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Yummy, fresh and quick to make – perfect for a summer evening.

BLT SALAD WITH BUTTERMILK PARMESAN DRESSING AND BUTTERY CROUTONS

BLT salad

2 1/2 cups cubed white bread

3 tablespoons butter, melted

1 teaspoon salt

1/4 teaspoon freshly ground black pepper

1 tablespoon shallot, finely chopped

1/4 cup cider vinegar

1/2 cup buttermilk

3/4 cup mayonnaise

1/2 cup grated parmesan cheese

1/2 teaspoon salt

1/4 teaspoon freshly ground black pepper

1/8 teaspoon sugar

chopped romaine lettuce

grape tomatoes, halved

6 slices cooked bacon, chopped

parsley leaves to garnish

Heat oven to 375F.

Prepare croutons: Toss together bread, melted butter, salt and pepper in a medium mixing bowl. Place on a baking sheet and bake for 7 to 8 minutes. Remove from oven and set aside.

Prepare dressing: Combine shallot and vinegar in a medium mixing bowl, and let stand for 5 minutes. Whisk in buttermilk, mayonnaise, parmesan cheese, salt, pepper and sugar.

Make salad: Arrange lettuce on a serving platter. Top with tomatoes and chopped bacon, and drizzle with dressing. Add croutons and parsley. Serve with remaining dressing on the side.

Enjoy!

Recipe adapted from Southern Living

www.southernliving.com/

 

 

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