BLT Salad with Olive Vinaigrette

BLT Salad with Olive Vinaigrette Recipe
Photo: Hector Sanchez; Stylist: Buffy Hargett
Chockful of fresh ingredients and topped with savory bacon and Gorgonzola cheese, BLT Salad with Olive Vinaigrette is a crowd favorite.

Yield:

Makes 8 servings
Total time: 25 Minutes

Recipe from

Southern Living

Recipe Time

Hands-on: 20 Minutes
Total: 25 Minutes

Ingredients

8 thick bacon slices
1 pt. cherry tomatoes, halved
Table salt and pepper to taste
2 romaine lettuce hearts
1/3 cup loosely packed fresh basil leaves
4 hard-cooked eggs, peeled and quartered
4 ounces Gorgonzola cheese, coarsely crumbled
Table salt and pepper to taste

Preparation

Microwave bacon slices according to package directions until crisp. Break slices into large pieces. Toss cherry tomato halves with 1/4 cup Kalamata Olive Vinaigrette; add table salt and pepper to taste. Arrange leaves from romaine lettuce hearts and fresh basil leaves on a large platter; cover and chill up to 1 hour. Place eggs around lettuce. Spoon tomatoes over lettuce; sprinkle with bacon and Gorgonzola cheese. Add table salt and black pepper to taste just before serving. Serve with remaining vinaigrette.

Note:

Total time includes vinaigrette.

July 2013
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