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Romaine Salad with Tomatoes, Bacon, and Blue Cheese Dressing

By , from the Culinate Kitchen collection
Serves 2 to 4
Total Time 15 minutes

Introduction

I love the classic combination of iceberg lettuce and blue-cheese dressing, but here I yield to romaine for its combination of crunch and higher nutritional value. This salad, when made with August-ripe tomatoes and served with a grilled steak and Walla Walla sweet onions, makes the perfect late-summer dinner.

Ingredients

1 head romaine lettuce, washed, dried, and chopped into bite-size pieces
~ Blue Cheese Dressing
2 large ripe tomatoes, sliced, or 1 pint cherry tomatoes, halved
4 slices of bacon, cooked and crumbled
~ Freshly ground black pepper

Steps

  1. For individual composed salads, divide the greens between 4 plates, drizzle with blue-cheese dressing, top with chopped tomatoes and crumbled bacon, and finish with a fresh grind of black pepper. For a single large tossed salad, combine all of the ingredients except for the dressing, then dress the salad just before serving.

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1. by slobhan on Oct 24, 2007 at 12:57 PM PDT

I made this last night as an alternative to a BLT Bread salad I often make. It was nice to skip the croutons. I added sunflower seeds for some crunch. Yum!

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