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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