Here's a salad version of America's favorite sandwich. We use shredded tomato as a base for the creamy tomato-and-chive dressing--adding great tang and flavor along with extra vitamin C.

EatingWell Test Kitchen
Source: EatingWell Magazine, July/August 2007

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Recipe Summary

total:
25 mins
Servings:
4
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Ingredients

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Directions

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  • Preheat oven to 350 degrees F. Toss bread with oil and spread on a baking sheet. Bake, turning once, until golden brown, 15 to 20 minutes.

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  • Cut 1 tomato in half. Working over a large bowl, shred both halves using the large holes on a box grater. Discard the skin. Add mayonnaise, chives (or scallion greens), vinegar, garlic powder and pepper; whisk to combine.

  • Chop the remaining 3 tomatoes. Add the tomatoes, romaine and croutons to the bowl with the dressing; toss to coat. Sprinkle with bacon.

Tips

Cut Down on Dishes: A rimmed baking sheet is great for everything from roasting to catching accidental drips and spills. For effortless cleanup and to keep your baking sheets in tip-top shape, line them with a layer of foil before each use.

Nutrition Facts

159 calories; protein 5.3g 11% DV; carbohydrates 19.2g 6% DV; dietary fiber 3.3g 13% DV; sugars 4.4g; fat 6.8g 11% DV; saturated fat 1.4g 7% DV; cholesterol 8.1mg 3% DV; vitamin a iu 6233.5IU 125% DV; vitamin c 20.1mg 33% DV; folate 100.8mcg 25% DV; calcium 35.9mg 4% DV; iron 1mg 6% DV; magnesium 24.6mg 9% DV; potassium 474.7mg 13% DV; sodium 283.6mg 11% DV; thiamin 0.1mg 11% DV.

Reviews (9)

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9 Ratings
  • 5 star values: 8
  • 4 star values: 1
  • 3 star values: 0
  • 2 star values: 0
  • 1 star values: 0
Rating: 5 stars
05/12/2012
The next time I make this I will drain the grated tomato. The juice made the dressing too runny. Bet this would be fabulous when we have our own garden tomatoes! Pros: Nice variation in textures and flavors. Cons: seasoning could use a little more punch. Read More
Rating: 5 stars
10/29/2011
This was quick and easy and quite tasty. I did add some italian seasoning to the croutons and used red wine vinegar and also used Jenni-O turkey bacon. I also did not grate the tomato and just used a food processor for the dressing. Will make again. Read More
Rating: 5 stars
10/29/2011
This recipe was AWESOME! There's just something about mixing the tomatoes with the mayo to make the dressing. Definitely will make this again! Read More
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Rating: 4 stars
01/29/2012
Delicious I loved this recipe easy to make very quick and the dressing was absolutely delicious. I think next time I will substitute boneless skinless chicken breast for the bacon to make it a filling dinner salad! Pros: Healthy quick Read More
Rating: 5 stars
10/30/2011
Shred (grate) the tomato and discard the skin? I'm at a loss on that one. I used chopped grape tomatoes and it was perfect. They're so sweet and tasty and way less work than "shredding" tomatoes. If you want to up the nutritional ante on this one substitute barley or brown rice for the cubed bread. Oh and I used Trader Joe's turkey bacon which is really tasty and better quality than most turkey bacon. Read More
Rating: 5 stars
10/30/2011
I thought this was delicious! Read More
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Rating: 5 stars
10/30/2011
Add half a chopped avocado sublime! Read More
Rating: 5 stars
10/30/2011
My husband and I just tried out this salad tonight and we thought it was pretty good! Making it was fast the homemade croutons were great and I loved the dressing. We are definitely making this one of our staple meals. Read More
Rating: 5 stars
10/30/2011
I love this recipe! Has all my favs with no guilt. I did make two changes though. I always make my own mayo and it's full fat--but healthy fat (read the labels on jarred mayo in the stores!) and I prefer balsamic vinegar. So refreshing and great combo of flavors--what's wrong with bacon?????? Read More