BLT Salad with Creamy Bacon Dressing
1 head iceberg lettuce, chopped
4 fresh tomatoes, seeded and sliced
1 cup sliced red onion
1 1/2 cup crumbled crispy bacon
1/2 cup toasted cashews, chopped
Creamy bacon dressing
Creamy Bacon Dressing:
4 tablespoons mayonnaise
1/2 cup peanut oil
1 tablespoon balsamic vinegar
1 tablespoon lemon juice
2 tablespoons minced shallots
1/2 teaspoon Tabasco sauce
1/4 cup finely chopped crispy bacon
1 1/2 tablespoons chopped basil
Salt and freshly ground pepper to taste
First prepare dressing by combining all ingredients in a bowl and whisk until smooth.
Assemble salad by tossing iceberg lettuce with tomatoes, onion, bacon, half the cashews, and the dressing.
Sprinkle remaining cashews over top of salad and serve.
Pairs Well With
I sometimes leave out the cashews. They are nice but somehow nuts to me don't belong.