Photo: Alison Miksch
Hands-on Time
15 Mins
Total Time
20 Mins
Yield
Serves 6

Turn a deconstructed BLT into a salad! Tip: bake the croutons and bacon together on the same baking sheet.

How to Make It

Step 1

Preheat oven to 375°.

Step 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.

Step 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.

Step 4

Make Salad: Arrange romaine lettuce hearts onto a serving platter. Top with sliced tomatoes and chopped bacon, and drizzle with 3 Tbsp. of dressing. Add croutons, parsley, and basil. Serve immediately with remaining dressing on the side.

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