Monday, October 6, 2014

BLT Salad

Who doesn't love a great salad?  While I certainly can appreciate a dinner salad, I also rarely put a meal on the table without some greens on the side.  By now it's a habit.  I grew up loving salad, and loving watching my dad mix up some Italian dressing in one of those old-school carafes.  In my teens, we saw the advent of "salad in a bag" kits, so we were often treated with Caesar salad at suppertime.  And while that certainly makes my busy life a ton easier, every now and then I like to change things up and do something a little different.  When I saw this recipe, I knew I had to try it.  I'm a sucker for a BLT, so this was a natural choice for me.  And it goes great with a steak.  Don't believe me?  Fine, but it's your loss!  Enjoy!

2 tablespoons mustard
2 tablespoons honey
1 tablespoon white wine vinegar
1/4 cup mayonnaise
1 teaspoon nutmeg
1/2 cup olive oil
pepper to taste
1 head lettuce (I like romaine the best)
6 slices bacon, crisp-cooked and crumbled
2 tomatoes, chopped

Whisk the mustard, honey, vinegar, mayonnaise, nutmeg, olive oil, and pepper together in a bowl.  Cut the lettuce into wedges, or tear if you prefer it that way, and place on salad plates or in a large serving bowl.  Cover the lettuce with bacon and tomatoes.  Drizzle with a generous portion of the dressing.

Serves 4.

Recipe adapted from My Mama Made That, by the Junior League of Hampton Roads.


  1. This looks amazing!! Found your recipe at Tasty Tuesdays at the New Mrs. Adventures. I am one of the hostesses of Tickle My Tastebuds and would love you to stop by and link up this recipe if you have not yet already. Here is the link

  2. I love a good salad and I love me a BLT too! So this salad is right down my alley! I will have to give this recipe a go! Thanks for sharing! Stopping in from the link up today :)

    J @ A Hot Southern Mess

  3. G'day and thanks for sharing at our #SayGdayParty Love BLT salads! Pinned!
    Please make sure to revisit and Say G'day to the hosts and people at the party if you haven't already!
    Cheers! Joanne @ What's On The List

  4. I love that you've turned such a favorite classic into a salad!! Thank you so much for linking up at Tasty Tuesday! Your recipe has been pinned to the Tasty Tuesday Pinterest board! Please join us again this week!

  5. Hi Kate,
    I would just love your BLT Salad, what a great meal for me! Thanks so much for sharing your awesome post with Full Plate Thursday and have a fabulous day!
    Hope to see you soon,
    Miz Helen