BLT Salad Recipe

Catalina Castravet
By Catalina Castravet
Published:
5 from 6 reviews

BLT Salad is a flavorful and hearty meal with homemade blue cheese dressing! The combo of crispy bacon, juicy tomatoes, and creamy dressing is outstanding!

If you are looking for quick and easy to make salads, check out these foolproof recipes: Feta Potato SaladGarlic Kale Shrimp Salad, and Pomegranate Salad. They are the best for lazy mornings or even for last-minute food preps!

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Bacon Lettuce Tomato Salad

BLT Salad is made out of bacon, lettuce, and tomato which is a twist on the classic sandwich combination. It can serve both as a side dish or even the main course.

If I want to eat something healthy that can make me full, this recipe is my go-to. Sometimes, when I have unexpected guests over, I whip out this recipe to make them a hearty meal.

By having the three basic ingredients, I can make an entire fulfilling meal. The bacon makes the dish sweet while the lettuce and tomato make it crunchy and juicy.

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This meal is also very versatile. I occasionally add ingredients such as eggs and cheese to make it more exciting!

To take it up a notch, you can pair the cuisine with different types of dips. A creamy and garlicky recipe would surely level up the taste by providing a refreshing kick in your taste buds.

Picture of blue cheese dressing.

What do you need to make a BLT Salad?

What makes the recipe great is that it only really needs simple ingredients which consist of the following:

  • base: bacon, lettuce, tomato
  • toppings: cherry tomatoes, eggs, croutons, onions, cheese
  • dressing: sour cream, mayonnaise, buttermilk, lemon juice, onion powder, garlic powder, sugar, salt, pepper

How to make BLT Salad

  • Prepare the dressing. Mix all the ingredients in a jar. Shake the jar well and stop when the ingredients are well combined.
  • Setting the base. Lay the lettuce in the bowl first. Afterward, you can add all the remaining ingredients, including the toppings.
  • Drizzle a fair amount of dressing from the jar on top of the ingredients then serve.

Picture of BLT salad with blue cheese dressing.

What to serve BLT Salad with?

I tend to alternate using this recipe as the main course or a side dish. Being the main course, I usually serve it with Blue Cheese Dressing.

On the other hand, I also enjoy using it as a side dish for several main courses. Here are the recipes of meals that I serve this BLT dish with:

What dressing goes well with BLT Salad?

A classic dish such as this makes it exceptionally adaptable to different kinds of dips. Here are some of my homemade dips that you can mix and match with this healthy dish:

Image of BLT salad.

How to store it?

Keep the remaining dressing in the jar and lock it airtight. Make sure to store it in the fridge

For the BLT salad, I place it in a bowl and line it with one or two paper towels as this will absorb the moisture. Using a plastic wrap, cover the top of the bowl before keeping it in the fridge.

Using these storing techniques, I can usually make this dish on the first day of the week and have it last by the end.

For that reason, this dish is actually really great for meal preps. I encourage those with a tight schedule such as students to make this recipe.

Photo of a bite of BLT salad.

Recipe tips:

  • For the lettuce type, the Iceberg is the best one. It is crispier, lighter, and has a longer shelf life than other types of lettuce.
  • I find the Blue Cheese Dressing the best match for this dish. The tangy and garlicky taste mixes well with the sweet juices of the bacon.
  • For vegetarians, you can still enjoy this timeless recipe by not putting in bacon or improvise by using avocados in its place.
  • White vinegar, white wine, and lime juice are great alternatives for lemon juice in making the dips.
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5 from 6 reviews
BLT Salad Recipe
Author: Catalina Castravet Serves: 4 servings
Prep time: 20 minutes Cook time: 10 minutes Total time: 10 mins

Ingredients

Salad:

  • 1 head  iceberg lettuce  (chopped)
  • 3 cups  cherry tomatoes  (cut in half)
  • 3  hard-boiled eggs  (cut into rounds)
  • 1 cup  bacon  (cooked and chopped)
  • 1 cup  croutons 
  • 3  green onions  (chopped)
  • 1/2 cup  crumbled blue cheese  (or cheddar)

Blue Cheese Dressing:

  • 1/3 cup  sour cream 
  • 1/4  mayonnaise 
  • 1/4 cup  buttermilk 
  • 1/4 cup  crumbled blue cheese 
  • 1 tablespoon  lemon juice 
  • 1/4 teaspoon  onion powder 
  • 1/4 teaspoon  garlic powder 
  • 1/2 teaspoon  dry dill 
  • 1 teaspoon  sugar 
  • Pinch  of salt and pepper 

Instructions

  1. Combine dressing ingredients in a medium bowl and stir to combine. Store in a mason jar.
  2. Place lettuce in a large bowl or arrange on a large serving plate and top with remaining ingredients.
  3. Drizzle with dressing and serve, toss when ready to serve.
Calories: 508 Carbohydrates: 20 Protein: 22 Fat: 38 Saturated Fat: 16 Cholesterol: 206 Sodium: 901 Potassium: 758 Fiber: 3 Sugar: 8 Vitamin A: 1810 Vitamin C: 32 Calcium: 248 Iron: 2
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Jennifer Van Haitsma

Oh my gosh! BLTs are one of my favorite things and I never thought to turn it into a salad. Great idea!

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Amber Myers

I can't wait to try this! I love a regular BLT, so I imagine I'll love it in salad form. It looks so good.

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Mar W.

I'm a huge salad lover and this one looks beyond delicious! It's perfect for a low carb diet too.

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melissa chapman

Everyone loves BLTs so making it into a salad is so smart. I would love to try the blue cheese dressing with the BLT salad on the side.

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GiGi Eats

I would dive HEAD FIRST into this!! HEAD FIRST!

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Sarah Bailey

I have to admit I've never thought of doing a BLT twist with a salad but what an awesome idea! Definitely one to add to my list of salads to do!

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Katie Kinsley

This looks like just the recipe I need for the long weekend! Perfect for summer lunch on the patio.

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Monica

I haven't had this salad in so long! Thank you for reminding me about it. I definitely want to make this for my family.

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heather

This salad is so good, the family loved it! I love the dressing too!

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Tasheena

My son is a huge fan of bacon. I can’t wait to make this recipe for him.

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Kathy

This salad looks amazing. I love blt's, so I bet this is great. I never even thought to have this as a salad. I can't wait to try it now.

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Crystal Carder

I love BLTs but a salad is literally something I never considered. This looks so good!

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Jessica Formicola

I've been thinking about what to make for this weekend, and this looks like the perfect salad! Thanks sharing!

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