BLT Salad

The classic BLT sandwich, made over into a salad! All the yumminess of the original, without all the gluten and carbs.

BLT Salad: Home Sweet Homestead

We're all familiar with the famous BLT Sandwich. Bacon, lettuce and tomato sandwiched between 2 slices of bread, that have been smeared with a bit of mayonnaise. Then eaten as is, or grilled on both sides before being served. But what about those classic flavors in a salad?

I love salads, so I decided to remove the bread and turn it into a BLT salad! It has all the flavors of the sandwich, but without the gluten and carbs. It only contains five simple ingredients, and is perfect for lunch, or a light supper.

Home Sweet Homestead - BLT Salad

This salad closely resembles an old-fashioned recipe called wilted salad, where leaf lettuce, green onion and bacon are mixed together, and drizzled with hot bacon grease, causing the lettuce to wilt slightly from the hot grease. This version adds tomatoes, and uses slightly cooled bacon grease, so the lettuce doesn't wilt.

Printable recipe

BLT Salad


2 slices bacon (I use nitrate and nitrite free bacon)
1 - 2 cups leaf lettuce, torn into large pieces
1 tomato, chopped
1 green onion, chopped
Sea salt to taste


Cook bacon in a skillet over medium heat until crisp. Set bacon aside to drain on paper towels, reserving the bacon grease in the pan. Once the bacon is cool enough to handle, crumble into pieces and set aside.
In a salad bowl, place the lettuce, tomato, onion, and bacon pieces.
Drizzle a tablespoon or two of the reserved bacon grease over the salad, along with salt to taste, and toss to coat. Serve immediately.

April's tips:

Be careful with the salt, as the bacon is already salty.

I use leaf lettuce in this recipe, but any type of lettuce may be substituted.

You can use olive oil in place of the bacon grease if you prefer, but the recipe is absolutely perfect the way it is, so I strongly recommend the bacon grease.


BLT Salad - Home Sweet Homestead

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  1. Yum! Not only gluten free, but that looks like a great way to use some of the summer tomatoes.

    1. Fresh picked tomatoes can't be beat in this salad Amy.

  2. We would love your BLT Salad April, it looks so goood! Hope you are having a great day and thanks so much for sharing your awesome post with Full Plate Thursday.
    Come Back Soon!
    Miz Helen

  3. one of my favorite things! Yum. This looks so fresh and tasty. Thank you for sharing at the Thursday Favorite Things blog hop. xo


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