September 27, 2010

Chicken Avocado BLT Salads

chicken blt salad

Murphy’s Law says that when I post about a season changing, the season that I’m saying goodbye to comes back to tell me that it hasn’t yet departed.  So guess who had a little heat wave this weekend???  The Bay Area! Which meant that it was in the high 80’s at my house!!  Saturday night I had a mad craving for BLT sandwiches, but already devoured a tasty grilled cheese/mushroom sandwich at Bar Tartine with my new friends Jenifer & Mati at lunch. You can’t really have sandwiches twice in one day, can you?  So I followed my craving and turned it into this hearty Chicken Avocado BLT Salad!

salad overview

Casey and I enjoyed our meal outside while sitting on the steps of our back deck. Sometimes I forget about the Indian Summer situation we have here during “Fall.” You’d think after 30 years, I’d learn. Doh.

Food craving was fufilled. I am a happy camper. My husband gets some greens in him and we have leftovers for the next day.

High fives all around.

I started by making  croutons…Chop up bread, toss with olive oil & season with salt & pepper.

350 degrees F for about 15-20 mins and we’re all set!


I raised the temp on the oven to 400 degrees F. Baked the bacon for about 15mins. Flipped, 10 mins more.


Cleaned my salad greens and added them to a big bowl.


Threw in my tomatoes. The orange ones came from my garden. I love sungolds!


Added the rest of the ingredients- but got annoyed that there was frisee in my mixed greens!

Ick. Do we really need frisee in salads?


Dressed the salad with my Mom’s salad dressing. I used balsamic vinegar instead of white wine vinegar.

It was tasty! You could use a creamy ranch or a blue cheese if you’re feeling like a creamy salad!


It’s like a deconstructed BLT…or maybe a club sandwich?

hello avocado

When in doubt, turn that sandwich into a salad!

Chicken Avocado BLT Salads

Makes 4 large dinner servings

  • mixed salad greens (about 6 cups worth)
  • 1/2 rotisserie chicken, shredded
  • 1 1/2 pints cherry tomatoes
  • 2 cups croutons
  • 1 avocado, sliced
  • 8 strips cooked bacon, chopped
  • Mom’s green salad dressing (made with balsamic vinegar)
  • salt & pepper

Toss it all together and dress the salad. Prepare to have some fun!

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