Recipe by D. L. Mooney
"This recipe is reminiscent of the classic BLT or bacon, lettuce, and tomato sandwich. It's a great summertime salad!"
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ground black pepper
salt to taste
romaine lettuce - rinsed, dried and shredded
Such humble ingredients for such big flavor! Pared down the fat content in the dressing using low fat mayo and 2% milk and added onion powder for an extra boost! Left out the salt as the bacon provided enough without adding extra.... This is a great salad to use up cherry tomatoes that seem to flourish profusely in the summer garden. Only addition was an avocado which was the perfect finishing touch!
The taste was good. I took this salad to a picnic and I was disappointed that it wilted so quickly. I wait until just before serving to add the dressing and it was still mush 10 minutes later. I will not be making again.
I didn't use a whole pound of bacon, just half of the package that was left after I made meatloaf. I used a mixture of fat free sour cream and lowfat mayonnaise and a spring green mix. We all enjoyed this a lot, especially my oldest who has a real thing for bacon. He takes after his mother. ;) Next time, I think I'd just use a homemade ranch dressing.
Yummy, yummy, yummy! What can I say, but YUMMY! I did make a few changes to this recipe, but nothing really out there. With my husband on a diabetic diet, I immediately knew the regular mayo had to go. I replaced it with Hellmans Just 2 Good, used skim milk, and added a tablespoon of lemon juice to the dressing. I used a mix of Romaine, Spinach and Red Leaf lettuce, Halved cherry tomatoes and in place of the bacon (that pesky diabetic diet again) I used one bag of the Hormel Real Bacon Pieces. I also tossed in 1/4 cup of finely shredded sharp cheddar. 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. Wonderful!!
I didn't expect this recipe to be a big hit since the ingredients are so basic but it was. Everyone liked it and asked me to bring it again at the next gathering. I've been asked to email the recipe to people. You must use Romaine or Spring mix or Mediterranean mix. Iceberg does not work at all.
I made this recipe for a holiday get together and it was a hit! I did modify the recipe a little based on others reviews. First, I baked the bacon on a foil-lined cookie sheet at 425 degrees for 15 minutes. It took 2 batches to cook 1lb of bacon. Baking the bacon seemed to work well for this recipe b/c I was able to do some of the prep work while the bacon was cooking without having to constantly check and turn the bacon. Second, I used 1 cup Hellmans lite mayo and 2 tbsp daisy sour cream. I added garlic and onion powders then added just enough 1% milk to get a good dressing-like consistency. Without the milk I thought the dressing would be too thick. I chopped 4 roma tomatoes and placed them on a plate with paper towels to soak up the juices. I chopped and peeled 1/2 cucumber. I used 1 and 1/2 heads of romaine lettuce and gave a generous sprinkle of finely shredded cheddar cheese. I mixed the lettuce, cucumbers and cheese in the serving bowl. I placed my crumbled bacon in a ziplock and my chopped tomato in another zip lock. I placed a lid over my dressing and took a bag of Texas Toast garlic croutons with me. Once at the party, I threw the bacon and tomato in the bowl, tossed with most of the dressing and sprinkled croutons on top and viola! As a side note, when I tasted the dressing before I put in all together, it didn't taste all that spectacular, but mixed with all the ingredients it was delicious. Also I think only real bacon (not precooked/bacon bits) wi
This is an awesome tasting recipe but the fat content is terrible. Use Hellman's low fat mayo (1/2 cup instead of 3/4) and mix in some low fat sour cream and a bit more milk (adjust to desired thickness) as well for a fresher, healthier taste. Use less bacon and substitute chicken breast.
I made this for a baby shower---it was good. Added grape tomatoes, hard-boiled eggs, avocado, extra bacon, and adjusted the dressing as others suggested--garlic powder with parsley, sour cream, Miracle Whip, milk, Whipping cream, and shredded cheddar cheese. used store-bought croutons. Baby spinach and cut-up Romaine lettuce added a nice texture. Great for summer.
* Percent Daily Values are based on a 2,000 calorie diet.
Serving Size: 1/6 of a recipe
Servings Per Recipe: 6
Amount Per Serving
Calories from Fat: 316
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