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 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!

BLT Chopped Salad

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

Ingredients:

  • 4 slices 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

Directions:

  1. To make the vinaigrette, whisk together olive oil, apple cider vinegar, lime zest and juice, and sugar in a small bowl; set aside.
  2. 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.
  3. In a large bowl, combine romaine lettuce, avocado, tomatoes, corn, goat cheese and bacon. Stir in lime vinaigrette.
  4. Serve immediately.

Adapted from How Sweet Eats.