BLT Salad

BLT Salad

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BLT sandwiches are one of life’s simple little pleasures, especially end of summer when the tomatoes are fresh. Giving a BLT Salad a whirl sounded like a pretty good idea too.

You have to use toasted white bread, crispy fried bacon, crunchy lettuce, mayo, and kosher salt and fresh cracked pepper on the tomato slices.

I cut mine in half diagonally since that’s the way my mom did it when we were little.

Well, this salad has all the joys of that simplistic BLT sandwich.

My daughter always puts a fried egg on her BLT sandwiches, so I added hard boiled egg along with a little blue cheese.

Croutons are like the “bread” of the BLT Salad.

How to Make BLT Salad

Start with any mix of green and veggies that you like.

My go-to is romaine lettuce, shredded carrots, cilantro, and red cabbage.

Salad Mix

Start with your salad mix and keep adding your toppings.

I always start with too much mix and by the time I’m done with the toppings it’s doubled in size and I’m like, no way I can eat all this.

But, I usually do 🙂

BLT Salad before Dressing

I dress it with my easy, homemade Healthy Ranch Dressing.

Healthy Ranch Dressing

BLT Salad is so freakin’ good!

And if there’s any way to get a husband excited about salad for dinner, just tell him it’s topped with BACON!

BLT Salad Up Close


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You can also meal prep this yummy BLT Salad!

If you’re not feeding four people (or if you decide to make more than you need, which I often do just to have extras for meal prep) make a few ready to go meals.

Always nice to have these on hand for lunch or busy evenings.

Meal Prep BLT Salad

Also try Berry Bacon Salad!

Berry Bacon Salad with Light Balsamic Dressing

And Shrimp Cobb Salad

Shrimp Cobb Salad

Steak and Cherry Salad with Light Balsamic Dressing

Steak and Cherry Salad with Light Balsamic Dressing

Easy BLT Dip

Easy BLT Dip



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BLT Salad

Everyone's favorite sandwich served as a salad

Course Main Course, Salad
Cuisine American
Keyword best, BLT, Easy, Garden, Healthy, Meal Prep, Ranch, Recipe, Salad, Salad Dressing, TikTok
Prep Time 15 minutes
Cook Time 5 minutes
Total Time 20 minutes
Servings 4
Calories 316 kcal
Author Cheri Renee


  • 4 cups romaine lettuce chopped
  • 2 cups carrots shredded
  • 2 cups red cabbage chopped
  • 1 cup cilantro chopped
  • 8 slices bacon cooked and crumbled
  • 2 tomatoes diced
  • 2 hard boiled eggs diced
  • 1/2 cup blue cheese (or cheese of choice)
  • ranch dressing and croutons


  1. Combine lettuce, carrots, cabbage, and cilantro in a large bowl (or you could use a ready made salad mix).

  2. Divide your salad mix 4 ways and top with bacon, tomatoes, eggs, dressing, and croutons.

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