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Roasted Onion Bacon & Tomato Salad

Roasted Onion Bacon & Tomato Salad

By Traeger Kitchen

Complement your main course with this crunchy side. Sweet onions are smoked over hickory then roasted till tender before getting tossed with lettuce, tomatoes, cucumber, and crispy bacon, all tied together with a homemade vinaigrette.

Prep Time

15 Minutes

Cook Time

2 Hours





  • 1

    When ready to cook, set temperature to 180℉ and preheat, lid closed for 15 minutes. For optimal flavor, use Super Smoke if available

  • 2

    Arrange the onions on the grill grate. Smoke for 30 minutes. Take onions off the grill and wrap each individually in aluminum foil. Return to the grill.

    180 ˚F / 82 ˚C

    Super Smoke

    • 4  sweet onion

  • 3

    Increase the temperature to 350℉. When grill is preheated, roast the onions until tender, about 1 hour. Remove from grill and cool.

    350 ˚F / 177 ˚C

  • 4

    Place bacon directly on the grill grate next to the onions and cook for 30 to 35 minutes or desired crispiness. Remove from grill, cool and crumble. Set aside.

    350 ˚F / 177 ˚C

    • 6 Slices bacon

  • 5

    When onions are cooled, coarsely chop the onions and discard the ends.

  • 6

    For the dressing: In a large mixing bowl combine the red wine vinegar, salt, and pepper. Slowly whisk in the olive oil.

    • 2 Tablespoon red wine vinegar

    • To Taste salt and pepper

    • 1/2 Cup olive oil

  • 7

    To make the salad combine lettuce, cucumber, tomatoes, smoked onions, and bacon crumbles in a large bowl. Pour dressing on top and toss salad until well coated.

    • 2 Cup lettuce

    • 1  English Cucumber

    • 1 Pint cherry tomatoes

  • 8

    Top with croutons and parmesan cheese. Enjoy!

    • 1 Cup croutons, for serving

    • 1/2 Cup Parmesan cheese

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