This was better than I expected. I didn't think there was enough dressing as I was making it but it turned out to be perfect. More dressing would have overwhelmed the salad. I used a little bit more feta (3 oz total) and spinach in place of romaine because that's what was ready in my garden. Definitely a keeper!
BLT Bread Salad
sma1978 Posted: 05/21/10
Laurie18 Posted: 06/27/10
Made this salad in stages so I could put the whole thing together everyday for lunch. Yes it was time consuming to do it this way but didn't want the bread to get soogy. I did add more red wine vinegar to the dressing as I didn't have enough dressing to coat the bread the first day for lunch.
meghabyte Posted: 05/24/10
My husband and I liked this recipe and I will make it again. I used turkey bacon instead of pork bacon. Next time I will add a bit of sugar to the dressing since it seemed a bit strong. This salad was served with light verson of 'loaded' baked potato soup.
Darian Posted: 07/21/10
This salad was delicious! We ended up with a lot of extra croutons, which we saved for another use. There was a little too much of the vinaigrette too. The salad was very satisfying and needed no additional sides. I will definitely be making it again!
evemarie Posted: 06/11/10
This was very good. It took a while to make, however the time investment was worth it as I plan on eating the salad over several days. Since I'm doing that, I kept all the components separate and will combine then when I'm ready to enjoy! I used grape tomatoes instead of plum, since I had them on hand. I also omitted the additional oil and used center cut bacon and reduced fat feta to bring the calories down a bit. This was a very delicious salad! Would definitely make again.
BrigitteR Posted: 06/03/10
So this took me about an hour to make. I'm a slow cook. This was an amazing salad...right when I made it. However, after spending a night in the fridge the lettuce was all wilted and gross. The bread was soggy and the bacon wasn't crunchy anymore. The recipe says to pour all of the vinaigrette on the salad before serving it. After doing that once, I don't recommend it. I think the reason that this salad did not last very long was because I put everything together when I made it instead of as I ate it. I would definitely recommend keeping the croÃ»tons in a bag in your cupboard until you need them instead of adding them in all at once. That way they stay nice and crisp, instead of getting soggy and tasting like fridge. Same thing with the dressing. Keep it separate from the salad until you are ready to use it. Next time I make this I will try using fresh romaine lettuce instead of the pre-packaged stuff. I think it lasts longer that way.
MickiC Posted: 05/13/10
This was very easy to make and quite tasty. I had all of the ingredients on hand except for the Roma tomatoes. I used some Grape tomatoes from my garden but they didn't provide enough of a tomato taste. I will make it again soon, probably when my Italian tomatoes are ripe!
Steph3691 Posted: 09/30/12
This salad is going into the regular rotation! It was sooo good. My kids devoured it. I love all of the different components!!!
daneanp Posted: 10/01/12
Great flavor and super easy. My daughter substituted parmesan cheese for the feta. My only small complaint is that it isn't that substantial for a meal. Needs more bacon - LoL, doesn't everything? Maybe a bread stick along side, though there were plenty of croutons. Cubed avocado would help. Hmmmm....will definitely make again. FWIW, using good quality red wine vinegar and olive oil is essential to this dish.