BLT Chopped Salad with Cucumber and Avocado

Chopped BLT SaladAnother delicious salad for the hot summer days. There’s a lot of crunch with the romaine and cucumbers and a light vinaigrette. Cherry tomatoes always make me smile and I’m pulling lots of them from the garden right now. I used to sit in the garden as a kid, picking and eating all of the cherry tomatoes.

bltsalad1Ingredients:
8 cups romaine lettuce, rinsed and chopped
6 slices thick cut bacon, cooked and crumbled
1 cup cherry tomatoes, halved
1 avocado, chopped
1 cucumber, seeded and chopped
1/4 cup fresh cilantro, minced
1/4 cup extra virgin olive oil
1 small lime, juiced
1/4 teaspoon lime zest
salt and pepper, to taste

bltsalad2In a large bowl combine all of the vegetables. After cooking the bacon (I personally bake mine), pat with paper towels and crumble when cool enough to handle. In a small bowl whisk together the olive oil, salt, pepper, lime juice and zest. Add to the salad and toss to evenly coat. Feta cheese also goes great on top. Serves 4 larger salads. Enjoy!

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