It was an instant win because it has the same familiar family-favorite dressing but it’s served in a really exciting way. It's also great with shredded or sliced chicken breast added, it makes it taste like a chicken club salad.Even my extremely picky 6 year old loved it. Love your site! The croutons readily absorb moisture and will become mushy overnight and the lettuce will start to wilt. Hi Lulu,nI haven’t tried buttermilk, but you might try this method which I used for my other BLT salad recipe: In a medium bowl, combine chopped tomatoes with all of your salad ingredients, minus the milk. Thank you for this recipe. The dressing in this BLT salad is exceptional! Making this for 20 this evening! I used a mixture of fat free sour cream and lowfat mayonnaise and a spring green mix. The salad looks really good. Chicken Salad with Bacon, Lettuce, and Tomato Rating: Unrated 222 This chicken salad has a creamy dressing and is best served over crisp lettuce leaves. I recently got married and trying to make a routine to go shopping all at one time to make it much easier than going to the store everyday if I don’t have something for the recipe or need to do something else. . Thank you!!! We all enjoyed this a lot, especially my oldest who has a real thing for bacon. More stuff than lettuce. I tried this salad at my friends daughters birthday party, and I loved it SO much I asked where she got the recipe. He takes after his mother. We use her recipes often. – haven’t tried this salad yet (but I’m gonna!) I am Natasha, the blogger behind Natasha's Kitchen (since 2009). I'm Natasha Kravchuk. This scrumptious and easy concoction is your dressing. For the salad, put the red onion in a small bowl and sprinkle with plenty of salt. Cut up the lettuce, onion, celery and carrots (if you didn’t purchase them precut). There was a salad on the menu and the dressing tasted just like a favorite salad of ours (Creamy Cucumber and Tomato Salad) except it was served over a bed of greens and I thought – “YAAAASSSS! Pared down the fat content in the dressing using low fat mayo and 2% milk and added onion powder for an extra boost! It also helps to let the garlic meld a little bit in the dressing which will tone down the stronger garlic flavors. I replaced it with Hellmans Just 2 Good, used skim milk, and added a tablespoon of lemon juice to the dressing. Just before serving, drizzle with dressing (adding it to taste) and toss to combine. Drain on a paper towel, then set aside. . I love all the components in this salad with the creamy dressing. , Wow this looks so awesome, like all of your recipes, btw!! If you make this recipe, I’d love to see pics of your creations on Instagram, Facebook and Twitter! A backing sheet cake with poppy seed layer cought my eye. I am Ukrainian and we love garlic. Make the dressing first to allow the flavors to meld. -  The dressing is a simple mix of about 6 ingredients. . Thanks so much for sharing this with us. -  I ignored it and it grew and grew and grew. What can I say, but YUMMY! That’s awesome!! 2. If you've never tried grilled romaine lettuce, what are you waiting for? We do love garlic, but if you aren’t a fan, it’s definitely ok to scale back. Simple, yet makes so much sense!. To assemble the salad, combine the potatoes, onions, bacon, tomatoes and lettuce on a large serving dish. Cover and refrigerate until ready to use. Yummy. Also, I would personally keep the bacon and croutons in separate zip-loc bags and leave croutons at room temperature since they can absorb moisture from the refrigerator. He takes after his mother. My husband and I run this blog together and share only our best, family approved and tested recipes with YOU. Still counts as a salad though. It's also great with shredded or sliced chicken breast added, it makes it taste like a chicken club salad.Even my extremely picky 6 year old loved it. This looks soooo good, Natasha! 21 Apr 2003 BLT. Anyone can make a BLT salad (the name is a dead giveaway of the ingredients and it’s basically a deconstructed sandwich) but not every BLT dressing is created equal! Make the dressing first to allow the flavors to meld. The lettuce softens under the hot, tangy dressing. Servings: 4 Prep: 10 min Cook: 0 min Total: 10 min. Hi Janmelle, it depends on if this is the main salad or a side salad. I’m happy you are enjoying our recipes! Grilling the romaine lettuce gives it a smoky flavor that's so good with bacon and cool ranch dressing! It’s on my list for my son’s bday party:) Thank you for that feedback! Guests are it up. Thank you very much for the recipie. I’m trying to make the dressing for this salad for tomorrow but don’t have milk on hand. Thank you for sharing that awesome review with me! I was doing them in my newsletters for awhile but not on my blog, but it’s a great suggestion! That dressing would make a flip flop taste good. Beyond Delicious. I replaced it with Hellmans Just 2 Good, used skim milk, and added a tablespoon of lemon juice to the dressing. Hi Taylor, I’m sorry it didn’t work out the way you hoped. More layers, textures, flavors, bacon, fruit, and cheese. I would definitely suggest dressing only as much as you want to eat and leave the remaining salad refrigerated without dressing. torn lettuce usually makes about 10 