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BLT Salad

BLT Salad – A delicious salad that is inspired by the classic BLT salad. It is loaded with fresh tomatoes, crispy bacon, crunch croutons and tossed with an creamy herb dressing.

BLT Salad – A delicious salad that is inspired by the classic BLT salad. It is loaded with fresh tomatoes, crispy bacon, crunch croutons and tossed with an creamy herb dressing.

In the summer when garden fresh tomatoes are in season one of my favorite things to enjoy is a BLT sandwich. Fresh, juicy tomatoes with smoky bacon make for an absolutely delicious sandwich.

Turning that into a salad is just a great idea! You can easily add grilled chicken to bulk it up and make it a meal, and the creamy herb dressing goes perfectly with it.

looking down on bowl with bacon, lettuce, tomato, croutons and avocado

 

BLT Salad Ingredients

  • Lettuce – I like to use romaine lettuce for this because it is crunchy and doesn’t take over any of the other flavors. Iceberg is another great option. But really anything goes, whatever you like works.
  • Tomatoes – fresh cherry tomatoes sliced in half
  • Bacon – cooked and crumbled bacon. You can leave the pieces large or dice them up small to have a piece in every bite.
  • Avocado – It is the one thing that is a must on a BLT for me.
  • Croutons – This is like the bread of the sandwich, whatever your favorite croutons are or make Homemade Croutons.
tossed blt salad in a bowl with fork

BLT Salad Dressing

This is a little bit like ranch, but not quite. It is tangy, creamy, herby and delicious! It goes well on just about anything, so make extra.

  • Mayo
  • Sour Cream
  • Parsley
  • Garlic
  • Lemon Juice
  • Spicy Mustard
  • Salt and Pepper
  • Onion Powder
BLT salad ingredients arranged in a bowl

Assembling The Salad

This is one of the easiest salads to assemble, because you really just add all of the ingredients to a bowl and pour in some dressing.

Homemade dressing takes this BLT salad from ordinary to over the top! You can definitely just use a bottle of ranch if that is what you have, but making the dressing takes less than 5 minutes and is so easy!

  1. Add all of your lettuce to the large serving bowl. The bigger the better so you can toss everything together.
  2. Arrange your tomatoes, bacon, croutons and sliced avocado over the top.
  3. Add some of the dressing and toss everything together. It is best served immediately so the salad doesn’t start to get soggy.
close up of blt salad tossed together in a bowl

Salad Tips

  • Dry your lettuce. Making sure your lettuce is dry is the number one tip for making a restaurant quality salad at home. If there is still moisture on your lettuce, the dressing doesn’t stick and it is just a blah salad. So use a salad spinner or make sure you leave enough time to really dry it well with paper towel.
  • This isn’t a salad you want to make too much ahead of time. Adding the dressing will definitely make the salad soggy. But even adding the bacon, tomatoes, and croutons hours ahead of time will soften them and not make it as crisp and fresh as you want.
  • You can make the dressing ahead of time. It will last in the fridge for 3-4 days, just stir it well before using.
  • Dress up your salad. Start with this as your guide and then make it your own. I often times add red onion to mine. Hard boiled eggs or grilled chicken would add more protein to make it a meal. If you like cheese top with blue cheese crumbles, cheddar cheese or even goat cheese would be a good idea.
close up blt salad in a bowl for pinterest

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Yield: 6

BLT Salad

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BLT Salad - A delicious salad that is inspired by the classic BLT sandwich. It is loaded with fresh tomatoes, crispy bacon, crunchy croutons and tossed with an creamy herb dressing.

Prep Time 15 minutes
Cook Time 5 minutes
Total Time 20 minutes

Ingredients

Salad

  • 1 head romaine lettuce, coarsely chopped
  • 1 cup cherry tomatoes, halved
  • 8 slices bacon, ,cooked and crumbled
  • 1 avocado, pitted and sliced
  • 1 cup croutons

Dressing

  • 1/4 cup sour cream
  • 3 Tbsp mayo
  • 1/4 cup fresh parsley, finely chopped
  • 1 Tbsp lemon juice
  • 1 Tbsp spicy brown mustard
  • 1/2 tsp onion powder
  • salt and pepper to taste

Instructions

  1. In a small bowl whisk together all the ingredients for the dressing until well blended and smooth. Store in the fridge until ready to use.
  2. In a large bowl combine the lettuce, tomatoes, bacon, avocado and croutons.
  3. Drizzle with dressing right before serving.

Notes

Start with 1/2 of the dressing and add more if needed.

Nutrition Information

Yield

6

Serving Size

1

Amount Per Serving Calories 248Total Fat 19gSaturated Fat 5gTrans Fat 0gUnsaturated Fat 13gCholesterol 24mgSodium 470mgCarbohydrates 13gFiber 5gSugar 3gProtein 9g

Nutrition Disclaimer: All information presented on this site is intended for informational purposes only. I am not a certified nutritionist and any nutritional information shared on dinnersdishesanddesserts.com should only be used as a general guideline.

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Shweta

Wednesday 21st of July 2021

So delicious looking and perfect for summer meals. So glad you share so many great recipes with us

Sandra

Tuesday 22nd of June 2021

One of our favorite blt salad recipes! This is SO good!

Beth

Monday 21st of June 2021

Oh wow! This salad looks amazing and so delicious. My hubby and I are going to love this with our dinner tonight! Excited to try this tonight!

Claire

Sunday 20th of June 2021

I am in love with this! I am kind of speechless but this is highly recommended! This is really good!

Catalina

Sunday 20th of June 2021

This salad is so rich and delicious! It has everything I love!

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