BLT Salad

  • Servings: 8 As A Side 4 As A Main
  • Difficulty: Medium

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Ingredients

  • French baguette

  • 6 oz. bacon (about 9 slices)

  • About 6 cups washed lettuce (a delicate, leafy green is best)

  • 2 pints cherry tomatoes, halved

  • 1/4 cup loosely packed fresh basil, sliced into ribbons

 

For The Vinaigrette:

  • 2 tablespoons bacon drippings

  • 1/4 cup extra-virgin olive oil

  • 2 tablespoons cider vinegar

  • 1 tablespoon Dijon mustard

  • 2 teaspoons brown sugar

  • 1 teaspoon freshly ground pepper

  • Salt to taste

Directions

  1. Cube the baguette into 1/2 inch pieces (should provide around 4 cups of croutons).

  2. In a large non-stick pan, fry the bacon over medium-high heat until crispy. Transfer to paper towels to drain. Carefully remove 2 tablespoons of the bacon drippings and set aside, returning the pan to the heat. Add the bread cubes and toss until golden and crispy, stirring regularly, about four minutes.

  3. Mix all vinaigrette ingredients in a small bowl and whisk until emulsified. Crumble the bacon. Toss salad ingredients, bacon and croutons, drizzle with dressing and serve.



 

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