BLT Salad

When I get tired of my favorite dressings (Caesar, Greek, Italian) and want something a little different – and I happen to have an avocado in the fridge – I make BLT salad with avocado dressing.

Avocado Dressing
1 ripe avocado, creamed
1/4 c. loosely packed basil leaves, minced (or a few tsp. dried)
1 small clove garlic, peeled and crushed
Juice of two limes (or 1/2 c. lemon juice)
3 Tbsp. red wine vinegar
1/2 olive oil
BLT Salad
1 Lb. bacon
2 1/2 bunches romaine or bibb lettuce
1 c. Avocado dressing
2 Lbs. tomatoes, preferably red and yellow
1 pint cherry tomatoes
salt and pepper
Heat oven to 350. Place bacon strips on wire rack over baking pan. Cook for approx. 40 min. Place lettuce in salad bowl and drizzle with half of dressing. Cut tomatoes in 1/4″ slices, cut cherries in half. Arrange over lettuce, top with bacon and drizzle with rest of avocado. Season with salt and pepper and serve.

This obviously makes a huge batch. When I made it the other day, I halved the dressing and it has made me three generous salads over the past two days. I just chopped up half a tomato and fried a couple pieces of bacon each time. This is a great recipe for people with diet restrictions because it has no sugar, dairy or mayonnaise, yet the avocado makes it creamy and rich!

2 responses to “BLT Salad”

  1. Serena Avatar
    Serena

    Since your other favorite dressings are my favorite dressings as well, and this sounds amazingly delicious, I think I'll have to try it!
    QueenOrual from S&S Board

  2. me Avatar
    me

    Diet restrictions…I guess that qualifies me. But, that is an okay thing, especially since that salad sounds so good!
    Thanks for sharing the recipe. 🙂

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