet and sour salad dressing.
Course Dinner
Cuisine American
Prep Time 15 minutes
Cook Time 15 minutes
Total Time 30 minutes
Servings 2
Calories 490kcal
Author Neil


Pennsylvania Dutch Sweet and Sour Salad Dressing Ingredients:-

  • 1 cup water
  • ¾ cup sugar
  • ¼ cup white vinegar
  • ½ teaspoon salt
  • ½ teaspoon paprika
  • ¼ teaspoon black pepper
  • ¼ teaspoon pumpkin pie spice*
  • ½ teaspoon onion powder
  • ½ teaspoon garlic powder

Salad Ingredients:-

  • 1 slice small of wholemeal** or rye bread
  • 1 tablespoon olive oil
  • 4 rashers of turkey bacon
  • 2 little gem lettuce’s***
  • 75 g cucumber
  • 2 tomatoes
  • 2 tablespoon sunflower seeds


Pennsylvania Dutch Sweet and Sour Salad Dressing Method:-

  • Heat water and sugar in a small sauce pan and stir until the sugar is dissolved. Remove from the heat and allow to cool.
  • Once cooled pour into a food processor or blender and add all the other ingredients and blend for 30 seconds.

Salad Method:-

  • Pre-heat oven to 180C.
  • Slice bread into cubes and mix in a pyrex bowl with the olive oil.
  • Place cubes onto a baking tray and bake in oven for 10 – 15 minutes until crunchy croutons are formed then remove from oven.
  • Grill the rashers of turkey bacon, allow to cool, then cut into small squares.
  • Shred the lettuce, and dice the tomatoes.
  • Cut the cucumber into slices and then quarter the slices.
  • Add all of the above ingredients into a large mixing bowl and add the sunflower seeds and mix together by hand.
  • Portion salad between 2 serving plates and drizzle with 2 – 3 tbsp. of the Dutch Sweet and Sour Salad Dressing.


* Pumpkin Pie Spice can be made by combining:-
4 tsp. ground cinnamon
4 tsp. ground nutmeg
4 tsp. ground ginger
3 tsp. all spice
**If you have time follow my own recipe to make your own wholemeal bread.
***I know I always use little gem lettuces in my salad recipes but you can use any such green lettuce like iceberg or romaine. I just like little gem lettuce’s as usually they are the freshest I can get with being available most of the year round in the UK!


Calories: 490kcal | Carbohydrates: 15.9g | Protein: 13.9g | Fat: 41.5g | Saturated Fat: 11.5g | Cholesterol: 49.8mg | Sodium: 1146.4mg | Fiber: 3.5g | Sugar: 5.6g | Vitamin C: 24.8mg | Calcium: 50mg | Iron: 1.8mg