cups loosely filled. **Great lettuce options: Boston/bibb/butter lettuce, romaine, or green leaf lettuce. Natasha’s favorite tips to unleash your inner chef! , I love that you are a Christian! This mouth-watering Avocado Bacon Chicken Iceberg Lettuce Wedge Salad is not only delicious, it’s also healthy! Her Ukranian influence has added new taste combinations and variety to our meals. I was wondering if once you have it all combined with dressing and all and you serve it but there is still some left over can you refrigerate the salad? . There’s an interesting story behind this BLT Salad Recipe! thank you!! One year I had some leaf lettuce volunteer in one of my deck pots. Blend until smooth; season with salt. Great salad. sometimes people do not have all ingredients so they substitute what they have for similarities. and had to substitute green onion for the chives and wanted to make your croutons but ran out of time, so store-bought it was. It was a huge hit, as have been all your recipes. But perhaps never a BLT salad. Stir to combine and set aside for 10 minutes allowing the tomatoes to release their juiciness. This wilted lettuce is also known as \"killed lettuce\" or \"kilt\" lettuce. Top with sliced green onions. In a small bowl, combine 4 Tbsp mayo, 4 Tbsp sour cream, pressed garlic clove, 1/4 cup chives, 1/8 tsp black pepper and 1/4 tsp salt (or season to taste). Easy Broccoli Bacon Salad … Cover and refrigerate until ready to serve. Absolutely delicious! That tool will be great. We have a handy tool for that so you don’t have to calculate. , I’m all smiles reading your comment! Yummy, yummy, yummy! Looking forward to making this for my friends daughters reception set-up. -  Hi Natasha, I made this salad for my book club meeting last night. This easy grilled romaine salad with bacon and ranch is perfect for a quick dinner. Thank you for sharing that Millie! I had a tablespoon or so left over. Ha!! Thank you for sharing that with us, Stephanie! I hope this helps. I don’t have anything like that currently. This BLT Salad is easy peasy and you have one ridiculously tasty salad! , Hi Natasha, Can you recommend a brand of mayo for this recipe. We loved this salad, and the dressing is spectacular. I am so glad you enjoy the recipe! Welcome to my kitchen! Well, maybe not so awesome for you. Thick cut bacon can take closer to 20 min. One of my “must try” this week ! I decided to make a salad with … I’m glad that was helpful! Hey Natasha! Hi, Natasha! I’m so happy you discovered our blog, Helen! Stupidly easy bacon, lettuce and tomato roll. Hi Theresa, if it is being served as a side salad, yes double but if it is the main salad, I would triple. Yes, salad is very much needed today. You can also use romaine, or green leaf. Welcome! You’re welcome, Portia! But what I was looking for was an idea how many cups of lettuce you might use for this recipe. With just a minimal amount of time and effort, this side dish might take over the dining tables of families around the globe. I love this mess less way of cooking bacon. I’m so glad to hear that you liked this salad Patty . lol. Privacy policy, Such humble ingredients for such big flavor! thank you! I make something similar but this is an upgraded version. That’s just awesome, Shelby! In a small bowl, mix olive oil, balsamic vinegar, mustard, salt, and lemon juice to form 11 Jan 2011 I kept forgetting things! Cook over medium high heat, turning frequently, until evenly browned. 3 Tbsp mayo 4 Tbsp sour cream 1 large garlic clove, pressed 1/4 cup finely chopped fresh chives 1/8 tsp black pepper 1/4 tsp sea salt, or to taste 1 to 2 Tbsp milk, or add to desired consistency. That being said I made this exactly as stated and this has to be the most delicious salad we have ever had. In a large skillet over medium heat, toss the bread pieces with the salt and pepper. I think this salad would be perfect For me and my daughters diet. Remove and leave to cool. I tried to fix it by adding more mayo and sour cream and a pinch of sugar, but it didn’t help. Are you the same way? I’m so happy you liked it . This BLT Salad (Bacon, Lettuce & Tomato) is very basic and simple, like the sour cream dip. 11 people, huge bowl of romaine with cocktail tomatoes and heaps of cooked bacon – GONE! Next time, I think I'd just use a homemade ranch dressing. You may or may not use all of the dressing depending on how large your head of lettuce was. Very yummy salad!! I did make a few changes to this recipe, but nothing really out there. So quick and we just loved it! tuna salad, potato salad + egg. That’s so awesome Janet! Thank you for sharing that with us! How great is that?!? Hashtag them #natashaskitchen. You are welcome, let me know how it turns out . Loved, loved this salad. Irene, yes it would turn soggy, especially with croutons in there. 