BLT Bread Salad

Serving Size: 4
Prep Time:
Total Time:

Ingredients

  • 3 3/4-inch-thick slice of rustic white bread, cubed 4 cups
  • 1 cup red cherry tomato, halved
  • 1 head butter lettuce, torn into bite-size pieces about 5 cups
  • 4 thick slice of bacon, 4 ounces cut crosswise into 1/2-inch strips
  • freshly ground black pepper
  • kosher salt
  • 0.5 small shallot, coarsely chopped
  • 1 Tbsp champagne vinegar
  • 2 Tbsp canola oil
  • 0.25 cup basil leaves
  • 3 Ounce soft silken tofu
  • 1 cup yellow pear tomato, halved

Directions

1. Preheat the oven to 250°. Spread the bread cubes on a rimmed baking sheet and toast in the oven for about 15 minutes, until the bread cubes are dry.

2. Meanwhile, in a blender, combine the tofu with the basil leaves, canola oil, Champagne vinegar and chopped shallot and puree until very smooth. Season the dressing with salt and pepper and reserve.

3. In a medium skillet, cook the bacon over moderate heat, stirring occasionally, until crisp, about 6 minutes. Transfer the bacon to paper towels and let drain.

4. In a large bowl, toss the toasted bread cubes with the bacon, lettuce and tomatoes. Add the basil dressing, toss the salad until evenly coated and serve.