Rating: 4.17 stars
12 Ratings
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  • 4 star values: 4
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  • 12 Ratings

This make-and-take favorite complete with layers of bacon, greens, and tomatoes will be the first to go at any party.

Source: Better Homes and Gardens

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Recipe Summary test

prep:
35 mins
chill:
480 mins
bake:
20 mins at 300°
Servings:
12
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Layered California-Style BLT Salad

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  • In a very large skillet cook bacon in batches over medium heat until crisp. Drain bacon on paper towels; when cool, coarsely crumble or chop bacon. Set aside.

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  • In the bottom of a 3- to 4-quart glass bowl, arrange half of the Garlicky Focaccia Croutons. Top with half of the romaine and half of the spinach. Top with half of the tomato slices and half of the bacon. Spread half of the Dilled Avocado Dressing over the bacon, sealing dressing to the edge of the bowl. Repeat layers, ending with the dressing. Cover bowl tightly with plastic wrap. Chill for up to 8 hours.

Lighten Up:

For a lighter recipe, use reduced-fat versions of the mayonnaise, sour cream, and milk in the dressing.

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Before serving, peel, halve, and pit two avocados. Cut each half into 4 to 6 wedges and place on top of salad. If desired, brush avocados with lemon juice to keep them brightly colored.

Nutrition Facts (Layered California-Style BLT Salad)

465 calories; total fat 44g; saturated fat 12g; polyunsaturated fat 8g; monounsaturated fat 17g; cholesterol 47mg; sodium 614mg; potassium 591mg; carbohydrates 11g; fiber 4g; sugar 3g; protein 9g; trans fatty acid 0g; vitamin a 2867IU; vitamin c 19mg; thiamin 0mg; riboflavin 0mg; niacin equivalents 3mg; vitamin b6 0mg; folate 89mcg; vitamin b12 0mcg; calcium 61mg; iron 1mg.

Dilled Avocado Dressing

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  • In a blender or food processor combine the avocado, mayonnaise, sour cream, lemon juice, fresh dill, milk, garlic salt, and ground black pepper. Cover and blend or process until smooth.

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Garlicky Focaccia Croutons

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  • Preheat oven to 300°F. In a large bowl combine foccacia and olive oil; toss to coat. Spread bread cubes evenly in a 15x10x1-inch baking pan. Bake about 20 minutes or until cubes are crisp, stirring once; cool. If desired, store croutons in an airtight container at room temperature for up to 3 days.

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Reviews

12 Ratings
  • 5 star values: 6
  • 4 star values: 4
  • 3 star values: 1
  • 2 star values: 0
  • 1 star values: 1