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BLT Salad

July/August 2007

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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.



READER'S COMMENT:
"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...
BLT Salad Recipe

Makes: 4 servings, about 1 1/4 cups each

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Ingredients

  • 1 cup cubed whole-wheat country bread
  • 2 teaspoons extra-virgin olive oil
  • 4 medium tomatoes, divided
  • 3 tablespoons reduced-fat mayonnaise
  • 2 tablespoons minced chives, or scallion greens
  • 2 teaspoons distilled white vinegar
  • 1/4 teaspoon garlic powder
  • Freshly ground pepper, to taste
  • 5 cups chopped hearts of romaine lettuce
  • 3 slices center-cut bacon, cooked and crumbled

Preparation

  1. Preheat oven to 350°F. Toss bread with oil and spread on a baking sheet. Bake, turning once, until golden brown, 15 to 20 minutes.
  2. 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.
  3. Chop the remaining 3 tomatoes. Add the tomatoes, romaine and croutons to the bowl with the dressing; toss to coat. Sprinkle with bacon.

Nutrition

Per serving: 151 calories; 6 g fat (1 g sat, 3 g mono); 5 mg cholesterol; 20 g carbohydrates; 0 g added sugars; 5 g protein; 4 g fiber; 306 mg sodium; 555 mg potassium.

Nutrition Bonus: Vitamin A (110% daily value), Vitamin C (60% dv), Folate (30% dv), Potassium (16% dv).

Carbohydrate Servings: 1

Exchanges: 1 starch, 1 vegetable, 1 fat



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Recipe Categories

Servings
4
Preparation/ Technique
Bake
Meal/Course
Lunch
Dinner

Season
Summer
Fall
Type of Dish
Salad, side/appetizer
Ethnic/Regional
American
Ease of Preparation
Easy
Total Time
30 minutes or less
Publication
July/August 2007

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