Just that day, I got called into work during my vacation. Since I had to drive to town, I stopped at our local produce stand and purchased the very first local tomatoes of the season. We had been waiting impatiently for them. All I could think about at work was that tomato salad, but I really wanted a bacon, lettuce and tomato salad also. So, when I got home from work, I made a BLT salad and used the dressing from Lynn’s recipe. I cannot begin to tell you how good this was. There is nothing quite as good as fresh, local tomatoes.
I halved Lynn’s dressing recipe using rice vinegar instead of cider vinegar. I needed to use only half of the dressing for a salad for one. The dressing kept well, and I had another salad a day or two later. Thanks, Lynn, for a great new dressing recipe.
About the “O”, I had some red onion that I needed to use up, and I like onion in my salad, so the addition of “O” it was. Use freshly cooked bacon in this salad. It makes a world of difference.
The ingredients listed are for a salad for one. If it is being made for more people, increase accordingly.
B L T Salad with a Little O
2 slices bacon
1 1 /2 c. lettuce cut into chunks
1 medium fresh tomato
1/4 c. chopped red onion
some croutons to top salad
Lynn’s Dressing (This is half of her recipe and I only used half of this for the salad.)
1/4 c sour cream
1/2 T. sugar
1/2 T. vinegar (your choice)
1/8 t. garlic powder
1/8 t. onion powder
1/8 t. dried dill weed
salt and pepper to taste
Cook bacon until very crisp. Drain, cool and crumble into large pieces. While bacon is cooking, stir together the sour cream, sugar, vinegar, garlic powder, onion powder, dill weed, salt and pepper. Mix well and set aside. Chop and measure lettuce and place in a large individual salad dish. Slice and chop tomato and add to lettuce. Add chopped onion and bacon. Stir to blend. Pour half of dressing over the salad and mix till salad ingredients are well coated. Scatter some croutons over the top of the salad, eat and enjoy. Serves 1. Place remaining dressing in a small, covered container and refrigerate to enjoy with another salad in a day or so.
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