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!
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?
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!