“BLT” Salad

My husband and I just got back from a weekend trip to Savannah, GA to celebrate our 2nd wedding anniversary.  It was a fabulous weekend and we loved us some southern hospitality.

On our last night we went to the Olde Pink House for dinner.  The setting itself, which is a gorgeous 18th century mansion, was amazing all by itself, but pair that with a fantastic dinner and great service and it made for a perfect anniversary dinner.  Also, the Pats won, which topped off a the great night!

So, I will get to the point of this post.  It is not to write a review of a fabulous restaurant (although, I highly recommend it if you are ever in the area), but to share with you this delicious “BLT” salad, Fried Green Tomatoes & Sweet Bacon w/Black Pepper Thyme Buttermilk Dressing.  It was featured on “The Best Thing I Ever Ate…” on the Foodnetwork.

BLT SaladSource

The fried green tomatoes added the perfect southern touch and the bacon was exceptional.  Our waitress called it a “sweet applewood smoked bacon.”  And, after some internet searching, I was able to find a recipe.  I’m not sure if it is legit yet as I have not had a chance to try it, but I will definitely be giving it a shot!  I hope it is as good as the real thing 🙂

Recipe Source

Salad

Ingredients:

  • 2 fried green tomatoes – Soak tomatoes in buttermilk, coat in flour mixture (1/2 flour, 1/2 cornmeal, salt and pepper) and fry to golden brown.
  • 2 pieces of applewood smoked bacon – cook with brown sugar, fold into a circle
  • Mixed field greens

Buttermilk thyme dressing (2 oz.)

Ingredients:

  • 1 cup buttermilk
  • 4 ounces sour cream
  • 1/4 teaspoon fresh thyme
  • 1/4 teaspoon black pepper
  • 1/4 cup red wine vinegar
  • 1 clove chopped garlic
  • 1/2 teaspoon honey
  • salt to taste

Mix greens in dressing.

Stack salad by layering greens with tomato and bacon.

Garnish last tomato with a small amount of dressing, chopped red pepper and green onion.

 Happy anniversary Matt…2 years and counting!

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