BLT in a Bowl

"This is a good side dish but we make it our meal!"
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  • Cook bacon until crisp, set aside.
  • In a small bowl, combine the lemon juice and garlic.
  • Beating with a fork, add the oil in a slow steady stream and beat until well blended, set aside.
  • Gather the lettuce leaves into stacks and cut crosswise into 1/2 inch wide shreds.
  • Place lettuce in a large salad bowl, add the bacon, tomatoes, cheeses and almonds, toss to combine.
  • Beat the dressing to recombine, then remove any discard garlic.
  • Add dressing to salad and toss, add salt and pepper.
  • Serve with Italian bread on the side.

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  1. This was very good. Next time I would use less oil, but would not change anything else. I will be making this again for meals.
  2. Fantastic recipe. I loved the toasted almonds. Of course, I didn't have romain lettuce, so I cheated and used the prepackaged lettuce mix. If it is any better using the romain, I don't know if I could stand it.
  3. I made this recipe exactly as written with the exception of omitting the optional items. It was very good and I'm sure I'll be making it often.
  4. I will think of you Dana everytime I make this wonderful salad.You are such a wonderful person and you deserve more than 5 stars for all you have endured!You have more strengh in your little toe than I do in my whole body.I write this review after reading a horrible post about how youre doing and I can only hope that God hears our prayers(I know hes having a hard time keepin' up)and brings you back to us healthy and happy.I know thats selfish,but Heaven is full of great people they dont need another one!I declare the 25th of every month BLT in a bowl day.I will make this salad in honor of you,Every bite we take we will be remembering you and your daughter,your husband and the rest of your family.I hope to be chatting with you soon!
  5. We enjoyed this salad as a meal and gobbled up every bit of it! We liked the lightness of the dressing and thought it had a great burst of lemon and garlic! Very pretty to look at too! Wishing you the best and thinking of you every day. Thanks for this great recipe :)


  1. This was a good salad. I thought the combination of flavors was tasty, and the dressing was light and flavorful. I did use 1/4 tsp. garlic powder instead of the crushed garlic, and added the salt & pepper to the dressing before tossing with the salad. I used only iceburg lettuce (I was a little confused about the use of the romaine - in place of? or additional?), and didn't add parmesan or almonds. My hubby thought the dressing was a bit oily, so I might use 1/2 c. next time. Also, I used Kraft Fat Free Cheddar, and I thought it tasted fine in this salad.
  2. This is a very good recipe. Very easy to make and very tasty. The only thing I change next time is to use a little less oil. I also uses sliced almonds instead of toasted almonds. I think it would have been much better using the toasted ones. We will eat this dish often. Thanks for sharing



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