BLT Salad with Garlic Croutons

READY IN: 55mins
Recipe by JamesDeansGirl

From my brother's fiancee--she loves this as a light lunch or dinner. I think she said she got this from her mother's copy of The Joy of Cooking.

Top Review by Marie Nixon

The sugar and pecan coated bacon elevate this salad to a 4-star rating. I used recipe #36134 - Garlic Croutons by Derf. I used a Catalina dressing but I'm wondering if a creamy garlic would have been even better.

Ingredients Nutrition


  1. Preheat oven to 350*F.
  2. Arrange the bacon slices in a single layer on a broiler pan, as close together as possible without overlapping.
  3. In a small bowl, combine the brown sugar, flour, and pecans; sprinkle evenly over the bacon.
  4. Bake untl the bacon is crisp and nicely browned, about 30 minutes (do not turn).
  5. Using a wide spatula, transfer bacon to paper towels and drain, keeping the pecan-side up; set aside.
  6. Meanwhile, tear the lettuce leaves into bite-sized pieces; toss with the tomatoes and basil in a large serving bowl.
  7. Crumble the bacon and add, along with any loose pecans, to the salad mixture; add croutons and black pepper and toss again.
  8. Serve with your favorite dressing.

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