BLT Salad with Aioli Dressing

Try this delicious bacon, romaine lettuce, and seared cherry tomato salad!

Feel free to substitute the romaine for any lettuce variety from the AeroGarden Heirloom Salad Greens Seed Pod Kit (25% off through August!)

 

INGREDIENTS

    • 5 ounces applewood-smoked bacon (about 6 slices)
    • 12 cups torn romaine lettuce (from 1 large head; about 13 ounces) OR any lettuce variety in the Heirloom Salad Greens Seed Pod Kit (25% off through August!)
    • 8 ounces cherry tomatoes, halved
    • 1 garlic clove, pressed
    • 3 tablespoons mayonnaise
    • 1 1/2 tablespoons white-wine vinegar

 Toasted sourdough bread with avocado is a tasty side for this salad too.

PREPARATION

Cook bacon in large skillet over medium heat until crisp; transfer to paper towels. Crumble bacon coarsely. Optional– lightly sear the halved cherry tomatoes in the skillet to enhance flavor. Pour off all but 1 tablespoon drippings from skillet; reserve skillet.

Place lettuce and tomatoes in large serving bowl. Heat bacon drippings in skillet over medium heat. Add garlic, then mayonnaise and vinegar; whisk until blended, 30 to 40 seconds. Season dressing to taste with salt and pepper. Pour over lettuce and tomatoes and toss to coat. Sprinkle bacon over. Serve immediately.

Makes 6 serving.

Courtesy of Epicurious

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