BLT Salad with Corn Avocado and Feta with a homemade Lime Vinaigrette…because who doesn’t love bright, fresh, flavor packed salads, right?!
My mom came over for dinner tonight!
She got my son off the bus so my daughter could go to her color guard practice after school.
So to say “thank you”, I asked her to stay for dinner.
She of course said YES, and this is what I made. 🙂
After working all day as a second grade teacher, the last thing I want to do is come home and spend forever in the kitchen.
I promise this is very quick and easy, plus it makes enough to pack leftovers for lunch or dinner the next day.
How to Make BLT Salad with Corn Avocado and Feta
I cooked a pound of bacon in a skillet over medium heat.
To make things even easier I cut the bacon in bite size pieces using kitchen scissors right over the pan.
At this point my mom was like “Ohhh, dinner smells amazing!”
Umm, well, it was just bacon so I couldn’t really take credit.
But I think I did anyway 😉
That’s all the actual cooking that’s involved.
After the bacon is cooked just combine romaine lettuce, a can of corn (drained), feta cheese, halved grape tomatoes, and a diced avocado.
Toss until evenly coated and serve Lime Vinaigrette on the side.
The vinaigrette is olive oil, fresh lime juice, sugar, mustard, kosher salt, and pepper.
Why mustard, you may ask? Or even if you didn’t ask I will tell you my reasoning anyway.
When you combine oil with a liquid (in this case lime juice) it will separate.
But adding the mustard will emulsify the two, creating a dressing that will not separate.
Look at me using big words like “emulsify” on a weeknight 😉
My mom was pretty darn happy as she enjoyed her BLT Salad with Corn Avocado and Feta, and I very much enjoyed spending time with her!
Hoping next time my dad can come also so I can spoil him too 🙂
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BLT Salad with Corn Avocado and Feta
A gorgeous, fresh, and delicious salad with a homemade lime vinaigrette!
- 3 Tbsps olive oil
- 2 Tbsps fresh lime juice
- 1 tsp mustard
- 1/2 Tbsp sugar
- kosher salt, pepper
- 3 hearts of romaine lettuce chopped
- 1 pound bacon cooked and crumbled
- 1 can corn drained
- 6 oz crumbled feta cheese
- 1 pint cherry or grape tomatoes cut in half
- 1 large avocado diced
In a small bowl combine olive oil, lime juice, sugar, mustard, kosher salt, and pepper. Whisk together and taste for seasoning. Add more lime, salt, or pepper according to taste. Set the dressing aside.
In a large bowl combine lettuce, bacon, corn, feta, tomato halves, and avocado. Toss until evenly mixed. Serve with the lime dressing on the side.
If there is some left, place into containers and keep in the fridge for up to two days. Store leftover dressing in the fridge as well.
Note: Avocado will brown, remove avocado if you are storing leftovers.