This BLT salad is one of my favorite quick and easy meals. It's great for lunch, a light dinner, or even as an appetizer. For a simple salad, it packs a lot of flavor. The crispness of the romaine contrasts with the smokiness of the bacon, and the creaminess of the avocado. And the chipotle balsamic dressing adds a sweet and spicy kick.
This salad comes together in 20 minutes flat. The bacon cooks in the oven while you put everything else together. And by the time the bacon is done, you're ready to eat. The homemade chipotle balsamic dressing takes only a few minutes to shake up in a jar. And you'll have enough dressing left over for another salad or two. That's a head start on tomorrow's lunch.
- 8 slices of good quality bacon
- 1 - 2 heads romaine torn
- 1 pint cherry or grape tomatoes
- 1 - 2 avocados sliced
- 1 recipe Chipotle Balsamic Vinaigrette
- sea salt and fresh ground pepper to taste
Arrange bacon on rimmed baking sheet and place in cold oven. Set oven to 375 degrees and cook bacon to desired crispness, about 15 - 20 minutes.
While bacon cooks, combine salad ingredients and make dressing.
Top salad with chopped cooked bacon and drizzle with vinaigrette.