Hahahahahaha!! It is listed as a salad! Hahahahaaa! And one more HA!
When I saw this, I thought to myself, “They’re joking right?” But no, it truly was listed as a vegetable side dish. It is more like a BLT sandwich without the bread. And trust me when I tell you…DOUBLE THE INGREDIENTS. Because I know you. You and I are alike. You will be nibbling on the chopped bacon, spooning heaping handfuls of diced avocados into your mouth. See? I just gave you some ideas, didn’t I?
BACON. TOMATOES. AVOCADOS.
Short of having your feet massaged while eating this, it just can’t get any better.
Yes, I’m even giving you the salad dressing to make. But really, look at the ingredient list. Bacon, tomatoes, avocados, cilantro, red onion (shallots for us), EVOO, and red wine vinegar. You can whip this up in no time flat.
If you’re like me when the recipe calls for 6 slices of cooked bacon, you cook the entire package as your due. Then you chop up only what the recipe calls for while eating the remainder of the bacon as your own personal appetizer.
Same goes for the avocados. Who can resist their creamy goodness? Not me.
Dice up the onion and place all the veggies in a container large enough to mix thoroughly. Add the bacon and drizzle the dressing over it all. Stir gently.
Your ‘salad’ is done.
BUT….I knew that was not going to be enough for Mr. Fae. I grabbed some lettuce mixture and plopped the newly made salad onto of the lettuce. Voila. A BLTA. Pair that with a nice steak and you’re good to go.
- 6 slices bacon
- 1⁄4 cup extra virgin olive oil
- 2 tablespoons red wine vinegar
- 2 tablespoons chopped fresh cilantro
- 1⁄4 teaspoon salt
- 1⁄4 teaspoon pepper
- 4 plum tomatoes, seeded and chopped
- 2 large avocados, pitted and diced
- 1⁄2 red onion, diced
Place bacon on a paper towel-lined plate; microwave on High 2 minutes or until crisp; chop bacon. Or bake your bacon or cook it on the stovetop. Your choice. Combine oil, vinegar, cilantro, salt and pepper, stirring with a whisk. Combine tomatoes, avocados, onion and bacon in a large bowl. Drizzle vinaigrette over tomato mixture; toss gently.