A tasty salad version of the classic BLT is perfect for a casual dinner
Bacon, Lettuce and Tomato Salad
- 4 tbsp olive oil
- 2 tbsp red wine or balsamic vinegar
- 2 tbsp chopped fresh basil plus 4 sprigs for garnish
- 1/4 tsp salt
- Pinch freshly ground pepper
- 2 tomatoes, peeled, seeded, chopped
- 4 to 6 slices lean side bacon, sliced in
6 to 8 cups bite-sized pieces romaine lettuce
4 green onions, trimmed, thinly sliced
1 cup croutons
For dressing, combine oil, vinegar, chopped basil, salt and pepper.
Toss 1 tablespoon of dressing with tomatoes. Set aside.
In skillet, cook bacon until crisp. Drain on paper towels.
Toss lettuce with remaining dressing and arrange on 4 plates. Scatter tomatoes, onions, bacon and croutons over top. Garnish with basil sprigs.
Makes 4 servings.
Wine serving suggestion: A good match for this main-course idea is a Sauvignon Blanc
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