Layered BLT Salad and Giveaway

Summer is in full swing, and with all the fresh fruits and veggies from your garden or Farmer’s Market, now is the time to serve those special Summer Salads. Not only is a salad a great side dish, but we often serve them for the main dish, especially on hot Summer days.

This Layered BLT Salad has all the great flavors of a traditional Bacon, Lettuce and Tomato Sandwich, but kicked up and served with Fisher Almonds and Dried Cranberries sprinkled on top.

Our family loves Ranch dressing but I wanted to bring a little authenticy to the BLT salad so I combined the Ranch with mayonnaise and added a touch of sour cream to give it some bite. All in all I think it turned out pretty good.

After cooking the bacon in the oven and letting it cool a bit, the salad went together in a snap.

And the addition of Fisher Almonds and Dried Cranberries made the salad complete. Did you know that almonds and cranberries a loaded with all sorts of good vitamins and anti-oxidants, they’re even in a category called “Super Foods” they are so good for you.

Looking for more delicious salad and side recipes, visit Fisher Nuts.

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Layered BLT Salad
 
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A cool, crisp salad perfect for a hot summer night. Recipe from PocketChangeGourmet.com
Ingredients
  • 1 package (12 ounce) bacon, cooked
  • 4 cups romaine lettuce, chopped
  • 4-6 tomatoes {depending on size}
  • 1 bag of croutons or make your own
  • ½ cup Fisher Sliced Almonds
  • ¼ cup Fisher Dried Cranberries
Dressing
  • ⅓ cup sour cream
  • ½ cup mayonnaise
  • ½ cup Ranch dressing
  • pinch of ground black pepper
Instructions
  1. Cook the bacon, let cool
  2. While the bacon is cooking, mix up the dressing.
  3. Chop the lettuce and slice tomatoes
  4. Divide all ingredients in half
  5. In a large bowl, layer the ingredients in this order; croutons, lettuce, tomato, bacon, dressing, repeat
  6. Sprinkle with almonds and dried cranberries
  7. Serve with extra dressing

Now for the giveaway…

GIVEAWAY CLOSED

GIVEAWAY GUIDELINES:

One lucky Pocket Change Gourmet winner will receive a Fisher Nut Prize Pack including…

  • Fisher Chef’s Naturals Sliced Almonds
  • Fisher Chef’s Naturals Walnut Halves & Pieces
  • Fisher Dried Cranberries
  • 5 reusable produce bags
  • Salad dressing shaker
  • 8-quart stainless steel mixing bowl
  • 11-inch salad tongs

Entries only accepted on this page. Facebook and Twitter entries do not count.

Giveaway will remain open until August 10, 2012 at  10 p.m. CST. Winner will be chosen at random, notified by email and will have 48 hours to respond.

REQUIRED ENTRY:

  • Tell us your ultimate Summer salad

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Disclosure: I am working with Fisher to create my own original salad recipe using Fisher Nuts and tools they provided. However, my opinions are entirely my own and I have not been paid to publish positive comments

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  1. Let's see... lately I've been making salads with lettuce, tomato, peppers, carrots, celery, refried beans, and taco filling type ground meat.
  2. Great salad- make similar ones in individual mason jars for picnics! Love fisher nuts & cranberries too!
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  6. I love the 7 layer salad my Grandma always used to make.
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  9. I love mixed greens, blueberries, sliced strawberries, almonds or walnuts, and raspbery vineregrete dressing. sometimes I add grilled chicken to make it main dish!
  10. My go to salad is a Sprinach & Spring green mix..I like to cut carrots, cherry tomatoes, green & red peppers, black olives, juliene turnips,cucumbers,onions & either feta or bleu cheese...with yyou fave dressing...yuumm...y :)
  11. Terri D. says:
    Crisp romaine, crunchy cucumbers, green peppers, a small sprinkle of cheddar cheese and Italian dressing is my go to summer salad!
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  31. My current favorite summer salad is baby spinach with mandarin orange segments, strawberry halves, blueberries and candied pecans with raspberry vinaigrette.
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  41. I am very partial to the Strawberry Poppyseed salad at Panera Bread. I would love to recreate that salad at home. Ruth Hill recently posted..This Day in History August 3, 1996My Profile
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  44. My go to salad is just shredded lettuce plus romaine and adding a couple grilled chicken tenders sliced and adding my favorite wildfire ranch dressing from Bob Evans. Could (and sometimes have) eat it every day.
  45. My favorite salad is with spinach,blue cheese,apples and a balsamic maple dressing.
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  53. In summer time I frequently make a cucumber, mint, Greek yogurt and dill salad. It is wonderful as a side with grilled chicken.
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  69. My ultimate summer salad would be greens and fruit! I love apples, strawberries and grapes added to my garden salads! Mmmm! Alison @ Under the Big Oak Tree recently posted..Party Tip: Setting up a Beverage StationMy Profile
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  79. My favorite summer salad is the broccoli slaw salad that I make. It's always a hit at parties! You take a bag of broccoli slaw (found near the bagged salads in grocery store) toss it with 1 cup sunflower seeds, 1 cup almond slivers, 1 handful of chopped scallions, and the noodles from beef ramen noodles broken up in pieces (not cooked) Then you make the dressing which is 2/3 cup olive oil, 1/2 cup sugar,1/3 cup of vinegar and the beef flavor packet from the ramen noodles. mix together and toss dressing with salad about 15 mins before serving.
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  82. I haven't made it in a while but I like a layered salad--I remember it has peas in it and the dressing on the top.
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  84. Spinach salad with strawberries, pecans and balsamic vinegar is my latest crave.
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  89. I love arugula, grilled peaches and prosciutto.
  90. Cheryl Christian says:
    My favorite summer salad is crisp lettuce, arugula, tomato, red onion, avocado, fresh mushrooms, bacon, dorothy lynch dressing and swiss cheese. Think I will go make one right now. YUM
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  101. One of my favorite salads are chicken oriental salad with lettuce, cabbage, cooked chicken, Chinese noodles, water chestnuts, and toasted almonds.
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  112. My ultimate Summer Salad is a Strawberry Pretzel Salad for something a little sweet, or Chicken Salad with Slivered almonds!
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  119. Chicken Caesar Salad
  120. My favorie summer salad is Romaine lettuce, grilled chicken strips, strawberries, blueberries, blue cheese crumbles, candied chopped walnuts, dried cranberries with a balsamic vinaigrette.
  121. Millie Duell says:
    My favorite salad is one of my mother's recipes... Lettuce and banana salad....shredded head lettuce, slice bananas, top with miracle whip, sugar and a touch of milk whipped together. Amounts depend on whether it is a supper salad or an individual salad just go by looks on the base and taste as you go on the topping just enough sugar to be noticed but not overly sweet....I can make a meal of this alone...
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  123. This salad looks pretty good to me, makes me want a BLT. I like Saladwork's Cobb Salad with Parmisean Ceasar dressing. It's very good. I also like to add onions and sundried tomatoes to it. I try to stay away from the sweet stuff.
  124. I like red leaf lettuce with tomatoes, avocado, dried cranberries, and sunflower seeds with blue cheese dressing.
  125. Schmidty says:
    My ultimate summer salad is made with rotini pasta, lots of ripe avocados, chunks of fresh tomatoes, blanched peas and broccoli, mixed well with my primavera sauce: mayo, lemon juice, and lots of minced garlic. It stores for a few days and is perfect for a light summer dinner.
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