Monday, March 26, 2012

'Tis the Season for Salad - BLT Salad

A healthy BLT Salad? What more is there to say?

BLT Salad

1 cup cubed whole wheat country bread
2 teaspoons extra virgin olive oil
4 medium tomatoes, divided
3 tablespoons reduced fat mayonnaise
2 tablespoons minced chives, or scallion greens
2 teaspoons distilled white vinegar
1/4 teaspoon garlic powder
Freshly ground pepper, to taste
5 cups chopped hearts of romaine lettuce
3 slices center cut bacon, cooked and crumbled

Preheat oven to 350 degrees. Toss bread with oil and spread on a baking sheet. Bake, turning once, until golden brown, 15 to 20 minutes.

Cut 1 tomato in half. Working over a large bowl, shred both halves using the large holes on a box grater. Discard the skin. Add mayonnaise, chives (or scallion greens), vinegar, garlic powder and pepper; whisk to combine.

Chop the remaining 3 tomatoes. Add the tomatoes, romaine and croutons to the bowl with the dressing; toss to coat. Sprinkle with bacon.

Recipe and picture from EatingWell, July/August 2007

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