BLT Salad Recipe “The Perfect Summer Side Dish”

This BLT Salad is a winner for any gathering or even just a weeknight dinner side dish! Packed with cheese, bacon, tomatoes, and a tasty homemade dressing, it’s sure to please everyone.

If you’re after a salad that’s both crowd-pleasing and easy to make, this BLT Salad Recipe is the answer. We love BLT sandwiches in our household, and this salad version is just as tasty.

With all the classic ingredients mixed in a new way, this BLT Salad is perfect for any occasion, whether it’s a bridal shower, office potluck, or a simple family meal.

BLT Salad Recipe

BLT Salad Recipe

This salad comes with an exceptional homemade ranch dressing,  loaded with fresh lettuce, crispy bacon, juicy tomatoes, and tasty croutons.  Plus, I throw in avocado because it makes everything better. It's a flavor explosion and perfect for summertime!
Prep Time 15 minutes
Cook Time 15 minutes
Total Time 30 minutes
Course Salad
Cuisine American
Servings 5
Calories 366 kcal

Equipment

  • 1 Large mixing bowl
  • Cutting Board
  • Sharp Knife
  • Salad spinner (optional)
  • Salad plates or bowls for serving

Ingredients
  

  • ½ cup Plain Greek yoghurt or sour cream
  • – 2 tbsp Milk or buttermilk
  • – 1 tbsp Lemon juice
  • – 2 tbsp Chopped fresh chives
  • – ½ tsp Dried dill
  • – ½ tsp Garlic powder
  • – ½ tsp Onion powder
  • – ¼ tsp Dried parsley
  • – Salt and pepper to taste

Instructions
 

  • Make the dressing: In a small bowl, mix Greek yoghurt, milk, lemon juice, chives, dill, garlic powder, onion powder, parsley, salt, and pepper until smooth. Set it aside.
  • Cook bacon strips in a large skillet over medium heat until crispy, about 8 to 12 minutes. Drain on a paper towel-lined plate.
  • In a large bowl, combine chopped lettuce, tomatoes, avocado, croutons, and onion.
  • Chop the cooked bacon and add it to the salad.
  • Drizzle the dressing over the salad and serve right away.

Notes

  • Check your bacon’s ingredients; some brands add sugar.
  • For the tastiest results, use fresh garden tomatoes only.
  • If you expect leftovers, keep the dressing separate and add it to individual servings. Undressed salad stays fresh for about 2-3 days in the fridge. If it’s already dressed, it’ll get soggy in there!
  • Your homemade dressing will stay good for 1 week if stored in a sealed container, bottle, or jar.

Nutrition Facts:

NutritionValue
Calories366 kcal
Protein15g
Carbohydrates25g
Fat28g
Sugar5g
Calcium63mg
Iron2mg
Cholesterol30mg
Sodium418mg
Fiber6g

How Do I Make BLT Salad Dressing?

How Do I Make BLT Salad Dressing?

This dressing is tasty on the BLT salad or any salad. If you don’t have all the ingredients or time, you can use store-bought ranch dressing. Just mix mayo, maple syrup, mustard, and lemon juice in a bowl until smooth. Then, keep it in the fridge until you’re ready to use it. Super easy! 

– Large mixing bowl

– Cutting board

– Sharp knife

– Salad spinner (optional)

– Measuring cups and spoons

– Salad plates or bowls for serving

– Ingredients: lettuce, tomatoes, bacon, bread (for croutons), salad dressing.

What Can I Put In My Salad?

You can add whatever you like! The salad is originally like a BLT sandwich, but you can add other stuff too. Think cucumbers, bell peppers, sprouts, green onion, or shredded carrots.

How Do I Serve The Salad?

You can eat it for a quick lunch, a full meal, or as a side dish with your main course. If you really like BLTs, you can have it with my avocado BLT sandwich.

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