BLT Salad-sort of

June 10th, 2009 by katie

So I heard recently that people are actually tired of bacon.  Could it possibly be true?  That we exhausted ourselves in the excess that is this?  I think that-like with all things-bacon in moderation is absolutely delicious.  I like BLT sandwiches fully loaded with onions, pickles, spices, cheese, avocado and anything else I can fit between two slices of bread.  I thought I could carry that over into a BLT salad with some Blue Cheese Ranch dressing and let me tell you how delicious it was.  mrChaos, who generally tolerates salads for dinner, went out of his way to tell me how good this was.

I updated my blue cheese ranch dip by subbing  buttermilk for the sour cream to make it a little thinner.  You could add as much or as little blue cheese as you like depending on whether you lean towards the blue cheese side or the ranch side.

BLT Salad with Avocado and Blue Cheese Dressing

serves 4, prep 10-15min
  1. Combine salad ingredients, serve.
  2. Drizzle with dressing.

Fantastic served alongside steaks.  Salad dressing is one of those things you really shouldn’t bother buying at the store.  Make your own a few times and you will see what I mean.  The flavor of homemade salad dressing is so bright and fresh compared to the bottled stuff, they are hardly comparable.  I have never been a fan of the thick, globby bottled blue cheese dressings, but this dressing tastes both light and creamy with the flavors of herbs and spices rounded out with whiff of blue cheese.  It really makes this salad that much more delicious.  Do you make your own salad dressing?  Or is there a bottled dressing you can’t live without?

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9 Responses

  1. Nancy

    Thanks for sharing! I can’t wait to try this. It will be perfect for dinner on a hot summer day.

  2. andie

    i make a vary similar salad, but with texas ranch dressing and croutons. ,,, that sounds good…i think i know what is for dinner tonight!

  3. Lisa@The Cutting Edge of Ordinary

    Wow that sounds delicious Katie. I am going to have to add this to my “to make” list.

    My husband will love that dressing. Thanks for sharing it with us.

  4. ambitious

    delicious! Next stop – bacon cookie? 🙂

  5. Melissa

    Absolutely delicious. I would easily eat that for dinner and miiiight be able to get Steve to haha. Looks great, katie!

  6. Robin Sue

    I could never get sick of this salad. I crave things like this sometimes. Good thing I have some bacon already in the freezer ready to go!

  7. Susan

    Now that sounds delicious Katie.
    I have to try this!

  8. Marie

    That looks great! Maybe I can lighten it up with some turkey bacon. What do you think?

    I guess it depends if you like turkey bacon or not. I don’t, so I would just use less bacon or maybe some cooked and crumbled pancetta instead. The bacon is a great addition but the salad could probably stand on its own. -Katie

  9. Kevin

    What an amazing salad!!

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