Tested till perfect BLT Salad with Creamy Basil Dressing
BLT Salad with Creamy Basil Dressing
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BLT Salad with Creamy Basil Dressing

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By The Canadian Living Test Kitchen

Source: Canadian Living Magazine: August 2006

Recipe4 out of 5 based on 2 ratings.
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  • Portion size 4

Ingredients

    8 slices bacon, chopped
    Half baguette
    2 cloves garlic, halved
    2 tomatoes
    1 avocado
    6 cups (1.5 L) torn romaine_lettuce (about 1 small head)
    1/2 cup (125 mL) thinly sliced red onion
    Dressing:
    1/2 cup (125 mL) finely chopped fresh basil (or 1 tsp/5 mL dried)
    1/4 cup (50 mL) plain yogurt
    1/4 cup (50 mL) light mayonnaise
    2 tsp (10 mL) sherry vinegar or wine_vinegar
    Pinch each salt and pepper
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Preparation

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 Information Per serving: about

cal 339 pro 11g total fat 20g sat. fat 5g
carb 31g fibre 6g chol 17mg sodium 552mg

% RDI:

calcium 9 iron 22 vit A 31 vit C 63
folate 86
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