Recipe of the Week: BLT Salad

From Everyday Health

Time to break out of your salad rut! Here’s one that takes minutes to prepare but blends delicious ingredients together for a meal that’s restaurant-quality but foolproof – and plenty satisfying. The crumbled bacon adds so much succulent flavor that you feel like you’re indulging, but this dish clocks in at only 151 calories per serving. It’s such a breeze to whip together, and so much easier – and tastier – than picking up the phone to order takeout.

Ingredients

  • 1 cup(s) bread, whole-wheat country, cubed
  • 2 teaspoon extra-virgin olive oil
  • 4 medium tomato(es), divided
  • 3 tablespoon mayonnaise, reduced-fat
  • 2 tablespoon chives, or scallion greens, minced
  • 2 teaspoon vinegar, white, distilled
  • 1/4 teaspoon garlic powder
  • pepper, black ground, to taste
  • 5 cup(s) lettuce, romaine heart spears, chopped
  • 3 slice(s) bacon, center-cut, 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.