BLT Salad with Creamy Basil Dressing BLT Salad with Creamy Basil Dressing

BLT Salad with Creamy Basil Dressing 150 Image by: BLT Salad with Creamy Basil Dressing 150 Author: Canadian Living

  • Portion size 4 servings
  • Credits : Canadian Living Magazine: August 2006

Ingredients

  • 8 slices bacon , chopped
  • Half baguette
  • 2 cloves garlic , halved
  • 2 tomatoes
  • 1 avocado
  • 6 cups torn romaine lettuce (about 1 small head)
  • 1/2 cup thinly sliced red onion
Dressing:
  • 1/2 cup finely chopped fresh basil (or 1 tsp/5 mL dried)
  • 1/4 cup plain yogurt
  • 1/4 cup light mayonnaise
  • 2 teaspoons sherry vinegar or wine vinegar
  • pinch each salt and pepper

Method

Dressing: In bowl, whisk together basil, yogurt, mayonnaise, vinegar, salt and pepper. Set aside.

In skillet, cook bacon over medium-high heat until crisp, about 7 minutes; drain on paper towels. Meanwhile, cut baguette diagonally into 12 slices. Broil on rimmed baking sheet, turning once, until golden, about 1 minute. Rub both sides of bread with cut sides of garlic. Arrange in serving basket.

Cut tomatoes into 1/2-inch (1 cm) thick wedges. Peel, pit and cut avocado into 1/2-inch (1 cm) cubes.

In large bowl, toss together lettuce, onion and half of the dressing; arrange on 4 large plates. Top with tomato wedges and avocado; spoon remaining dressing over salad. Sprinkle with bacon. Serve with garlic toasts.

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Nutritional facts Per serving: about

  • Sodium 552 mg
  • Protein 11 g
  • Calories 339.0
  • Total fat 20 g
  • Cholesterol 17 mg
  • Saturated fat 5 g
  • Total carbohydrate 31 g

%RDI

  • Iron 22.0
  • Fibre 0.0
  • Folate 86.0
  • Sodium 0.0
  • Sugars 0.0
  • Calcium 9.0
  • Protein 0.0
  • Calories 0.0
  • Total fat 0.0
  • Vitamin A 31.0
  • Vitamin C 63.0
  • Potassium 0.0
  • Cholesterol 0.0
  • Saturated fat 0.0
  • Total carbohydrate 0.0
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