Double the Meat Hold the Bread BLT Salad

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This salad is our family favorite and guests beg us to make it when they visit. It seems so simple but double the meat hold the bread blt salad is amazing!

 

Will salad lower my cholesterol?

Fortunately, many ingredients that are commonly included in salads—such as various garden vegetables—are high in antioxidants, which help lower cholesterol levels.

Saturated fats and trans fats both raise LDL levels, so keep these out of your salad.

 

This salad is our family favorite and guests beg us to make it when they visit. It seems so simple but double the meat hold the bread blt salad is amazing!

 

I am a huge fan of carbs, they are just so delicious. Hot fresh bread, gooey macaroni and cheese, it doesn’t matter as long as I can devour it. But, if you know me at all you also know that I am a huuuuuuuuge fan of salad. Like, huge. Combine it with anything grilled (hello, because anything grilled is fantabulous) and I’ll love you forever.

 

This salad is our family favorite and guests beg us to make it when they visit. It seems so simple but double the meat hold the bread blt salad is amazing!

 

I just had to share one of our newest obsessions, well the recipe and the grill of course. And don’t worry because I like to give more than receive I’m letting one of you lucky ducks win the pretty grill pictured below. BUT!!! You must promise to try this recipe because it really does hit the spot every single time. All of the ingredients in the double the meat hold the bread BLT salad go perfectly together but that cilantro dressing might just be my favorite part.

 

Which Salad Greens are the Healthiest?

Not all leafy greens will build a super-nutritious salad.

In fact, America’s favorite lettuce, iceberg, ranks the lowest in nutritional value across the board (96 percent water content will do that!).

Turbo-charged spinach, on the other hand, boasts nearly twice the recommended daily value of vitamin K, half the recommended value of vitamin A, and ample amounts of calcium and iron.

Clearly, Popeye was on to something.

A cup of romaine is a tasty alternative, with a huge dose of vitamin A and a variety of other nutrients.

Or, for a mild but textured bed, red leaf lettuce clocks in at just 4 calories per cup, with nearly half of the daily recommended dose of vitamins A and K. Arugula (technically a cruciferous vegetable like broccoli, kale, and cabbage) also packs a healthy dose of nutrients and phytochemicals, which may inhibit the development of certain cancers.

And for the non-committal types, mixed greens (typically a mix of romaine, oak leaf lettuce, arugula, frisée, and radicchio) offer, well, a mixed bag of nutritional benefits, depending on the batch.

 


This salad is our family favorite and guests beg us to make it when they visit. It seems so simple but double the meat hold the bread blt salad is amazing!

 

Ok, now that that’s out of the way let’s talk food. I love a delicious BLT. I mean, who doesn’t?! But when I was hearing rumor years ago about a double the meat hold the lettuce cobb salad Cade and I started to play around with this salad recipe and oh my gosh you will love it! The steak and chicken are both marinated but it’s one of those marinades that whether you can only do 5 minutes or overnight it still turns out awesome.

 

This salad is our family favorite and guests beg us to make it when they visit. It seems so simple but double the meat hold the bread blt salad is amazing!

 

In fact the only difference is it just gets more awesome with time. Then add some fresh spinach and arugula (it adds a nice peppery touch) creamy avocados and juicy tomatoes with this awesome cilantro dressing that we made with our Blendtec, and you are good to go! We dress the salad with a little olive oil and lemon juice and then pile it all on top. Who needs bread when you’ve got all of that going on?!

 

 

This salad is our family favorite and guests beg us to make it when they visit. It seems so simple but double the meat hold the bread blt salad is amazing!

 

Double the Meat Hold the Bread BLT Salad

Double the Meat Hold the Bread BLT Salad

This salad is our family favorite and guests beg us to make it when they visit. It seems so simple but double the meat hold the bread blt salad is amazing!

Ingredients:

  • 1 2lb flank steak
  • 4 chicken breasts, pounded flat or butterflied
  • 6 slices of bacon, cooked and crumbled
  • 1 avocado, chopped
  • 2 cups grape tomatoes, sliced
  • 2 Cups Arugula
  • 2 Cups Spinach
  • 1 lemon
  • Olive Oil

For the Marinade- adapted from Rachel Ray

  • 2 cloves of garlic, minced
  • 1 1/2 tablespoon montreal chicken seasoning
  • 1/2 teaspoon tabasco
  • 3 tablespoons worcestershire sauce
  • 3 tablespoons red wine vinegar
  • 1/4 cup olive oil plus 1 teaspoon

For the Dressing

  • 1 Bunch Cilantro, stems cut off
  • 3 cloves of garlic, minced
  • 9 limes, juiced
  • 1/2 cup apple cider vinegar
  • 1/2 cup rice vinegar
  • 1/3 cup sugar
  • 3/4 teaspoon salt
  • 1/2 cup canola oil
  • 1 medium to large tomatillo, peeled

Directions:

For the marinade

  1. Whisk together all of the ingredients except the olive oil until combined.
  2. Continue to whisk as you drizzle in the oil.
  3. Separate the marinade between two ziploc bags and place the chicken in one and the steak in the other.
  4. Allow to marinate for 5 minutes, up to overnight.
  5. Remove the meat from the bags and grill on medium heat for 6-7 minutes for the chicken and 8-9 minutes for the steak.
  6. