B.L.T. Salad with Basil Mayo Dressing Recipe - Allrecipes.com
B.L.T. Salad with Basil Mayo Dressing Recipe
  • READY IN 25 mins

B.L.T. Salad with Basil Mayo Dressing

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"Tangy, crunchy salad with all the things you love about the wonderful B.L.T. sandwich! You will make this again and again!"

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Original recipe makes 4 servings Change Servings
  • PREP

    15 mins
  • COOK

    10 mins

    25 mins


  1. Place bacon in a large, deep skillet. Cook over medium high heat until evenly brown. Drain, crumble and set aside, reserving 2 tablespoons of the drippings.
  2. In a small bowl, whisk together the reserved bacon drippings, mayonnaise, vinegar and basil and let dressing stand, covered, at room temperature.
  3. In a large skillet over medium heat, toss the bread pieces with the salt and pepper. Drizzle with the oil, continue tossing and cook over medium-low heat until golden brown.
  4. In a large bowl mix together the romaine, tomatoes, bacon and croutons. Pour the dressing over the salad and toss well.
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Most Helpful Positive Review
Dec 16, 2003

Very yummy! I did use a full pound of extra thick bacon, and added a tablespoon or so of milk to the very thick dressing (light mayo worked great). One note about the croutons - the amounts listed for salt and pepper were very heavy even though I doubled the bread - start at about 1/3 of the amount listed and go from there. FYI, these are 4 VERY LARGE servings!! For typical side salad servings, it would be closer to 8-10. Such a great salad & it does taste just like a BLT. It even kept well in the fridge overnight, to my delight!

Most Helpful Critical Review
Oct 20, 2006

The dressing is very good, but you can only eat one forkful, otherwise you will die from the mayo and bacon grease used for the dressing. Its a once a year recipe.

Oct 30, 2007

I have always used this recipe for the dressing itself and don't find it necessary to change a thing. The bacon drippings provide a nice, rich flavor. Use a light hand when dressing your greens, and because this is a heavier dressing, it works perfectly with the Romaine lettuce called for.

Jul 23, 2003

Yummy! I didn't have any fresh basil on hand but still turned out well and my advice to future cooks is to let the bread cool before tossing in salad or else it all turns mushy and not so appealing. Overall, very good and will make again!

Aug 16, 2010

OMG! What an incredible salad! The dressing was awesome and just about anything that contains bacon my husband is all over it. This was no exception. The only thing I added to take it over the top was some sliced avacado and swiss cheese - YUM!

May 30, 2007

Don't know about the reviewer who didn't like the Avocado - unless I read it wrong, Avocado isn't called for in this recipe. Anyway, I taste tested the dressing before and after adding the basil. Even though I'm a huge basil fan, I think I liked the dressing better without it. Since basil is not a traditional BLT ingredient, I'll omit it next time. Also, we usually don't have croutons on our salad, so I decided to add the salt, and pepper to the prepared dressing. The whole tsp of pepper was great, but the tsp of salt was too much in combination with the bacon, which is already fairly salty - I added more mayo and some milk to compensate. Next time I'll add the salt to taste. Please note my rating of 4 stars was not because of the revisions I made to this recipe, but because I thought the dressing, prepared as directed, tasted better without the basil.

Aug 06, 2003

Great! But use fat-free plain yoghurt instead of mayo for a healthier salad.

Jul 23, 2003

This was a wonderful salad to serve on a hot summer day.


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  • Calories
  • 440 kcal
  • 22%
  • Carbohydrates
  • 23.4 g
  • 8%
  • Cholesterol
  • 31 mg
  • 10%
  • Fat
  • 34.1 g
  • 53%
  • Fiber
  • 4 g
  • 16%
  • Protein
  • 12.2 g
  • 24%
  • Sodium
  • 1344 mg
  • 54%

* Percent Daily Values are based on a 2,000 calorie diet.

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