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BLT Bread Salad Recipe

BLT Bread Salad Recipe

Zesty and fun BLT Bread Salad always draws raves, says Tonya Vowels of Vine Grove, Kentucky. “It tastes just like a BLT, has a light vinaigrette dressing and goes well with so many main dishes,” she adds.
TOTAL TIME: Prep/Total Time: 20 min. YIELD:4 servings

Ingredients

  • 3 cups cubed French bread
  • 1 tablespoon water
  • 1 tablespoon white wine vinegar
  • 1 tablespoon reduced-fat mayonnaise
  • 1-1/4 teaspoons sugar
  • 1 teaspoon olive oil
  • 1-1/2 cups torn leaf lettuce
  • 1 large tomato, chopped
  • 2 tablespoons crumbled cooked bacon
  • 1 tablespoon chopped green onion

Directions

  • 1. Place bread cubes on an ungreased baking sheet; coat lightly with cooking spray. Bake at 400° for 8-10 minutes or until golden brown.
  • 2. For dressing, in a small bowl, whisk the water, vinegar, mayonnaise, sugar and oil until smooth. In a large salad bowl, combine the lettuce, tomato and bread cubes. Sprinkle with bacon and onion. Drizzle with dressing and toss to coat. Yield: 4 servings.

Nutritional Facts

1-1/4 cups equals 118 calories, 4 g fat (1 g saturated fat), 4 mg cholesterol, 288 mg sodium, 17 g carbohydrate, 2 g fiber, 4 g protein. Diabetic Exchanges: 1 starch, 1 vegetable, 1/2 fat.