Tuesday, June 16, 2015

Recipe: Bacon Lettuce and Tomato (BLT) Salad

People on my low carb recipe board are always looking for more salad options, this is a simple but delicious salad that goes great with any meal. Try it with your favourite breakfast meats (or low carb breakfast burrito omnom), a light lunch or a quick post work dinner.

BLT Salad 

1/2 cup cherry tomatoes
2 cups arugula (rocket)
4 slices bacon
Olive Oil
Cider Vinegar
Salt & Pepper


  • Multiply the above values by the number of diners for a plate sized serving
  • Cut your bacon strips in half and grill in the oven until crispy. 
  • Around 8 - 10 mins under the grill (broiler) should suffice, be sure to turn your bacon once

  • In a bowl place the arugula & halved cherry tomatoes
  • Crumble the bacon slices into the salad
  • Sprinkle with the oil & vinegar then season with salt and pepper
  • Toss liberally with salad tongs until the dressing and seasoning is well distributed
  • Be careful what vinegar you use - balsamic is common in salads but adds significant carbs to this salad. Using cider vinegar this is 2g net carbs per serving

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