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Saturday, August 10, 2013

"skinny" bacon, lettuce, tomato salad ♥

Here is a perfect "skinny" version of the bacon, lettuce and tomato sandwich, why not try it for lunch, or as a  a light healthy dinner! ♥



Ingredients ♥
8 slices lowfat, low sodium turkey bacon (8 ounces total)
1/2 baguette (8 ounces), sliced into 3/4-inch cubes (about 4 cups)
2 tablespoons olive oil
Coarse salt and ground pepper
1/3 cup fat freeor light buttermilk
3 tablespoons reduced-fat mayonnaise
2 tablespoons cider vinegar
1 scallion, thinly sliced
1 pound romaine-lettuce, hearts chopped
1 pint cherry tomatoes, halved


Directions  ♥
  1. Preheat oven to 375 degrees.
  2. Arrange bacon in a single layer on a rimmed baking sheet lined with parchment or waxed paper. Bake until browned and crisp, about 15 minutes.
  3. Transfer to a paper-towel-lined plate to drain. Cool, then crumble into large pieces.
  4. Make croutons: Toss bread with oil, and season with salt and pepper. Spread evenly on a baking sheet. Bake until golden brown, tossing halfway through, 15 to 20 minutes.
  5. Meanwhile, in a large bowl, whisk together buttermilk, mayonnaise, vinegar, and scallion; season with salt and pepper.
  6. Add lettuce, tomatoes, and croutons; toss to coat with dressing. Sprinkle with bacon. enjoy! ♥

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