BLT Salad (with green dressing)

BLT Salad (with green dressing)

 

bacon-lettuce-tomato-salad

bacon, lettuce and tomato salad with green dressing

Salad

A couple of handfuls of mixed greens for each serving, chopped

2 ripe Roma tomatoes plus 8 yellow cherry tomatoes, cut into chunks

½ -2/3C Lebanese or Seedless cucumber, thinly sliced.

Generous amount of bacon pieces cooked to crispy

Homemade croutons (optional, I don’t use them)

 

Green Dressing

½ C Greek yogurt

½ small to medium avocado

8-10 fresh basil leaves

2-3 tsp Extra Virgin Olive Oil

2-3 tsp White Wine vinegar

Generous amount of freshly ground black pepper

  • Cook bacon pieces slowly so the fat cooks out and they turn a bit crispy.
  • While the bacon is cooking, make the dressing. Place yogurt and basil leaves into a hand held stick blender bowl and whiz until the basil is in tiny green fragments throughout. Add remaining ingredients and whiz them to combine to a glorious, fresh green dressing. This will be enough for two meal size servings.
  • While bacon is finishing, cut up remaining ingredients for the salad. When bacon is cooked, remove it to a plate to cool slightly before adding it to the salad. You can drain it on paper if you want to get rid of some of the grease, but I don’t, I just add it all to the salad except what grease stays in the pan. Add a generous amount of the dressing. The basil will make the bacon and tomato sing “Hallelujah, it’s summer!”

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