Recipe Box, BLT Salad with Buttermilk Bleu Cheese

 

 

 

 I thanked him with a Garden Tomato cutting board from my Society 6 Shop

 

 

 

 

My favorite summer meal is a BLT sandwich

with homemade Bleu Cheese Dressing

 

 

 

 

You can make a lighter version by eliminating the bread

and stacking tomato slices and bacon on crisp romaine leaves

 

 

 

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This bleu cheese dressing is thin rather than thick, so it drizzles beautifully

Substitute Ranch, Italian or your favorite vinaigrette if you prefer

 

 

 

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Fresh summer tomatoes, crispy bacon

 

 

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And crisp romaine leaves

 

 

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Drizzle with dressing…

 

 

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Heaven on a plate!

 

 

 

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BLT Salad with Buttermilk Bleu Cheese

  • Servings: varied
  • Difficulty: easy
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Salad: for each serving you will need

1 ripe red summer tomato cut into 6 thick slices

2 slices bacon, cooked and crisp*

2 fresh crisp romaine leaves

2-4 T bleu cheese dressing**

One each romaine leaf stack one slice tomato, 1/2 slice bacon, one slice tomato, 1/2 slice bacon and one slice tomato.  Use a decorative toothpick to secure your stack.  Drizzle stacks with bleu cheese dressing.  Serve immediately.

*I like to cook a big batch of bacon on a parchment paper lined baking sheet.  Lay strips out on paper and bake at 350 until done, about 20-25 minutes.  Bacon cooked this way is a little more flexible and suits itself to this salad because it doesn’t get brittle and crumbly.  It is full of even more flavor when baked also.  Just let the parchment paper full of bacon fat cool and then remove to trash.  Clean up is a breeze!

**Bleu Cheese Dressing

1 cup quality mayonnaise like Duke’s or Hellman’s

1/2 cup buttermilk

1/4 cup sour cream

1 T fresh lemon juice

1 T red wine vinegar

1 T sugar

1 T olive oil

1/4 tsp salt

1/4 tsp black pepper

8 oz Danish Blue Cheese {I used 7 oz Boar’s Head blue cheese}

Combine everything except cheese and mix well. Crumble blue cheese and stir into mixed ingredients. You want it to be chunky. Refrigerate to blend flavors. Serve as a dressing or a dip with fresh vegetables or chips. Use within a week to 10 days.

 

 

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Enjoy!

 

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Comments
20 Responses to “Recipe Box, BLT Salad with Buttermilk Bleu Cheese”
  1. Jenna, summer’s fresh home-grown tomatoes are the best. I love a BLT and the blue cheese dressing sounds really good. BLT’s are the perfect summer lunch! Happy Wednesday!

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  2. Shannon@Belle Bleu Interiors says:

    Jenna, a BLT is one of our favorite summertime lunches! I adore tomatoes from the garden and anything with bacon on it. Your recipe sounds yummy! Happy Wednesday!

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  3. Sounds delicious and a great idea. Thanks especially for a good home made blue cheese dressing recipe. Perfection!

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  4. This looks really delicious, and I LOVE the painting of the tomatoes!!!!

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  5. Nancy says:

    Oh these are looking scrumptious! And nothing better like a homegrown summer tomato!

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  6. lulu says:

    Why am I reading this when I am hungry? This is a perfect salad!

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  7. Lucky you, what a great neighbor! BLT’s have been on my mind too recently, still have a little way to go for local tomatoes here though-enjoy:@)

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  8. Cyndi Raines says:

    Oh yea! Love BLT’s on toast, YUM! But I also like your idea to put on the romaine lettuce and skip the bread. Anyway you slice it, it’s a winner ! 😉

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  9. lghiggins says:

    Oh, for the vine ripened tomatoes of my youth! Yummy sandwiches & salads!

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  10. Karen says:

    Aren’t you lucky to have a friend that shares gifts from his garden with you. A BLT was the first thing we used to eat with the first tomato picked from our New England gardens. I know I would love your salad.

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