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.


Makes 8 servings
Total time: 25 Minutes

Recipe from

Southern Living

Recipe Time

Hands-on: 20 Minutes
Total: 25 Minutes


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


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.


Total time includes vinaigrette.