Who knew that such simple ingredients as spinach, tomatoes, bacon, and eggs when combined and served with a mayonnaise-based dressing could create such a delicious salad? If you haven’t yet tried a BLT salad, hurry up and make it, especially if you have some extra vegetables that you need to use, such as spinach and tomatoes. So good! The only thing that has always been missing from my BLT salads was the carbs, and in this recipe this problem is fixed by adding sweet potato fries! Not only is this salad delicious, it has all everything: protein, healthy carbs, vegetables, fiber, and it’s GLUTEN FREE!
A couple of recommendations:
- Use real bacon, and not premade bacon bits.
- When making the salad dressing, start by adding 2 tablespoons of milk to the mayonnaise but add more milk if desired to get a nice dressing-like consistency. Without adding the milk, the dressing would be too thick.
- Do not add salt to the salad dressing, because the bacon will add enough saltiness to the dish. If you do think you need more salt, add the salt directly into the salad AFTER you mix the salad with the dressing.
- Add the dressing just before serving, otherwise the salad will wilt.
It’s a great year-around salad – enjoy!