Tuesday, 21 August 2007

Bacon Lettuce & Tomato Salad - BLT Salad

Love, love, love a good BLT sandwich but the combo makes a great salad too. All the same ingredients, just in different proportions and re-arranged.

2 servings
30 minutes

1/2 to 1 small head romaine lettuce, or however much you like, really
1 or 2 large perfect ripe juicy tomatoes
100 to 250 grams (1/4 to 1/2 pound) bacon
2 to 4 rolls or slices of bread
savory or other seasonings

Preheat the oven to 400°F.

Well as you are probably noticing, proportions are pretty much up to you. Wash, dry and tear up the lettuce, and arrange it in a bowl. Slice the tomatoes and cut in bite sized pieces and arrange over the lettuce. Cut the bacon slices into quarters or thirds, and fry until crisp. Blot them on paper towel then arrange them over the salad.

Take your sliced buns or bread and brush them lightly with bacon fat. IF your bacon is not salty, sprinkle with a wee bit of salt. Sprinkle with a little savory or other dried herbs and toast the bun or bread pieces in the oven for about 10 minutes, until lightly browned and dried out. Cut or break up the bread pieces and arrange them over the salad.

3 tablespoons mayonnaise (light is fine)
3 tablespoons sour cream (light is fine)
1 to 2 tablespoons lemon juice
salt and pepper

Mix the mayonnaise and sour cream. Stir in the lemon juice. Season with salt and pepper, keeping an eye on how salty your bacon is - salt with a light hand, if at all, if your bacon is salty.

Drizzle the salad dressing over the salad.


Patricia Scarpin said...

That salad is delicious! And looks so colorful!

Kevin said...

This sounds great! Bacon makes everything better.

Valli said...

I have tried this recipe before in some form. It's wonderful isn't it?????Gotta love the bacon too!!!!!!