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This delicious BLT Salad recipe is made with fresh greens, tomatoes, and bacon and is served with a creamy BLT salad dressing, Made with a tasty glaze, this BLT Salad recipe comes together in just about 30 minutes!

You can take almost any sandwich and make it a salad by removing the bread and adding lettuce with a good dressing. The thing is salads have so much added value. Salads, by definition, have a high vegetable count with lower carbs. That being said, a salad should be worth eating. You don’t have to sacrifice taste and satisfaction when you eat salad. This BLT Salad is full of flavor and still brings all the comfort of the sandwich to the table.

BLT Salad on plate

Why This Recipe

The classic BLT sandwich is one of my all-time favorites. But making the BLT into a salad is healthier, equally delicious, and the perfect meal when you want something light and filling.

Bacon is the perfect salad topping because it retains it’s crunchiness even in a sauce and adds so much flavor.

This BLT salad is so easy to throw together making it perfect for those busy nights when cooking is not really on your radar. If you have leftover cooked bacon, you’ll save even more time and be eating a tasty salad in minutes.

Ingredients For BLT Salad

BLT Salad Ingredients

Romain Hearts. Hearts of romaine are crunchier and have more flavor than the full heads of romaine. They will also keep fresh longer.

Cherry Tomatoes. Of course, nothing beats tomatoes in season from a farmer’s market. You can use any good tomato for this salad but cherry tomatoes are very easy to prepare.

Croutons. Pick your favorite! Croutons add a wonderful crunch.

Bacon. Pre-cooked bacon is needed for this recipe. When you purchase bacon, you can make the whole package and divide it up for the meals you have planned. I love have cooked bacon on hand for things like this.

Dressing. Homemade dressing takes this salad over the top and makes it something special.

Ingredients for the Dressing

Mayonnaisse. Everyone has their brand of choice, and any mayonnaise will work well for this recipe.

Sour Cream. I try not to purchase generic sour cream. Compare the ingredients between store brand and the brand name when you are out shopping next time and you will see why. The taste just does not compare.

Fresh Chives. Growing your own fresh chives is super easy, and they add so much flavor. Of course, you can also purchase chives at the grocery store.

Pepper. I prefer freshly ground black pepper if you have a pepper mill.

Salt. Salt to taste.

Garlic. Crushed garlic cloves are best for this recipe. Use a garlic press [LINK] to make it super easy!

Milk. Whatever milk you have on hand will work.

BLT Salad in bowl

How to Make BLT Salad

Step-by-Step Instructions

  1. Roughly chop the romaine hearts.
  2. Halve the tomatoes.
  3. Cook the bacon if you do not have leftover bacon to use.
  4. Combine the romaine, tomatoes, and bacon in a large bowl and toss well.
  5. Mix the dressing and toss it with the salad.
  6. Add croutons as you serve the salad.

Directions to Make the Homemade Dressing

  • Combine the mayonnaise, sour cream, garlic, salt, pepper, and chives.
  • Slowly add milk, 1 tbsp at a time, until desired consistency is reached.
  • You can add additional salt and pepper, to taste, if needed. 

Timesaving Tips to make BLT Salad perfect every time

  • The easiest way to cook five or six pieces of bacon is in the microwave between two pieces of paper towel on a glass plate. It takes about one minute per slice of bacon, plus you may need to add a little extra time in the end depending on your microwave.
  • Unless you are serving the salad immediately, keep the bacon separate and add it with croutons as it is served. Keeping the bacon separate is also an excellent plan if you know you will have leftovers.
  • Mix the dressing in a jar or other container [LINK] that you can use to keep any leftover dressing in. Refrigerate leftover dressing to use another time. It will keep for a couple of weeks in the refrigerator.
BLT Salad with dressing

FAQ

What Should I Serve With BLT Salad?

This salad stands alone as a fantastic meal but it would also work well as a side salad for almost any meal if you like.

How Do I Store Leftovers?

BLT Salad can be refrigerated for one or two days in an airtight container.

 

BLT Salad on plate
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BLT Salad

Bacon Lettus and Tomatoe Salad
Course Salad
Cuisine American
Keyword bacon., lettuce, pasta salad, side salad, tomatoes
Servings 6

Ingredients

Salad Ingredients

  • 2-3 romaine lettuce hearts
  • 1 lb cherry tomatoes, halved
  • 1 1/2 cups croutons
  • 12 oz bacon cooked until crispy
  • homemade dressing to taste.

Homemade Dressing for BLT Salad

  • 3 tbsp mayonnaisse
  • 4 tbsp sour cream
  • 2-3 tbsp fresh chives chopped
  • 1/8 tsp pepper
  • 1/4 tsp salt
  • 2 cloves garlic crushed
  • 2-3 tbsp milk

Instructions

  • For the salad, rough chop the romaine hearts, combine romaine, tomatoes, and bacon in a large bowl, and toss.
  • Add dressing to taste.
  • When serving, add the desired amount of croutons.

Homemade Dressing

  • For the dressing, combine the mayonnaise, sour cream, garlic, salt, pepper, and chives in a jar or other container to store any leftover dressing in. 
  • Slowly add milk, 1 tbsp at a time, until desired consistency is reached. 
  •  You can add additional salt and pepper, to taste, if needed.

Notes

Refrigerate any leftovers.
If not serving immediately, omit combining the bacon, store it separately, and add to salad as desired.

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