BLT salad

BLT Salad

This salad is reminiscent of a classic BLT sandwich, but with a few added bonuses. The combination that tastes so good as a sandwich, tastes just as good as a salad. From the crispy bacon, juicy tomatoes, creamy avocado, and tangy feta this is a simple salad that you will want to make again and again.

This buttermilk ranch is easy to whip together and tastes much better than the store bought kin that rely heavy on additives that help keep a shelf life. This creamy, garlicky, herb dressing can be used to spice up anything from salads to roast or raw vegetables. 

 

Ingredients:

For the buttermilk ranch:

½ cup mayonnaise

½ cup sour cream

½ cup buttermilk

1 tablespoon apple cider vinegar

1 teaspoon Worcestershire

1 teaspoon minced garlic

½ teaspoon mustard powder

1 ½ teaspoons dried parsley

½ teaspoon dried dill

½ teaspoon dried oregano

½ teaspoon basil

¼ teaspoon ground black pepper

¼ teaspoon kosher salt

 

For the salad:

3 heads of romaine, about 1 pound

7 ounces roasted turkey breast, diced into ½” pieces

¼ pound cooked applewood-smoked bacon, crumbled

½ cup crumbled feta cheese

1 Roma tomato, cored and diced

1 avocado, peeled, seeded and diced

 

Instructions: 

For the buttermilk ranch:

In a medium bowl whisk together all of the ingredients for the ranch until combined. Cover and refrigerate until ready to use.

 

For the salad:

Wash and dry the lettuce then chop into ½” strips. In a large bowl toss the lettuce in about ½ cup of dressing depending on preference. Add the turkey, bacon, feta, tomato and avocado then toss to combine. Divide the salad among bowls and serve immediately.  

 

Serves 2 as an entrée salad.  

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