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BLT Salad wth Ranch Dressing

Ingredients

2 large heads mixed green lettuce

300g lean bacon

3 cups tomatoes, chopped

2 cups croutons

Ranch Dressing

3 tablespoons mayonnaise

4 tablespoons sour cream

1 clove garlic, grated

1 bunch chives (50g) chopped finely

Salt and black pepper

Milk

Method

Mix all the ingredients together well and add a little milk at a time to reach the desired pouring consistency. Season to taste with salt and pepper.

Croutons

4 slices wholemeal crusty bread (a few days old works best)

Dried mixed herbs

Olive oil

Salt and black pepper

Method

Chop the bread into bitesize pieces, place in a bowl and add 4 teaspoons of dried mixed herbs and a teaspon of salt, less if you like less 😊

Drizzle with just enough olive oil to coat all the bread, dont add too much, use your hands to mix well.

Lay in a single layer onto a baking tray and bake on 180°C for 30 to 40 minutes, turning half way, or until they are golden brown dried out and crunchy to touch. Remove from the oven and cool.

Cook the bacon in the oven until crispy, remove from the oven, drain on kitchen paper, chop into pieces and remove any excess rind/fat.

Assemble the salad and drizzle with this delicious ranch dressing. Serve immediately.

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