Kate's Cuisine

Apr 24 2014

BLT Salad

BLT Salad

I’ve said before that I can become somewhat irritated by salad that has lettuce in it. But when the lettuce is the main component and when it helps with the simplicity of the dish, it is no longer boring and can even be something I really love. I made this salad for dinner one night and while I would have preferred to make it with a dressing much more like Caesar salad dressing, which is mayonnaise-based (because that’s what you’d eat on a BLT sandwich,) I was limited when making it for my oil/vinegar-based-loving family. I have to say, I think the simple salad dressing worked even better than anything creamy would have.

1 head Romaine lettuce, washed, dried, and chopped $1.00
1 large tomato, diced $0.33
4 slices bacon $1.20
1/2 cup Parmesan cheese $1.49
1/2 cup olive oil $0.23
3 tablespoons rice vinegar $0.27
1 teaspoon sugar $0.01
Salt $0.01
Pepper $0.01

Total Cost $4.55
Cost per serving $1.13

1.) Place bacon in a skillet over medium heat. Cook, turning occasionally, for about 10 minutes, until bacon is very crisp. Drain on paper towels before crumbling or cutting into bite-size pieces.

2.) Meanwhile, combine the olive oil, rice vinegar, sugar, salt and pepper in a small bowl and whisk vigorously to combine. Set aside.

3.) Place lettuce and tomato in a large bowl. Drizzle the salad dressing over top and mix thoroughly to combine. Top with bacon pieces and sprinkle Parmesan cheese over top.

4.) Serve and enjoy!

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