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BLT Salad with Avocado and Green Goddess Dressing

We like to feast for birthdays in our Martha Turner Sotheby’s International Realty – Kingwood office, and this week we celebrated someone special with a healthy soup & salad bar. I was inspired to create a Green Goddess dressing so thought a BLT salad with avocado would make a good base for the flavors of the fresh herbs in the dressing. This is my creation:

In food processor, blend until creamy green:
1/2 cup mayo
1/2 cup sour cream
1 oz fresh basil
1/2 cup fresh parsley
2-3 scallions, whites + greens, sliced
1-2 cloves garlic, smashed + chopped
2 anchovy filets, chopped
1 lemon, juiced
1/4 – 1/2 tsp kosher salt
freshly ground black pepper

Salad fixin’s:
B – 3-4 strips Bacon
L – 5 oz baby spinach Leaves
T – 1 heaping cup grape Tomatoes

Cut bacon into wide strips; cook; drain on paper towel. Rinse grape tomatoes; cut in halves. Cut avocado in half; remove pit; slice flesh into cubes; scoop out of shell; spritz with fresh lemon juice.

Build salad with spinach + bacon + tomatoes + avocado. Dress with Green Goddess dressing, or serve dressing on the side.

Tip: When Hubby & I open a fresh pack of bacon, we slice the slices in half and stack in portions of 6-12 half slices in quart freezer bags. To cook, it’s easy to pull out a portion of frozen bacon slices. When cooking bacon for baked potatoes or BLT salad, first cut the frozen slices into strips with a very sharp knife. Be careful! Drain the cooked bacon bits on paper towel. If it’s steak night, add a little olive oil to the leftover bacon drippings; cook a mess of rinsed spinach; season with kosher salt and fresh lemon juice. Bonus sauteed spinach recipe!


About Lanie Brown, Texas real estate broker

Hi, my name is Lanie Brown. Broker/Owner Sage Lane Realty. Like to write, cook, bake, decorate and redecorate, celebrate, work real estate. Strive to be a Godly wife, good neighbor, giving friend. Texas Hill Country is my promised land! #sagelanereal

4 responses »

  1. Nice recipes, Lane! Sure wishing your Mom the best in the election! Barb

    Sent from my iPad


  2. Thank you for the recipes! The Geen Goddess recipe is awesome!!!


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