B.L.T. Lite
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So if you're like me and you think salad, you just want to drown out the flavors of veggies with something spectacular. Well I have good news, there is nothing more spectacular then BACON! Today's menu is a play on a BLT. Every good BLT has to have three things, bacon, bacon, and a bit more bacon....OK fine you can add lettuce, tomatoes, and bread to the list as well.
Serves: 1
  • 2 cups of lettuce
  • One medium sized Roma tomato
  • 2 Strips of Bacon
  • 10-12 Sour Cream and Onion Triscuits (or flavored cracker of choice)
  • ¼ cup of Shredded Smoked Gouda Cheese
  1. I can't stress this enough cook your bacon well, there are a billion and seven different ways to prepare your bacon, convection, broil, bake, fry, even sadly enough microwave. It doesn't really matter who you choose to cook your bacon, but just make sure its done. Depending on your method it can take as little as 90 seconds to cook your bacon, make a determination and go for it; if you use a slower method you need to allow time for it to finish so you're not sitting there salivating over your half completed salad staring woefully into your convection oven.
  2. Take your lettuce and wash well. Shred it by hand to make it nice bite-sized chunks. Place it a medium sized mixing bowl.
  3. Dice your tomato. Normally I try and cut them into half inch cubes or smaller so there well dispersed throughout the salad. Sprinkle them lightly with salt to really bring out the tomato goodness.
  4. Toss your tomatoes into the mixing bowl and toss well. We are not using any dressing so the tomato juice should coat most of the leaves and this is important for the next step
  5. Put your 12 (or more) wheat thin crackers into a food processor if you have one, if not just place them in a bag and go all hulk smash until they are fantastic little crumbles to top the salad.
  6. Since the above steps should take you all of 2 minutes to complete I imagine right about now there is a lovely aroma of bacon in the air, remove your bacon from the cookery of choice and mince it into little morsels no bigger then about a finger nail.
  7. You should now have a mixing bowl with red and green ready to get supper yummy, here's the fun part. Dump all the crumbled up wheat thin bits into the mixing bowl and jostle it, make sure all the little crumbles cover are pervading every bite, this will give your salad a wonderful crunch, just like the toast of a BLT.
  8. Now arrange your salad on the serving vessel of your choosing top with the minced bacon bits and cheese, serve, and impress.
Recipe by The Culinary Corporal at http://culinarycorporal.com/bacon-lettuce-tomato-lite/