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BLT Salad Recipe

Prep Time: 15 minutes
Total Time: 15 minutes
A BLT Salad loaded with fresh lettuce, crispy bacon, bright tomatoes, crunchy croutons and the BLT Salad dressing is exceptional. Easy, excellent salad! | natashaskitchen.com
The dressing in this BLT salad is exceptional! This BLT salad is loaded with fresh lettuce, crispy bacon, bright tomatoes and of course croutons. An easy, excellent salad!
Author: Natasha of NatashasKitchen.com
Skill Level: Easy
Cost to Make: $8-$10 (varies by season)
Servings: 4 as a main coarse or 6 as a side salad

Ingredients

Ingredients for the BLT Salad:

  • 12 oz sliced cooked bacon*
  • 1 to 2 cups croutons
  • 1 lb 3 cups tomatoes (any kind), sliced
  • 1 medium/large head of lettuce ** chopped, rinsed, dried

For the Creamy BLT Salad Dressing:

  • 3 Tbsp mayo
  • 4 Tbsp sour cream
  • 1 large garlic clove pressed
  • 1/4 cup finely chopped fresh chives
  • 1/8 tsp black pepper
  • 1/4 tsp sea salt or to taste
  • 1 to 2 Tbsp milk or add to desired consistency

Instructions

  1. Make the dressing first to allow the flavors to meld. In a small bowl, combine 4 Tbsp mayo, 4 Tbsp sour cream, pressed garlic clove, 1/4 cup chives, 1/8 tsp black pepper and 1/4 tsp salt (or season to taste). Stir together then add 1 to 2 Tbsp milk, or add milk to desired consistency. Cover and refrigerate until ready to use.
  2. In a large mixing bowl, combine lettuce, tomatoes, bacon and croutons. Just before serving, drizzle with dressing (adding it to taste) and toss to combine.

Recipe Notes

* I baked 'ma bacon on a foil lined baking sheet 14-15 min at 400˚F. Thick cut bacon can take closer to 20 min.
**Great lettuce options: Boston/bibb/butter lettuce, romaine, or green leaf lettuce.