Wednesday, August 4, 2010

BLT Salad

Happy Wednesday! I told myself that I would give ourselves a week to recover from our month of travel, but this week is just going by too fast! We've definitely been enjoying laying around watching cartoons. I finally watched Anastasia with my five year old daughter. Do you guys remember that cartoon from the 90's? I may had been in HS when it came out, but I still loved it! It's fun to enjoy those kinds of things with your kids.


This isn't exactly the most groundbreaking salad in the world, most of you have probably had some sort of variation of this before. I still had to post it because my sister and I probably ate this salad about ten times while she stayed the month with me. It's a wonderful summer salad, healthy, but still so flavorful. I got the idea from Cooking Light, which comes with a recipe for a vinaigrette, but in all honesty I just preferred a bottled balsamic or red wine vinaigrette. It's quicker and just as good. My favorite part about the salad was the crusty bread that soaked up all that dressing. It's like biting into little flavor nuggets!

BLT Salad
Adapted from Cooking Light
(Makes 1 salad)

Ingredients

1 serving size of spring lettuce mix
2 slices center cut bacon, cooked crispy and chopped
1/2 cup diced tomatoes
1/4 cup Gorgonzola or feta cheese
1/2 cup ciabatta bread, diced and broiled in oven until crispy and lightly brown
2 tablespoons of preferred vinaigrette
1/4 cup diced avocado (optional)

Directions

Toss all ingredients together, let sit for about five minutes for flavors to combine. Crack open cold beverage of choice and enjoy!

26 comments:

Pam said...

Welcome back! Hope you had a great vacation and get some rest now. ;) Your salad looks great and is what summer is all about!

The Blonde Duck said...

IT looks good to me! Glad you're back!

Cheryl said...

YUM< that looks yummy!

girlichef said...

Well, it's delicious, that's for sure! I love a blt in any form. Welcome back woman!

JG said...

This is the perfect salad for our hot humid weather!

It was nice to see your recipe roll up on my blogroll! :)

Velva said...

Welcome back! Salad looks delicious.

Grumpy and HoneyB said...

Oh my dear sweet girl. You just made me feel real old. LOL. You must be about my neices age! I believe that movie came out when they were little and I was babysitting them! lol

Erica said...

Glad you're getting some R&R in! I need some of that. Movie watching is one of the best ways to relax. Great salad. I never have bacon on hand- I should get some for the man!

Kim said...

I can see why you and your sister craved it so much! It's everything you want a salad to be...crispy bacon, cool creamy avocado, chunks of yummy bread! Sounds like a winner.

Joanne said...

I've been missing you, lady!

Anastasia was one of my FAVORITE movies. I'm going to prance around my room singing Once Upon A December now.

And dream about this salad. Mmm. bacon.

Julie said...

Oh yeah, that's a gorgeous salad!

Chow and Chatter said...

oh I need to watch some classic cartoons with my little one great salad, hope you try the fricassee its yum

Kathleen said...

This sounds like a great salad and a wonderful summer meal! Sounds like you've been having a great summer ;)

Cathy said...

I never get tired of this salad either, Teresa. What a bonus that it's good for us.

theUngourmet said...

I don't know if I've seen Anastasia. I love this salad! The homemade croutons make it even yummier! Nice to see you! :)

Ingrid said...

Looks good! I love salad. Probably 8 times out of 10 I order one when I go out to eat.
~ingrid

Me, Myself and Pie said...

Welcome back! This salad looks great - simple ingredients, easy, fast...perfect. I'll definitely be giving it a try. Perfect that it's from Cooking Light, too!

Heidi said...

I wish I were eating some of this salad for my dinner tonight! YUM :)

Pam said...

What a PERFECT salad.

Burp and Slurp~! said...

I love BLT, so obviously I'm very much in love with this salad...esp the feta cheese and bacon on there! ;-)

YAY YOU'RE BACK!!!!!!

Satya said...

BLT Salad looks yummy ... First time to ur blog...u got a nice space.. with healthy recipes...i love ur Asparagus Gruyere Tart...

Satya
http://www.superyummyrecipes.com

韋陳富 said...

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Reeni said...

So glad you're back! And this is one of my favorites. There's something about the bread that makes it special!

letsgethomeyhomies said...

Looks great! I love it when bread/croutons soak up dressing. Probably why I love panzanella salad so much!

Lynn said...

Yum, Teresa, does this ever look like the perfect summer dinner. Love the idea of bacon and avocado and bread chunks in it. :)

Amanda said...

oh yum!! this looks so good!!