August featured recipe: BLT chopped salad & basil ranch dressing

12 servings

BLT chopped salad

2 qts lettuce (iceberg or hydroponic bib)
2 cups tomatoes?
1 cup freshly cooked applewood smoked bacon
?1 cup basil buttermilk dressing

1. Cut or tear lettuce into small pieces.
?2. Dice tomatoes into to bite size pieces (about 1”).
3. Finely chop bacon.?
4. Layer lettuce, tomatoes & bacon bits in a bowl or platter.
5. Pour dressing over the top of the salad, or on the side.

Basil ranch dressing

1 small clove garlic
1/2 tsp ea salt & pepper
1 1/3 cup well-shaken buttermilk (fat free)
2/3 cup mayonnaise (lite)
3 T dijon mustard
1/4 cup finely chopped fresh basil

1. Mince garlic and mash to a paste with salt.
2. Whisk together buttermilk, mayo, dijon, pepper, basil and garlic paste in a small bowl.?
3. Chill, covered, 1 hour to allow flavors to develop.

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