Easy BLT Salad
This Easy BLT Salad will really hit the spot when you just need a quick and tasty lunch salad or a side dish for a low-carb meal! And this salad is really low in carbs, so don’t be afraid to add more tomatoes if you prefer.
By the time you read this I’ll be headed for Chicago, where I’ll be attending Eat Write Retreat as well as exploring a few Chicago restaurants with my real-life and blogging friend Stephanie. I’m scheduling a few recipes to post while I’m gone, starting with this Easy BLT Salad that I made recently with Kara. We gobbled up the salad, and both of us loved how much bacon flavor we could get with only a small amount of crumbled bacon. Because, bacon!
And I’m not going to be shy about admitting it, this salad was inspired by the purchase of a package of Kirkland Bacon Crumbles that jumped into my cart at Costco. I don’t eat a lot of bacon, but I’ve learned it doesn’t take much bacon to add great bacon flavor to some recipes, and you can certainly use more bacon than I did if you prefer!
Kirkland Bacon Crumbles are pieces of cooked crumbled bacon that come in a package that needs refrigeration; I wouldn’t use the dried bacon bits for this salad. Of course, if you’re a bacon purist you’re welcome to cook your own bacon and crumble it for the salad. It won’t be quite as quick and easy if you do that, but the salad will be amazing either way. The salad is surprisingly low in carbs, so you might want to add more tomatoes if it’s fresh tomato season. But seriously, no matter how you adjust the recipe this Easy BLT Salad is always going to be quick, easy, and delicious!
How to Make Easy BLT Salad:
(Scroll down for complete recipe with nutritional information.)
- You want the flavors well-distributed in the salad, so chop the lettuce fairly small.
- Wash lettuce (in a salad spinner (affiliate link) if you have one), or wash and dry with paper towels.
- Put lettuce in salad bowl.
- Cut up tomatoes, slice green onions, and measure the bacon crumbles.
- Whisk together dressing ingredients (or use your favorite purchased no-sugar vinaigrette.)
- Toss the lettuce with the dressing, then add the other ingredients and toss again.
- If you have garden-fresh tomatoes to make this, the salad will be even better, but even with the early summer cherry tomatoes I used it was amazing!
More Tasty Low-Carb Salads with Bacon:
- 2 large heads romaine lettuce, chopped small and washed
- 1 cup diced tomatoes or cherry tomatoes (see notes)
- 1/2 cup crumbled cooked bacon (see notes)
- 1/4 cup thinly sliced green onion
- 2 T olive oil
- 1 T white balsamic vinegar
- 1/2 tsp. garlic powder
- salt and fresh black pepper to taste
- Remove the end and any damaged outer leaves from the Romaine lettuce; then use a big knife to chop the lettuce into small pieces.
- Wash lettuce (in salad spinner (affiliate link) if you have one, or wash in the sink and dry with paper towels.)
- Cut up tomatoes or cut cherry tomatoes in half, slice green onions.
- Measure desired amount of crumbled bacon.
- Whisk together the olive oil, white balsamic dressing, garlic or garlic powder (if using), salt, and pepper to make the dressing. (Or use your favorite purchased vinaigrette dressing with no sugar if you prefer.)
- Put the chopped romaine into a bowl and toss with the dressing. Add other ingredients and toss again.
- Serve right away.
I used Kirkland Bacon Crumbles for this salad, but of course you can cook your own bacon and crumble it. Check bacon ingredients if you’re making this for Paleo diet. You can use more or less tomatoes to taste and depending on how many carbs you prefer.
Recipe created by Kalyn and Kara.
Amount Per Serving: Calories: 129Total Fat: 11gSaturated Fat: 2gTrans Fat: 0gUnsaturated Fat: 8gCholesterol: 10mgSodium: 387mgCarbohydrates: 5gFiber: 2gSugar: 3gProtein: 4g
Nutrition information is automatically calculated by the Recipe Plug-In I am using. I am not a nutritionist and cannot guarantee 100% accuracy, since many variables affect those calculations.
Low-Carb Diet / Low-Glycemic Diet ? South Beach Diet Suggestions:
This Easy BLT Salad would be good for low-carb and low-glycemic diets, and personally I’d eat it for the South Beach Diet as well. The South Beach Diet doesn’t recommend bacon because it contains saturated fat, but it doesn’t take a lot of bacon to make this salad and research is showing that saturated fat is not harmful. Or use turkey bacon if you’re being more strict!
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