So it’s been a little while since I last posted. I meant to post on Monday. Then I meant to post on Tuesday, but the news of Robin Williams set me back a day and I also got a flat tire. Wednesday rolled around and I woke up extremely late for work and my whole day was off. Then Thursday, I don’t have a legitimate excuse, but clearly this has just not been my week.
I can’t believe I’m posting a recipe for a salad, but it’s not really about the salad. It’s all about this great dressing. I’ve made it a few times and I honestly can’t get enough. On Monday night I was going to make a calzone, but after the news broke about Robin Williams I just didn’t feel like cooking. I grabbed this dressing out of the fridge, a tomato, lettuce, and grated a little cheese and sat and watched the news. While I know it sounds silly because it’s a salad dressing, and I will be the first person to admit that a salad is generally the last thing on my go-to list for a meal, this dressing really adds something special to an ordinary, boring, salad and even evokes feelings of comfort – thanks to the copious amounts of bacon.
I will definitely be posting around here more often (and on a more consistent schedule!), as I have a few things up my sleeve. I actually have something for next Friday that I planned on sharing last week but for some reason didn’t and this week because the timing was off (you’ll see why). Rest assured, I won’t be MIA around here any longer.
Chopped Salad with Bacon Buttermilk Dressing
Romaine Lettuce, chopped
1 package of cherry tomatoes, halved
1 Avocado, diced
4 oz cheddar cheese, thinly sliced into strips
4 oz monterrey jack cheese, thinly sliced into strips
1/4 lb ham, sliced into strips
1/4 lb turkey, sliced into strips
1/2 cup pine nuts or slivered almonds
6 strips of bacon, cooked and crumbled
Bacon Buttermilk Dressing
1/2 cup buttermilk
1/2 cup mayonnaise
3 strips of bacon, cooked and crumbled
2 Tbsps chives, chopped
1 garlic clove, grated
Salt and pepper, to taste
For the salad, mix all of the ingredients in a large mixing bowl. To make the dressing, combine all of the ingredients and let sit in the fridge for at least 30 minutes. Top the salad with the dressing. Mix well.