BLT Panzanella Salad

  • Author: Laura
  • Prep Time: 30 minutes
  • Total Time: 30 minutes


Everything you love about a BLT in salad form! Thick, crunchy pieces of toasted sourdough bread, crispy bacon, juicy cherry tomatoes, fresh romaine lettuce and a creamy mayonnaise dressing. 



10 slice thick-cut bacon

6 cups sourdough bread (cut into 1-inch chunks)

1 cup cherry tomatoes, halved

3 cups shredded romaine lettuce

1/2 cup mayonnaise

2 tbsps water

1 tsp lemon juice

1/4 tsp salt

dash of black pepper


Heat a large skillet over medium-low heat

Cook the bacon until browned and crispy on both sides

Set bacon aside on a paper towel to absorb excess grease

Remove about half the bacon grease from the skillet and discard

Keep the rest in the skillet to toast the bread in

Add the bread to the skillet and toss to coat in the bacon grease

Turn the heat up to medium and toast the bread on all sides

Transfer the bread to a large salad bowl and allow to cool

Break the bacon into bite-sized pieces, add to the bowl and toss with the bread

Add the tomatoes and lettuce to the bowl, toss

Whisk together the mayo, water, lemon juice, salt and pepper

Drizzle over the salad and toss

Salad should be enjoyed within 2 hours of preparation

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