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.

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  5. I love the 7 layer salad my Grandma always used to make.

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  8. I love mixed greens, blueberries, sliced strawberries, almonds or walnuts, and raspbery vineregrete dressing. sometimes I add grilled chicken to make it main dish!

  9. 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 🙂

  10. 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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  23. Ann Johnson says

    Mine is a cheesy chicken salad that I make. My whole family loves it!!

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  30. My current favorite summer salad is baby spinach with mandarin orange segments, strawberry halves, blueberries and candied pecans with raspberry vinaigrette.

  31. Anne Marie says

    I love a basic lettuce salad with tuna salad piled on top.

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  43. 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.

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  52. 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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  68. My ultimate summer salad would be greens and fruit! I love apples, strawberries and grapes added to my garden salads! Mmmm!

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  79. 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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  81. Spinach salad with strawberries, pecans and balsamic vinegar is my latest crave.

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  86. 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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  103. My ultimate Summer Salad is a Strawberry Pretzel Salad for something a little sweet, or Chicken Salad with Slivered almonds!

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  113. 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.

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  115. 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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