39%. You know the kind. This is something that i’ll continue to make often. This post may contain affiliate links. I have a question, will it be too soggy if I mix it all together and will want to eat leftovers the next day? Gently stir in the dressing until it … Just before serving, drizzle with dressing (adding it to taste) and toss to combine. God is so good! Thanks so much for sharing! Keep up the good work and thanks for sharing this keeper of a fantastic recipe. An easy, excellent salad! I did make a few changes to this recipe, but nothing really out there. You’re welcome! Kandy, we usually buy Kirkland mayo from Costco, but “Best Foods” or your favorite regular mayo brand would work fine. **Photographed is a Boston lettuce (also known as bibb or butter lettuce). We are so happy you're here. Why not put it on a BLT salad loaded with fresh lettuce, crispy bacon, bright tomatoes and of course croutons (and these were homemade by the way!). Toss with dressing; serve immediately. Whisk together the reserved bacon drippings, mayonnaise, vinegar and basil and let dressing sit, covered, at room temperature while you finish making the salad. https://natashaskitchen.com/baked-salmon-with-garlic-and-d…/, https://natashaskitchen.com/blt-salad-recipe/. BLT. Because there’s lettuce… You’re welcome! , Oh that’s awesome!! What I think of as a head of lettuce would usually serve at least 10 people.  (Review from Allrecipes US | Canada), I didn't use a whole pound of bacon, just half of the package that was left after I made meatloaf. Thank you so much for your wonderful and encouraging feedback , Love the dressing I tried it and it was so amazing. Thank you Alina, bacon makes everything taste better . So, here I am, and I’m going to make it for a potluck at my work in a few days, but I think I’ll add avocado as well. Such humble ingredients for such big flavor! If you are interested, please read my testimony of how God healed me from cancer, I´d be very happy , https://thatchristiangirl.com/2016/09/09/my-testimony/, Thank you for that great complement! Thanks for stopping by! Oh you should definitely try it!! until crispy. Just before serving, drizzle … Drizzle over the dressing to serve. The dressing was so simple but very good. This BLT salad was just the ticket! So easy and delicious. In a bowl, mix together the mayonnaise and sweetener. Bacon, Lettuce, Tomato & Avocado Salad. Arrange bacon strips on a wire rack set over a baking pan. So glad I found your site. My 8 year old daughter love it. Salads with lettuce and croutons are best eaten shortly after being mixed with the dressing. I venture to call this our new house salad; ‘Natasha’s House Salad.’ I won’t lie – I kinda like the sound of that! With my husband on a diabetic diet, I immediately knew the regular mayo had to go. I also tossed in 1/4 cup of finely shredded sharp cheddar. You might have fond memories of this famous Southern salad. Cook over medium-high heat, turning frequently, until evenly browned, about 10 minutes. How long does it typically last? This is a great salad to use up cherry tomatoes that seem to flourish profusely in the summer garden. Hi! A big Thank you to Natasha from Natasha’s Kitchen. Sounds yummy, I bake bacon on my broiler pan so the grease drips to the bottom off the bacon.. That’s a great idea! What is in the dressing? ALL RIGHTS RESERVED ©2020 Allrecipes.com, Inc. 1 head romaine lettuce - rinsed, dried and thinly sliced. * I baked 'ma bacon on a foil lined baking sheet 14-15 min at 400˚F. What is your families all-time favorite salad? I hope that helps! Great job! And what better way to use fresh-from-the-garden spring lettuce and green onions. Only addition was an avocado which was the perfect finishing touch! Thanks for your reply. Remove … As a side salad, it serves 6. FYI: Best Foods Real Mayonnaise west of the Mississippi; but it is known as Hellman’s Real Mayonnaise, east of the river. Place bacon in a large, deep pan. Hi Lily, yes absolutely! but I was wondering how long the dressing will last if you want to make enough for several uses and use it later in the week(s)? Hi Rosa, this salad is really best eaten after it’s made. Thank you for sharing that with us! A few years ago, we attended my husbands’ cousin’s wedding and their reception was in a fancy hotel in Washington state. Looks delicious. Place bacon in a large, deep skillet. This salad is so good i loved it so much. We all enjoyed this a lot, especially my oldest who has a real thing for bacon. Springtime BLT Salad: Use leaf lettuce or baby spinach leaves. I just returned from a vacation to Serbia, Bosnia and Montenegro, so going grocery-shopping jet-lagged is never a good idea. Blend until smooth; season with salt. She said Natasha’s kitchen! Wilted Lettuce Salad is scrumptious with vinegar bacon dressing. Just curious if you might have something like that (: Hi! Thanks again, it was good to get out of my usual Caesar salad mode too. Drain, slice and set aside. Thank you for sharing your amazing review! Fish Tacos Recipe with Best Fish Taco Sauce. Made it as per recipe for a main dish summer supper. I have always wanted to make a BLT salad as well instead of the usual sandwich. Place chopped lettuce, tomatoes, cucumber, avocados and bacon in a large bowl. Thank you for all your work on the website. Toss the pasta with your lettuce, tomatoes, and avocado (if using). Also, the size of the clove matters – some cloves are significantly larger. I love the idea of adding chicken. 03 Nov 2010 I was wondering if you happen to have any weekly meal plans? I didn't use a whole pound of bacon, just half of the package that was left after I made meatloaf. . Thanks! 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