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BLT Salad with Buttermilk Dressing

BLT Salad with parmesan buttermilk dressing

BLT Salad with buttermilk dressing-romaine lettuce, crispy bacon, juicy tomatoes, fresh baked croutons and a homemade Parmesan buttermilk dressing that brings all the flavors together into a yummy tasting BLT.

This BLT salad will be great for your next potluck and everyone will be sure to love it. I mean..it has bacon, so how can they not?!? And the homemade croutons…they’re delicious!!

I first had this salad last summer and loved it! I am glad to be sharing it on the blog today cause I think this is a salad even non salad lovers will enjoy. Cough-cough, Jason, cough! 🙂 

BLT Salad with homemade croutons

Actually, Jason has grown to like salads and does eat them when I make them. Of course, he loved the bacon and homemade croutons on this salad. 

This recipe calls for white bread for the croutons and I think that really makes a difference in the taste for this salad. For me, the white bread made the salad really taste like a BLT I grew up eating as a kid. Except, my BLTs are minus the T. Sorry, tomatoes!

Here’s the recipe…enjoy!

BLT Salad with Buttermilk Dressing
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Ingredients
  1. 2 1/2 cups cubed white bread
  2. 3 tablespoons butter, melted
  3. 1 teaspoon kosher salt
  4. 1/4 teaspoon freshly ground black pepper
  5. 1 tablespoon minced shallot
  6. 1/4 cup cider vinegar
  7. 1/2 cup buttermilk
  8. 3/4 cup mayonnaise
  9. 1/2 cup grated Parmesan cheese
  10. 1/2 teaspoon kosher salt 1/4 teaspoon freshly ground black pepper
  11. 1/8 teaspoon sugar
  12. 12 ounces romaine lettuce hearts, chopped
  13. 1 1/2 pounds assorted fresh tomatoes, sliced
  14. 6 slices cooked bacon, chopped
Instructions
  1. Preheat oven to 375°.
  2. Prepare Croutons: Toss together bread, melted butter, salt, and pepper in a medium mixing bowl. Place on a baking sheet, and bake 7 to 8 minutes. Remove from oven, and set aside.
  3. Prepare Dressing: Combine shallot and vinegar in a medium mixing bowl, and let stand for 5 minutes. Whisk in buttermilk and next 5 ingredients.
  4. Make Salad: Arrange romaine lettuce onto a serving platter or salad bowl.
  5. Top with sliced tomatoes and chopped bacon, croutons, parsley.
  6. Serve immediately with dressing on the side.
Notes
  1. You can add the dressing directly to the salad if you don't anticipate having leftovers.
  2. I cut my bacon into small pieces and fry it rather than frying it in whole strips and then chopping it.
Adapted from Southern Living
Adapted from Southern Living
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Born and raised in Southern Illinois. My journey has brought me to Louisville, Ky where I live with my architect husband, Jason and our little dog, Fonzie. We enjoy exploring our city and eating good food. I am happy to be able to share great recipes with you and snap some photos along the way. I sincerely hope you enjoy exploring my blog as much as I have enjoyed creating it!

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