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Saturday, November 15, 2008

Smoky Lemony BLT Salad

Another super simple salad, made with real basic ingredients. I was actually making mini BLT (Bacon, Lettuce, Tomato) biscuits the other day (Dave had to mix the biscuit dough for me as this was impossible with one hand in a cast! And yes, I actually did think I could accomplish it myself! Thats what happens when you're a perfectionist with high expectations!) This salad was made with all the leftovers from the sandwiches!
What better way is there to make a salad appealing than to add bacon to it!!? You could call it "Fat and Happy Salad."

Lemony BLT Salad

1 head of butter lettuce (this is a small head of lettuce, but do use whatever lettuce you have- Romaine, leaf, arugula)
1 green onion, chopped
1 roma tomato, seeded and chopped
2-4 slices of bacon, chopped (cooked to your liking)
handful of chopped olives (optional)
Parsley to taste (small handful, chopped)
Toss with the smoky lemon dressing and serve with a biscuit or bread on the side.

Smokey lemon dressing:

1/2 cup of mayo
1/4 cup sour cream
1/4 cup buttermilk (if you don't have any buttermilk, just omit and use 1/2 cup of sour cream)
1 TBLS liquid smoke
juice of 1 lemon, plus lemon zest from half
Fresh ground pepper, lots of it (I probably added 2 tablespoons; grind to your liking, but the more the better as it will play off the lemon!)

Mix all ingredients together using a whisk; if you need to thin it out slightly, add a tablespoon at a time of either buttermilk or water.

This should make more than you need for the above ingredients, store any extra on the fridge for future salads or sandwiches.

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