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bacon, lettuce, and tomato salad

(1 rating)
Recipe by
Penny Burdge
Lenexa, KS

A good friend introduced me to this salad. Bless her cooking skills. Meals are the best when you use ingredients that are in season - so this BLT salad with fresh tomatoes is a summer favorite. Add another summertime favorite, sweet corn, to the menu and you've got a meal.

(1 rating)
prep time 15 Min
cook time 5 Min

Ingredients For bacon, lettuce, and tomato salad

  • 4 slice
  • 1 tsp
    sea salt
  • 1 tsp
    freshly ground pepper
  • 2 Tbsp
    canola oil
  • 4 slice
    bread, cubed
  • 1 lb
    lettuce leaves, (any kind except iceberg)
  • 1/2 lb
  • 2 lg
    tomatoes, diced
  • 1/2 c
    mayonnaise (not salad dressing)
  • 2 Tbsp
    red wine vinegar
  • 2 Tbsp
    bacon drippings
  • 1/4 c
    fresh basil, finely chopped

How To Make bacon, lettuce, and tomato salad

  • 1
    In a skillet, cook the 4 slices of bacon until they are crisp, but not burnt. Remove from skillet, crumble when cooled enough to handle and set aside. Pour off, but SAVE the bacon drippings to make the dressing. (See below)
  • 2
    Add the salt, pepper and canola oil to the skillet and bring it back up to medium-high heat. Add the cubed bread and toss well. Cook and stir until the bread is a bit crispy on the outside, but not burnt.
  • 3
    Tear the cleaned lettuce into bite-sized pieces and place in a large salad bowl. Add the tomatoes. Add the 1/2 pound of cooked and crumbled bacon and the 4 crumbled slices of bacon used to make drippings for the dressing(from step 1) Toss it to mix it well.
  • 4
    Make the Dressing: Combine all the dressing ingredients in a glass jar with a lid, and shake it all vigorously until well-blended. If it seems too think, just add another teaspoon of vinegar. Too thin, add a bit more mayo.

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