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BLT Salad

BLT Salad

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  • Makes: 4 servings
  • Yield: 4 side-dish servings
  • Prep 30 mins
  • Broil 1 mins to 2 mins

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Turn a classic BLT into a main dish salad. The favorite combination of bacon, lettuce, and tomato are added to a mix of vegetables and toasted bread to make a delightful meal. Creamy mustard dressing makes the perfect topping.


  • 1/4 cup olive or salad oil
  • 3 tablespoons tarragon vinegar or white wine vinegar
  • 3 tablespoons mayonnaise or salad dressing
  • 2 teaspoons coarse-grain mustard
  • 1/4 teaspoon salt
  • 1/4 cup butter, melted
  • 1 teaspoon lemon-pepper seasoning
  • 2 cloves garlic, minced
  • 8 1/2-inch-thick slices Italian, French, or sourdough bread
  • 5 cups torn mixed salad greens
  • 2 medium tomatoes, cut into thin wedges
  • 1/2 cup chopped cucumber
  • 1/2 cup cubed smoked cheddar cheese or Swiss cheese (2 ounces)
  • 8 slices bacon or turkey bacon, crisp-cooked, drained and crumbled, if you like
  • 2 tablespoons thinly sliced green onion


  1. For dressing, in a screw-top jar combine oil, vinegar, mayonnaise, mustard, and salt. Cover; shake well. Set aside.
  2. Preheat the broiler. In a small bowl, stir together butter, lemon-pepper, and garlic. Lightly brush 1 side of each bread slice with some of the butter mixture. Place the bread slices, buttered side up, on a baking sheet. Broil 4 to 5 inches from the heat for 1 to 2 minutes or until the bread is toasted. Cut the slices lengthwise into 1-inch wide strips.
  3. To serve, stack bread strips on each of 4 salad plates log-cabin style, leaving a space in the center. Arrange the lettuce, tomatoes, cucumber, and cheese in the center of the bread strips. Top with bacon and green onion. Shake dressing well; drizzle over salads. Makes 4 side-dish servings.

Nutrition Facts

(BLT Salad)

Servings Per Recipe 4, sat. fat (g) 17, fiber (g) 4, carb. (g) 36, vit. C (mg) 16, Fat, total (g) 49, chol. (mg) 65, sodium (mg) 1338, cal. (kcal) 648, calcium (mg) 182, pro. (g) 15, iron (mg) 3, vit. A (IU) 1215

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