BLT Chopped Salad with Lemon Vinaigrette

March 18, 2014

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BLT! Who doesn’t love it? You have got to try this salad! It is easy to make and it tastes so incredibly delicious. Really this is a BLTA salad because I couldn’t resist adding the avocado in there. Avocados add nutrition and a subtle, unique flavor and that irreplaceable texture.

BLT Chopped Salad with Lemon Vinaigrette| Cooking Classy

I love salads and how simple they are to throw together. They make for a quick dinner that is filling and (mostly) healthy. You can choose how much bacon you’d like to add. My family loves bacon – we fight over bacon :), so I added a fair amount to ours. It’s probably true though that a pound of bacon between four people isn’t very healthy, so if you are looking to make it a little healthier just cut back on the amount of bacon you add in. If you want to serve this as a main dish for dinner I recommend adding in some grilled chicken breast because it makes it more filling.

Just be sure you add the dressing to this salad just before serving because after a short period of time the romaine lettuce will begin to loose it’s crunch. It’s a common rule for most green salads but just thought I’d add that in there, because soggy salads are no good. Enjoy!

BLT Chopped Salad with Lemon Vinaigrette| Cooking Classy

BLT Chopped Salad with Lemon Vinaigrette

Such a flavorful and satisfying salad recipe! You can never go wrong with bacon.

Servings: 6
Prep Time 20 minutes
Cook Time 6 minutes
Total Time 26 minutes

Ingredients

Lemon Vinaigrette

  • 1/4 cup olive oil
  • 1/4 cup canola oil
  • 3 1/2 Tbsp fresh lemon juice
  • 1 cloves garlic , minced
  • 1 Tbsp dijon mustard (I like Emeril's)
  • 1 tsp honey
  • 1/4 tsp each salt and freshly ground black pepper , then more to taste as desired

Salad

  • 1 large head Romaine lettuce
  • 12 oz bacon , cooked and crumbled
  • 2 medium avocados , diced
  • 6 oz feta cheese , crumbled
  • 12 oz cherry or grape tomatoes , each sliced into 3 segments
  • 1/2 cup slivered almonds , toasted
  • 2 chicken breasts , grilled and sliced into strips (optional)

Instructions

  1. For the Lemon Vinaigrette:
  2. Add all ingredients to a blender and pulse until well emulsified. Store in refrigerator.
  3. For the salad:
  4. Add all ingredients to a large bowl (or just layer all ingredients on plates individually), and toss with dressing just before serving.

Recipe Notes

Nutrition estimate does not include chicken.

Nutrition Facts
BLT Chopped Salad with Lemon Vinaigrette
Amount Per Serving
Calories 651 Calories from Fat 549
% Daily Value*
Fat 61g94%
Saturated Fat 15g94%
Cholesterol 63mg21%
Sodium 825mg36%
Potassium 673mg19%
Carbohydrates 14g5%
Fiber 6g25%
Sugar 5g6%
Protein 15g30%
Vitamin A 1117IU22%
Vitamin C 18mg22%
Calcium 180mg18%
Iron 1mg6%
* Percent Daily Values are based on a 2000 calorie diet.
Course: Salad
Cuisine: American
Keyword: BLT Salad
Author: Jaclyn