CNYEats A Taste of Utica BLT Salad

by Joanne on August 15, 2010

This weeks A Taste of Utica recipe is posted by Chris.  Not a BLT Sandwich but a BLT SALAD.

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I’ve listed the original ingredients however, I didn’t use real bacon. I used Soy Bacon. Still…this recipe is a winner.

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  • 3/4 cup mayonnaise
  • 4, 1 inch thick slices of Italian Bread
  • 12 slices of thick – cut bacon, chopped
  • 3 TBS red wine vinegar
  • 4 cups cherry tomatoes, halved
  • 1 (10 oz ) bag of chopped romaine lettuce
  • salt and pepper

Adjust oven rack to middle position and heat oven to 475 F.  Spread 1/4 cup of mayonnaise evenly over both sides of the bread and transfer to a baking sheet. Bake until golden, about 3 to 4 minutes per side.  Let cool 5 minutes and then cut into 1 inch croutons.

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Cook the bacon pieces in a large skillet over medium heat until crisp, about 8 minutes.  Transfer to a paper towel lined plate.  Discard drippings.

Whisk remaining mayonnaise and vinegar in a large bowl.  (Apple Crumbles used 3 TBS Mayo + 1/3 cup 0% fat Greek Style Yogurt)

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Add the bacon, tomatoes, lettuce, and croutons.  Toss to combine.  Season with salt and pepper. Serve. 

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So simple.  So good.  Who would guess?!

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Terrific for an easy Sunday night light but filling and tasty meal.

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5 Comments

  • At 2010.08.15 20:20, Heather said:

    That first picture is fantastic!
    This dish looks like something from a high scale restaurant – beautiful!

    • At 2010.08.15 21:42, Bela said:

      That looks yummy. I know DH and DD would love that….I will have to try it! Thanks!

      • At 2010.08.16 00:27, Monet said:

        I am all about the soy bacon…this looks like a nice, refreshing summer meal. Just what I need in this hot Texas heat!

        • At 2010.08.16 13:06, Anne@ Food Loving Polar Bear said:

          Exactly my kind of salad!

          • At 2010.08.16 17:43, Sophie said:

            Hello Joanne!!

            What a lovely & fab salad this surely is!

            Pretty & tasty at the same time!!

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