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