BLT Salad

BLT-Salad-1-webWho doesn’t love a BLT?  Well this one is that, just with a lot more L and, in my humble opinion, a fabulous summer salad. It’s perfect for lunch or dinner and may even get those who are not friends with salad eating it, you just never know!

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I think it might be time to replace our chalkboard “coffee table” that I made a few years ago, what do you think?  It was my one and only attempt at DIY carpentry so I’m a bit proud but it’s now seen better days and all the chalk has been eaten by my little 18 month old friend from next door!  But I digress, back to the BLT.

BLT Salad

20 minutes

2 as a complete meal or 4 as a side salad

Ingredients

  • 1 small baguette or 3 pieces of sliced bread
  • 3 Tbsp olive oil
  • 4 rashes of bacon
  • 1 C cherry tomatoes
  • 3 - 4 C mixed lettuce leaves
  • 1 avocado
  • For the dressing:
  • 1 garlic clove, crushed
  • juice of 1/2 lemon
  • 3 Tbsp Greek yoghurt (could use mayonnaise)
  • Salt & Pepper to taste

Instructions

  1. Lightly toast bread and then tear up into bite sized chunks
  2. Heat oil in fry pan and toss the bread through it to coat and lightly fry, drain on kitchen paper and allow to cool.
  3. In the same pan fry the bacon or if you prefer grill it and set aside to cool too.
  4. Chop avocado and tomatoes (I kept my tomatoes whole as I don't like raw ones and it makes it easier for me to pick them out!).
  5. In a salad bowl add all the salad ingredients
  6. Add all the dressing ingredients together in a jar and shake to combine then pour over the salad
  7. Enjoy!
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Not sure if you remember the Dukkah Croutons I made in winter to go with soups?  Well, they would be delicious with this salad too.  You can check the recipe out here.

Do you love a BLT?  Done any DIY carpentry yourself?  Any recommendations on where I can get a reasonably priced out door coffee table?

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11 comments on “BLT Salad

  1. Sonia Life Love Hiccups
    January 13, 2015 at 9:17 pm

    I’ll be darned… I have had a BLT sambo but never a BLT salad. Genius! xx

    • Vicki
      January 16, 2015 at 9:14 am

      Thanks lovely lady. Anything with bacon and fried bread ….

  2. Lucy @ Bake Play Smile
    January 16, 2015 at 11:06 am

    Yay! One of my favourite salads. So glad its not just me that loves this delicious little salad. Such a delicious weekend lunch.

    • Vicki
      January 16, 2015 at 3:49 pm

      I especially love the cruotons, fried bread!

  3. Bec
    January 22, 2015 at 8:42 pm

    Delish! I do love BLT but would swap the bacon for facon. Not as delicious, I know but I still get the bacon experience 🙂

    • Vicki
      January 22, 2015 at 11:30 pm

      I will have to try facon! Thanks for stopping by. x

  4. Kim @ Land of Zonkt
    December 13, 2015 at 9:58 am

    Oh yum!
    This is my kinda salad!
    I love bread in salad. I do love me a good carb and mixing it with my love of salad and a bit of bacon makes everything better. ?

    • Vicki
      December 13, 2015 at 10:54 pm

      I think I’ve eaten my (increasing) body weight in bacon over the last few days, it does make everything better!

  5. Mum
    October 22, 2016 at 4:33 pm

    I have just made the BLT salad for lunch (plus a glass of wine or 2!) and lo and behold there it was on your latest newsletter. I love it and so easy.

    • Vicki
      October 25, 2016 at 1:46 pm

      Thanks Mum xx

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