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

blt salad

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

Substitute Ranch, Italian or your favorite vinaigrette if you prefer


Fresh summer tomatoes, crispy bacon

blt stacks

And crisp romaine leaves


Drizzle with dressing…

stacked blt salad

Heaven on a plate!

stacked salad 1

BLT Salad with Buttermilk Bleu Cheese Dressing

Classic BLT sandwich in salad form with irresistible buttermilk bleu cheese dressing
Prep Time 20 minutes
Course Appetizer, Salad
Cuisine American


Buttermilk Bleu Cheese Dressing

  • 1 cup quality mayonnaise, like Duke's
  • 1/2 cup buttermilk
  • 1/4 cup sour cream
  • 6 oz bleu cheese, crumbled
  • 1 Tbsp fresh lemon juice
  • 1 Tbsp red wine vinegar
  • 1 Tbsp sugar
  • 1 Tbsp olive oil
  • 1/4 tsp salt

BLT Salad

  • 1 ripe summer tomato per person
  • 2 crisp romaine leaves per person
  • 2 crispy cooked bacon slices per person
  • 1/4 cup Buttermilk Bleu Cheese Dressing per person


Buttermilk Bleu Cheese Dressing

  • Combine ingredients in a large jar and stir well and shake to blend
  • Refrigerate for several hours before serving to blend flavors
  • Store in refrigerator for up to 2 weeks
  • Makes about 2 cups dressing

BLT Salad

  • Slice each tomato into 6 thick slices
  • Place romaine leaves on plates or large platter
  • Make 2 stacks with each tomato by layering tomato slices with bacon: top one tomato slice with 1/2 strip of bacon, repeat, ending with third tomato slice on top
  • Secure tomato stacks with tooth picks and place one stack on each romaine leaf
  • Drizzle dressing over all


Plan on 1-2 romaine leaves and tomato stacks per serving
Keyword bacon, bleu cheese, buttermilk, lettuce, mayonnaise, sour cream, tomato


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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!

  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!

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

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

  5. Nancy says:

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

  6. lulu says:

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

  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:@)

  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 ! 😉

  9. lghiggins says:

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

  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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