BLT Salad With Buttermilk Dressing

posted: 04/14/15
by: Jaden Hair

Image credit Jaden Hair

I want to share with you one of my most salad recipes ever -- it's from Martha Stewart, and I've been making it regularly for dinner parties. The very simple dressing is made with buttermilk, and if you have a mason jar with lid, you can just pour the dressing ingredients into the buttermilk and shake-shake-shake!

Martha Stewart's BLT Salad With Buttermilk Dressing
from the Everyday Food: Fresh Flavors Fast cookbook

8 slices bacon
half baguette (8 ounces), sliced into 3/4 inch cubes (about 4 cups)
2 tablespoons olive oil
salt and freshly ground black pepper
1/3 cup buttermilk
3 tablespoons mayonnaise
2 tablespoons apple cider vinegar
1 green onion, trimmed and thinly sliced
1 pound romaine hearts, coarsely chopped (or other salad greens)
1 pint cherry tomatoes, halved

Preheat oven to 375?. Arrange bacon in a single layer on 1/2 of a rimmed baking sheet. On the other side of the baking sheet, add the bread cubes and toss with the olive oil. Bake for 15 minutes, tossing the bread cubes halfway through. The bacon should be crisp, and the bread cubes are toasted. Crumble the bacon into large pieces.

In a large bowl, whisk together buttermilk, mayonnaise, vinegar, and green onions. Season with salt and pepper. Add in lettuce, tomatoes bacon and croutons; toss to coat with dressing. Serve immediately.