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BLT Salad

My cooking club is back!  We took a break over the summer since it would be nearly impossible for us to meet with kids home.  We met last Friday, and it was great to just relax, and have a wonderful lunch.  This month the theme was Tomatoes!  Oh the possibilities…..

I almost made Bruschetta.  But I saw this salad, and had to find a reason to make it.  It has tomatoes, so I figured it would work.  I am not normally a salad girl.  I mean, I like a good salad, it doesn’t even have to have all the fatty stuff on there.  But they are just never the same when I make them at home, so I am usually disappointed.  But I am glad to say, this one did not disappoint one bit!

I had tons of fresh tomatoes to put in this, and it really made them pop.  Lots of great flavor, and such a bright color.  The dressing is mayo based, so I was really nervous (I don’t like mayo at all), but it was really good.  It worked so well with the salad.  And, you know you can never go wrong when bacon is involved.  I had the leftovers for dinner the next day, and it was still wonderful.  I served the dressing on the side, so it wouldn’t get soggy.

BLT Salad
 
Serves: 6
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A classic BLT in the form of a salad. Crisp romaine lettuce with bacon, tomatoes, croutons and a creamy dressing.
Ingredients
Salad
  • 1 head romaine lettuce, coarsely chopped
  • ½ cup chopped red onion
  • 3 Roma tomatoes, chopped
  • 6 slices bacon, cooked and crumbled
  • 4 slices bread, diced
  • 1 tablespoon unsalted butter
Dressing
  • ½ cup mayonnaise
  • 1 to 2 tablespoons maple syrup
  • 4 teaspoons whole-grain mustard
  • 1 tablespoon fresh lemon juice

Instructions
  1. In a skillet melt the butter. Toss the diced bread in the butter, and toast for about 6 minutes until crispy.
  2. In a small bowl whisk together all the ingredients for the dressing.
  3. In a large bowl, combine all the ingredients for the salad, and toss. Serve with the dressing on the side.

Notes
Adapted from What’s Megan Making

 

 

 

Comments

  1. Lora @cakeduchess says:

    How fun that you have a cooking club. I think that’s such a fun idea. I love this vibrant and delicious salad, Erin:) A little bruschetta on the side is a great idea;)

  2. ERIN! I have been missing your blog lately. I apologize for not stopping by in a while. Thank you for coming by and reminding me to see what you are up to!

    Your salad looks amazing! Holy cow. I love BLTs, they are a go-to comfort meal for me really. This salad looks totally solid!

  3. I love the idea of a cooking club! This salad looks like the perfect thing to bring too!

  4. Anything with bacon and I’m game. Love this fresh looking salad!

  5. Beautiful salad, great flavors!

  6. Looks fantastic Erin! So glad to hear the club is back in action. Great salad…both healthy and hearty and perfect for any occasion. Love it!

    Have a great week!
    Cheers!
    ~Kate

  7. great fresh meal- and yay for bacon!

  8. I love those yellow tomatoes, they’re so pretty and add so much color to this salad! Bacon is always a good call in salads too – can’t wait to try this!

  9. sounds like a great salad for a cooking club or anytime!

  10. What a great idea for a salad – this would be loved by many!!

  11. Lovely salad!! I love that you have a cooking club…that’s really cool. :) I only have a cooking club with my mother… hee!hee!

  12. What a perfect salad! Love all of the ingredients and simple to make.

  13. Cooking club sounds so fun! Love this salad, great contribution :)

  14. Oh my, this salad looks incredible. I love all the tomatoes you added and, of course, the bacon. Bacon makes everything better. Yum!

  15. Those tomatoes look so delicious. I am going to miss the fresh ones from the garden as it turns colder.

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