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BLT Salad

Make: 6

Preparation Time: 20 Minutes

Cook Time: 5 Minutes

Ingredients

  • 2 1/2 cups cubed white bread
  • 1/2 cup of everyday O-Live olive oil
  • 1 teaspoon kosher salt
  • 1/4 teaspoon freshly ground black pepper
  • 1 tablespoon minced shallot
  • 1/4 cup cider vinegar
  • 1/2 cup buttermilk
  • 3/4 cup mayonnaise
  • 1/2 cup grated Parmesan cheese
  • 1/2 teaspoon kosher salt
  • 1/4 teaspoon freshly ground black pepper
  • 1/8 teaspoon sugar
  • 12 ounces romaine lettuce hearts, chopped
  • 1 1/2 pounds assorted fresh tomatoes, sliced
  • 6 slices cooked bacon, chopped
  • Flat-leaf parsley and torn basil leaves to garnish

Are you looking for the perfect Summer recipe that is light, healthy but still delicious? Our BLT salad is healthy and great for entertaining. It's normally prepared with butter, but it taste even better using our everyday O-Live olive oil. Let us know what you think or what your guests say about it!

Preparation

  1. Preheat oven to 375°.
  2. Prepare Croutons: Toss together bread, melted butter, salt, and pepper in a medium mixing bowl. Place on a baking sheet, and bake 7 to 8 minutes. Remove from oven, and set aside.
  3. Prepare Dressing: Combine shallot and vinegar in a medium mixing bowl, and let stand for 5 minutes. Whisk in buttermilk and next 5 ingredients.
  4. Make Salad: Arrange romaine lettuce hearts onto a serving platter. Top with sliced tomatoes and chopped bacon, and drizzle with 3 Tbsp. of dressing. Add croutons, parsley, and basil. Serve immediately with remaining dressing on the side.