I'm not going to think about this one very much because I can't believe that I ate this entire salad all by myself..in one sitting. And it was all good down to the last morsel.
For this salad I visited the deli where I purchased some really good maple cured bacon, something I would enjoy in a tasty BLT. While frying, it made the house smell so good that I started dreaming about the pancakes that would go with that syrupy smell. Then I made croutons using herb infused olive oil for sauteing cubes of day-old roasted garlic and thyme artisan bread. This combo created a good flavor. I'm not usually a crouton person, which are usually cubes of hard, old bread with no great flavor. I also made hard boiled eggs which I will show to Stephy-Wephy in this photograph as she accuses me of always hard boiling the eggs until the yolks turn grayish-green. I was more careful today, but I enjoy them well-done rather than runny.
|I CAN'T BELIEVE I ATE THE WHOLE THING!|
Then I arranged "Spring" lettuces, carrot, peppers, and the important-to-BLT tomato slices like I would slice them for a BLT sandwich, and I used slow roasted grape tomatoes as a garnish. (Since eggs are not really in BLT's, I figured I could also add carrots and peppers which are not really in BLT's). And then I added my bacon and eggs to top the salad. The eggs were sprinkled with salt and smoked paprika just to make them pretty.
A little vinaigrette and freshly ground pepper added flavor, but I chose not to add mayonnaise.
All in all a good salad and substantial enough to make a meal...especially when I eat the whole thing. Next time I make this salad, I promise I will share.