BLT Salad with Toaster Croutons
My husband likes BLT sandwiches and I do not, but I am not about to cook bacon and not eat any of it, so what is a girl to do? A BLT salad, that’s what. It’s actually super easy since a bacon-lettuce-tomato salad has all of the same ingredients as a bacon-lettuce-tomato sandwich (SHOCKING, I know) and just a few more. I posted a recipe for a BLT salad on another site, but this one has an upgrade: 5 minute toaster oven croutons.
Serves 1 (just double stuff to make more)
1 1/2 cups mixed greens
1/2 tomato, chopped
1 (or 2) slices of bacon, cut in to bite size pieces
splash balsamic vinegar
feta or blue cheese crumbles
1 slice of bread, I used dill rye
- Assemble the salad: put greens in a bowl, top with tomatoes, bacon, grind some drizzle a little vinegar, grind some black pepper on the top and throw on some cheese. Easy peasy! (I find with the bacon you don’t even need oil with the vinegar, but maybe that is just me. I like a tart salad.)
- Make the croutons I found that cutting the bread before toasting gave a clean, crisper edge, but then you do need a toaster oven. Cut bread in to circles, put on oven pan or foil, toast for 2 min, flip and toast again. Put one salad.
- If you only have a toaster, I bet you could toast and cut, but it might make a mess and/or the cut edges won’t be toasted.
- Eat. Enjoy! Marvel at my laziness.