Prep Time: 15 Minutes
Cook Time: 20 Minutes
Approx. Total/Net Carbs for Entire Dish:
55 g / 25 g
6-8 slices of bacon
1/3 cup primal mayonnaise
2 teaspoons lemon juice
1/4 bunch of chives, chopped
1 large head romaine lettuce, rinsed, dried, and chopped
2 tomatoes, chopped
1 avocado, pit removed and flesh chopped (see our tips about working with avocados)
1/4 onion, chopped
1/2 cucumber, chopped
1/3 cup olive oil
Tips & Substitutions
Remember: As with any meal but, for some reason, particularly with salads, people have their own opinions about the relative amounts of tomatoes, onions, lemon juice, vinegar, etc. In the case of salads, it's also a lot easier to see how the ingredients you put in are going to affect the final taste of the dish. So, take this recipe as a guideline more than as hard and fast rules about how to make a BLT salad. If you think it looks like too many chives, use less. If you want more onion, use it.
Not a huge fan of bacon or want to try other proteins? Do it! Other proteins we have tried in this salad include hard boiled eggs and chicken. If you add either of these you might want to consider decreasing the bacon so it's not too meaty but, hey, we aren't the food police. Eat all the bacon you want!
In this recipe you’ll notice we’re trying a different way to cook bacon - in the oven. This generally makes less of a mess than stove top cooking. Feel free to still cook it on the stove top though if you prefer. If you choose to add chicken you can even cook the chicken in the remaining bacon fat in the pan.
If you ever find you have leftover pork fat after cooking bacon you don't have to throw it out. You can save it to use when cooking other meals.
Romaine: Any type of lettuce you like
Lemon Juice: Lime juice (this is true in almost all recipes)
Preheat oven to 400F.
Arrange bacon on baking sheet and bake until slices are cooked. This generally takes about 15-20 minutes but can be shorter if the bacon is not as thick.
While bacon is cooking, whisk 1/3 cup mayo with lemon juice in a small bowl.
Slowly add in olive oil while whisking to get your dressing to the desired creaminess.
Add chives to your dressing.
Once bacon is done cooking, allow to cool slightly and cut into small pieces.
Mix it all together in a large bowl and serve!