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B.L.T. Salad

Sara Moulton's Memorial Day Recipes

GMA Recipes Dinner
Difficulty: Easy
Cook Time: min

What would Memorial Day be without firing up the grill and cooking piles of marinated meat? Chef Sara Moulton joined "Good Morning America" with creative recipes for your holiday celebrations.


  • 6 Bacon slices (about 1/4 pound)
  • 1/4 loaf Italian bread
  • 1/4 teaspoon garlic, minced
  • 1 tablespoon fresh lemon juice
  • 1/4 cup mayonnaise
  • 1 tablespoon water
  • 1 small red onion
  • 1/2 pound cherry tomatoes (about 3/4 pint)
  • 1 head Boston lettuce
  • Cooking Directions

    In a skillet, cook bacon over moderate heat, stirring occasionally, until crisp. Reserving one tablespoon of bacon fat in skillet, drain bacon on paper towels and crumble.

    Cut bread into enough 3/4 -inch cubes to measure 1 cup. Heat fat over moderately high heat until hot but not smoking and sauté bread cubes with salt to taste, stirring, until golden brown.

    Transfer croutons to paper towels to drain and cool.

    In a small bowl whisk together garlic, lemon juice, mayonnaise, water, and salt and pepper to taste. Slice onion and halve tomatoes. Tear lettuce into bite-size pieces.

    In a large bowl toss together onion, tomatoes, lettuce, half of bacon and croutons, salt and pepper to taste, and enough dressing to coat.

    Divide salad between two plates and top with remaining croutons and bacon.

    Serves two as a main course.

    From Gourmet magazine, July 1999.

    Recipe Summary

    Main Ingredients: bacon, garlic, tomatoes

    Course: Dinner, Main Course, Lunch

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