Contains: Nightshades, egg. Is: Quick and easy, gluten-free, grain-free, potentially Paleo, Whole30 (depending on the bacon).
It’s the LAST of the real tomatoes of the season, at least in my region. I picked a couple up at a local farm stand (I’d only grown cherries at home this summer), and had crispy lettuce, and bacon from a Connecticut farm share, at hand to cook up. I LOVE a good BLT, even with toast – but cooking at home I eat fairly bread-free. So… this recipe is grain and gluten-free, and I really don’t miss the toast – although I’m happy to order it out.
I add in a little mayo (which most standard BLT’s use), and a slice of red onion and some dill, to kick this up a notch for my lunch.
Prep Time: 5 minutes.
Cook Time: Depends on how you cook your bacon, but not long.
Rest Time: None.
Leftovers: Not recommended.
Bacon, Lettuce and Tomato (BLT) Salad
- 2 or 3 slices of bacon
- a good layer of crispy lettuce of your choice – aim for around 3 ounces.
- 2 tablespoons mayonnaise.
- 1/2 large heirloom tomato, chopped coarsely.
- 1 thin sliver of red onion, chopped.
- 2 tablespoons fresh chopped dill and/or parsley.
- Fresh ground pepper to taste.
- A hint of sea salt.
This recipe is per person, so layer down your lettuce on the plate you plan to dine from.
Cook the bacon. I either pan fry it (no oil, it generates its own of course) or bake it in the oven. Since I get free-range bacon of varying thicknesses, I never microwave it. (The time between undercooked and overcooked seems to flee in bare nanoseconds!)
While it is cooking:
Upon the layer of lettuce, add: scattered dollops of mayo, then tomato pieces, then the onion.
When bacon is done, place on a paper towel to absorb grease, then break the pieces up and scatter over your veggies.
Add the herbs, salt and pepper.
Serve and enjoy.
Let’s say hello to the link parties and such I am linking this recipe to, as they open up this coming week. And yes, life was too busy here to do some earlier ones… YET.
Starting up at: Full Plate Thursday. It was a full plate – a great lunch full plate. You’ll see more overfilling full plates at that link party, any time of the day! Fiesta Friday. Yeah, Fridays, even when one retires, is a special day of the week, and this is a great place to celebrate (at least online – or in the kitchen). And then… we wonder what happens on Sundays, especially (as in my case) one might not be home? Okay, so here we are this time around: What’s for Dinner: Sunday Link-Up. And, while tomatoes are DONE around up here (unless you have a good greenhouse), there’s Farm Fresh Tuesdays here, for homesteading and some good tomato ideas.