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Photo: Mary Britton Senseney/Wonderful Machine; Styling: Cindy Barr and Lindsey Lower Photo by: Photo: Mary Britton Senseney/Wonderful Machine; Styling: Cindy Barr and Lindsey Lower

Charred BLT Salad

Based on the BLT, this hearty Charred BLT Salad starts with Romaine; then strips of prosciutto, crunchy bread cubes, and cherry tomatoes are scattered on top--finishing with blue cheese that begins to melt when it hits the warm lettuce.

Cooking Light MAY 2012

  • Yield: Serves 4
  • Hands-on: 27 Minutes
  • Total: 27 Minutes


  • 3 tablespoons extra-virgin olive oil, divided
  • 2 ounces thinly sliced prosciutto, cut crosswise into ribbons
  • 1 1/2 cups (1/2-inch) cubed whole-grain bread (about 2 ounces)
  • 1 pint grape tomatoes
  • 1/8 teaspoon kosher salt
  • 1/4 teaspoon freshly ground black pepper
  • 2 romaine hearts, halved lengthwise
  • Cooking spray
  • 1/4 cup chopped green onions
  • 2 ounces blue cheese, crumbled


1. Heat a large skillet over medium heat. Add 2 tablespoons oil; swirl to coat. Add prosciutto; cook 4 minutes or until crisp, stirring occasionally. Remove prosciutto with a slotted spoon. Drain on paper towels. Add bread to pan; cook 3 minutes or until browned, stirring frequently. Combine prosciutto and bread. Add remaining 1 tablespoon oil to pan. Add tomatoes; cook 5 minutes or until skins begins to split, stirring frequently. Pour tomatoes and olive oil into a small bowl. Sprinkle with salt and pepper.

2. Preheat grill to medium-high heat.

3. Coat cut sides of lettuce with cooking spray. Place lettuce, cut side down, on a grill rack coated with cooking spray. Cook 2 minutes or until well marked. Place 1 lettuce half on each of 4 plates. Divide prosciutto mixture and tomato mixture among servings. Top each serving with 1 tablespoon onions and 1/2 ounce cheese.

Nutritional Information

Amount per serving
  • Calories: 226
  • Fat: 16g
  • Saturated fat: 4.5g
  • Monounsaturated fat: 9.1g
  • Polyunsaturated fat: 1.4g
  • Protein: 9g
  • Carbohydrate: 12.9g
  • Fiber: 2.9g
  • Cholesterol: 19mg
  • Iron: 1.5mg
  • Sodium: 559mg
  • Calcium: 120mg

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Charred BLT Salad Recipe