B-L-T Salad . . . Delish!

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My B-L-T Salad . . . a nice summer addition!

Because I had a lot of lettuce and tomatoes left over from our family dinner with John and Carrie, I decided to do some research and create a B-L-T Salad. All the recipes I saw looked simple to make. The ingredients varied . . . some called for avocados, some did not. Some called for croutons, some did not. Some called for corn, some did not. So, I decided to go for it, and add all the goodies to my B-L-T Salad!

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Though I’m not a fan of avocados, and would have left that ingredient off, Lynn likes it. So, I added it to the top. The rest of the ingredients were “layered”:

  • Chopped Romaine Lettuce
  •  Sliced tomatoes
  • Whole Kernel Corn
  • Diced bacon
  • Cheese (Candace suggested using Mozzarella cheese. I would have preferred Cheddar, I think)
  • Croutons
  • Avocado slices (You can dice the avocados and layer them instead of placing them on top.)
  • Dressing (We decided to use an Avocado-Ranch Dressing. It was a bit too “avocado-y for me. Next time I’m going to go for just the plain Ranch:) 

If you make it in a “layered” fashion, you can make several in an assembly line manner. Put all the lettuce on the plates, then go down the line adding the rest of the ingredients.

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B-L-T Salad Recipe

Ingredients for 4 salads:

  • 4 cups chopped romaine lettuce (1 cup per salad)
  • 2 tomatoes, cut in slices (I used 2 1/2 slices for my salad)
  • 1/4 cup whole kernel corn (I used frozen, but you can use canned corn, drained)
  • 4 slices crisp bacon, diced (1 slice per salad)
  • Cheese (Cheddar, mozzarella, or your choice. Sprinkle as much or as little as you like)
  • Croutons, optional
  • Avocado slices
  • Ranch dressing (Hidden Valley has an Avocado Ranch dressing if you prefer that)

Instructions:

On each plate add the ingredients above in layers, beginning with the romaine lettuce and ending with the avocado slices in the center . Drizzle your favorite dressing on top.

NOTE: If you prefer, you can layer all the ingredients for all 4 salads in a large salad bowl. Gently toss after you add the cheese and croutons. You can either drizzle dressing over the salad and toss, or let everyone add their own dressing. I like the latter because some people like more dressing than others.

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