BLT Chopped Salad

All the goodness of a BLT in a healthy, salad form with a refreshing lime vinaigrette!

BLT Chopped Salad - All the goodness of a BLT in a healthy, salad form with a refreshing lime vinaigrette!

I know that we’re in the new year and all and we’re supposed to be eating salads and quinoa casseroles left and right but no one said we had to leave out bacon, right? I mean, you can always sneak it in a salad and make it healthy. And if you really want to take it a step further, you can even add a little bit of an extra crisp bacon garnish. Or am I just pushing it here?

BLT Chopped Salad - All the goodness of a BLT in a healthy, salad form with a refreshing lime vinaigrette!

BLT Chopped Salad - All the goodness of a BLT in a healthy, salad form with a refreshing lime vinaigrette!

BLT Chopped Salad - All the goodness of a BLT in a healthy, salad form with a refreshing lime vinaigrette!

Either way, if all salads were like this, I’m sure I could eat a BLT chopped salad everyday for the rest of my life. From the crisp Jones Dairy Farm Sliced Bacon to the gorgeous cherry medley tomatoes, fresh avocado, and sweet corn kernels on a bed of crisp romaine lettuce, this salad is absolute perfection. And with a drizzle of that tangy, sweet lime vinaigrette, you’ll really want to have this every. single. day.

BLT Chopped Salad - All the goodness of a BLT in a healthy, salad form with a refreshing lime vinaigrette!

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BLT Chopped Salad

Prep Time 10 minutes

Cook Time 10 minutes

Total Time 20 minutes

Yield 4 servings

BLT Chopped Salad

All the goodness of a BLT in a healthy, salad form with a refreshing lime vinaigrette!

Ingredients

  • 4 slices Jones Dairy Farm Sliced Bacon, diced
  • 4 cups chopped romaine lettuce
  • 1 avocado, halved, seeded, peeled and diced
  • 1 cup cherry tomatoes, halved
  • 1/2 cup corn kernels
  • 1/4 cup crumbled goat cheese
  • For the lime vinaigrette
  • 1/4 cup olive oil
  • 1/4 cup apple cider vinegar
  • Zest of 1 lime
  • 2 tablespoons freshly squeezed lime juice
  • 2 teaspoons sugar, or more to taste

Instructions

  • To make the vinaigrette, whisk together olive oil, apple cider vinegar, lime zest and juice, and sugar in a small bowl; set aside.
  • Heat a large skillet over medium high heat. Add bacon and cook until brown and crispy, about 6-8 minutes. Transfer to a paper towel-lined plate.
  • In a large bowl, combine romaine lettuce, avocado, tomatoes, corn, goat cheese and bacon. Stir in lime vinaigrette.
  • Serve immediately.

Notes

Adapted from How Sweet Eats

http://damndelicious.net/2014/01/13/blt-chopped-salad/

Disclosure: This post is sponsored by Jones Dairy Farm. All opinions expressed are my own.


Comments

  1. says

    I am *not kidding* when I tell you that yesterday I bought the ingredients for a vegan BLT salad and am shooting it tomorrow. Girl I have never put a bacon recipe (in my case, faux bacon) on my site but thought what the heck. I couldn’t make this up! Your salad is gorgeous! And probably far more beautiful than how mine is going to turn out tomorrow! pinned :)

  2. says

    Chopped salad loaded with bacon… I loooove it! No joke, I would eat 2 huge salad bowls of this in one sitting. You don’t know me until you put salad and bacon in front of my face. I’ll tear it up!! :-)

  3. says

    Looks so delicious … I think it’s the vibrant colours… and the bacon, of course! I’m not keen on goat’s cheese, but I guess you could add another sharpish cheese … maybe a little crumbled feta?

  4. says

    Bacon is really not all that bad, in fact its actually better than turkey bacon because it natural and not manufactured! Best of all, I can eat it while on the paleo diet! HURRAH! :) This salad looks awesome like always Chung-Ah. Can’t wait to give it a try. Pinning

  5. Lauree K. says

    I am making this for company tonight. It looks and sounds amazing. Hopefully, every one else agrees. I’m not a big bacon fan unless it’s a BLT and the dressing sounds delicious!

  6. Maureen Gorman says

    Love this web site! There are so many great recipes.. I especially like the quick
    Asian recipes.. I can’t wait to try some of them. I love the fact that they are
    colorfully pictured and very simple to prepare.

  7. Stephanie says

    Oh my this sounds delicious. I was wondering though, I am currently not allowed to have sugar. But I can have orange blossom honey…do you think I could substitute the sugar for the honey and the vinaigrette still work?

  8. Pam says

    I discovered your blog a few weeks back through a FB share, wow! I love your recipes! I made this a few weeks ago during a break from the cold of wintery Alberta, and my husband (who never eats veggies) went back for seconds! This salad is delicious! Thanks for all you do, and keep up the good work! Enjoy that darling pup, he’ll bring so much joy. :-)

  9. Maureen says

    Thank you for this one. I love all your recipes and you are by far my favorite food blogger. I just needed a salad that I could LOVE and eat for lunches without feeling deprived. This fits the bill perfectly. What a great recipe!

  10. Christy says

    I was just wanted to say this looks and sounds wonderful I Will be trying this soon, But the corn is it cook and if so how?????

    • Chung-Ah says

      Christy, you can use canned corn kernels or grilled corn kernels. It’s really based on personal preference.

  11. says

    Great recipe! The fresh corn is a smart addition (mild sweetness and texture difference to replace the bread and mayo), and avocado is of course the BLT’s best friend. A few small chunks of the avocado whisked into the vinaigrette will add body and help the dressing stick to the lettuce. Thanks!

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