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Wednesday, April 8, 2009

Eating Well Wednesday - BLT Salad

Monday I was having a serious bacon craving so I made some turkey bacon and then wondered what I could do with it. Naturally, the standard BLT popped into my head but I wanted something different and remembered that I needed a recipe for Eating Well Wednesday. I typed BLT into their site and this fabulous salad appeared. Again, the only alteration I made was using turkey bacon instead of the center cut. Consider adding some leftover chicken.

1 cup cubed whole-wheat country bread
2 teaspoons extra-virgin olive oil
4 medium tomatoes, divided
3 tablespoons reduced-fat mayonnaise
2 tablespoons minced chives or scallion greens (I used scallions)
2 teaspoons distilled white vinegar
1/4 teaspoon garlic powder
Freshly ground pepper to taste
5 cups chopped hearts of romaine lettuce
3 slices center-cut bacon, cooked and crumbled (I used turkey bacon)

1. Preheat oven to 350°F. Toss bread with oil and spread on a baking sheet. Bake, turning once, until golden brown, 15 to 20 minutes.
2. Cut 1 tomato in half. Working over a large bowl, shred both halves using the large holes on a box grater. Discard the skin. Add mayonnaise, chives (or scallion greens), vinegar, garlic powder and pepper; whisk to combine.
3. Chop the remaining 3 tomatoes. Add the tomatoes, romaine and croutons to the bowl with the dressing; toss to coat. Sprinkle with bacon.


Mary said...

Very nice recipe. I love the lower fat version of ingredients you use here. Thanks.

Maria said...

I love salads, esp. when it is warm outside!! Looks great!

Chef E said...

I have to say this is a brilliant recipe and I will make this, since I am eating GF now... I have to sneak bacon, because hubby will not eat it, but he just might not notice on this, and I will put the extra on my plate! :)

The Duo Dishes said...

The tummies are growling now!!! This is a good salad to eat. Nice job keeping the calories and fat lower than the usual.

Sara said...

All you have to say is bacon, and I'm in! This looks delicious. said...

I'm with you, I love BLT salad, and I can eat bacon any time, any where, any way!! :)

Nicole said...

Oooh, yum! I love homemade croutons. Great picture!

Anonymous said...

beautiful salad! I dont like mayo, but I bet some balsamic on this instead would be great

girlichef said...

Yum, yum, yum! This looks delish!

Donna said...

LOVE the recipe.. It looks terrific and utterly delicious!! BLTs are one of my favorite sandwiches.. love the idea of a salad!

Tangled Noodle said...

This looks delicious! We are definitely eating more salad as a meal rather than a starter. The flavors sound great in this!

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