Yesterday, I was really craving a BLT. Have you ever had cravings for a sandwich like that? I knew I had some cherry tomatoes I needed to use up and three slices of bacon left in the package; that would make a perfect sandwich. Yep, it would if the bread hadn't molded a few days ago and I had to throw it out. It's really hard to have a sandwich with no bread. So, my mind starts going through what I have here at the house - I really don't want to go out at lunch time here in town - waaaay tooo many people trying to get lunch at the same time. I go ahead and cook the bacon in the microwave and dice up some tomatoes. If nothing else, I will have scrambled eggs with tomatoes and bacon. Sounds pretty good, but just not the same. What else can I do, hmmm. I have a can of chicken that the label is half way off, maybe I can mix up a chicken, bacon and tomato salad and serve it over fresh romaine lettuce. YUM!!! It was delicious!! Here is what I did, in case you want to make your own.
Chicken BLT Salad
1 can of chicken, drained and shredded
about 10 cherry tomatoes, diced
3 slices of bacon, cooked, cooled and chopped
1/2 - 2/3 c. mayonnaise
1 t. spicy brown mustard
2 T. blue cheese dressing - just because I love it and it adds some flavor
Mix all of the above together along with a little bit of kosher salt and a generous amount of black pepper. Serve over torn Romaine lettuce and top with a little bit more blue cheese dressing.
I also sprinkled some tomato crunchy almonds over the top - (get them from naturebox) or you could do some toasted pecans, regular almonds or sunflower seeds. The bacon is crunchy, but that adds a little bit more crunch.
It was delicious and I will be making this again. Matter of fact, I had some leftovers for lunch again today and it was still wonderful.
Give it a try and let me know what you think. If you don't like the blue cheese dressing you can eliminate it from the salad mixture and use your choice of dressing - ranch, thousand island, etc. over the top when you serve it. If I had thought about it at the time, I would have chopped up some black olives and put them in there, too Enjoy!!