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Total Time
Prep 10 mins
Cook 15 mins

With garden-fresh basil, this salad is easy, but mouth-watering.

Ingredients Nutrition


  1. In a large skillet, cook bacon over medium heat until crisp. Using a slotted spoon, remove to paper towels; drain, reserving 2 tablespoons drippings. Set bacon and drippings aside.
  2. In another large skillet, melt butter. Add bread cubes; cook over medium heat for 4-5 minutes or until golden brown, stirring frequently. Remove to paper towels; cool.
  3. For dressing, in a small bowl, whisk the mayonnaise, basil, vinegar, pepper, garlic and reserved drippings. In a large bowl, combine the romaine, tomatoes and bacon. Drizzle with dressing and toss to coat. Top with croutons.
Most Helpful

5 5

A wonderful salad with lots of flavour served with baked chicken.Thanks looney!!

5 5

Everyone loved this salad. Served it with 153163 (Monterey Barbecue Chicken) Had many requests for the recipe. Great flavor with the fresh basil. Only change I made was that I used a hunk of french bread with the crusts as I was serving that bread with my meal, and i didn't have any reg.white bread. Delicious!!!! Thanks looney.

5 5

Loved this recipe. I used the recipe as stated other than using a day old cubed french stick rubbed with garlic to make the croutons. My favourite BLT salad so far!!!! Especially loved the freshness of the dressing. I may cut down a little on the mayonnaise next time as a personal preference only.