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BLT Salad Recipe

BLT Salad Recipe

When is a salad like a sandwich? When it's this deconstructed BLT Salad recipe, a bowl of homemade crunchy croutons, tomatoes, lettuce and avocado, tossed in a creamy basil dressing.

Bite Me Bit

“After a good dinner one can forgive anybody, even one’s own relatives.”

-Oscar Wilde

Ingredients

Crunchy Croutons

8 slices French baguette, cut into 1/2-inch cubes
1 tbsp olive oil
1/4 cup freshly grated Parmesan cheese
1 tsp kosher salt

Creamy Basil Dressing

3/4 cup mayonnaise
1/4 cup finely chopped fresh basil
3 tbsp white wine vinegar

10 cups romaine lettuce torn into bite-size pieces
3 cups cherry tomatoes, halved
8 slices bacon, cooked crisp and crumbled
1 avocado, peeled and diced

Directions

1) For the croutons, preheat oven to 350°F. Coat a baking sheet with non-stick cooking spray. In a large bowl, toss bread cubes with olive oil. Add Parmesan and salt, tossing well. Spread pieces on baking sheet and bake 15 minutes, stirring frequently.

2) For the dressing, in a small bowl, whisk mayonnaise, basil and vinegar.

3) In a large bowl, combine lettuce, tomatoes, bacon, avocado and croutons. Add dressing and toss to coat.

Serves 6

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