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.




  • For dressing, in a screw-top jar combine oil, vinegar, mayonnaise, mustard, and salt. Cover; shake well. Set aside.

  • 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.

  • 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

648 calories; 49 g total fat; 65 mg cholesterol; 1338 mg sodium. 36 g carbohydrates; 15 g protein;