BLT Salad with Tomato Bacon Vinaigrette

I have a secret 🤫.  I don’t really like salad.  I mean, I like the idea of a salad.  Cold, crispy lettuce with all the requisite accoutrements (fancy talk for all the salad bits) is good for you, right?  As a Type 2 diabetic, fresh produce fills up at least half of my shopping cart every week, so vegetables and I are great friends!  I love them all.  (Except eggplant.  But that’s a story for another day.)  But there’s something in the texture of lettuce itself that just squeebs me out.  So, I make salads that are full of other bits.  Vegetables of varying textures and flavors, maybe a protein, and a good acidic dressing – those are the elements of my dream salads.  And this salad right here is definitely one of them.  My BLT Salad with Tomato Bacon Vinaigrette is a play on a traditional Italian Panzanella salad of tomatoes and bread, with a few playful additions of my own.  (Read more…)

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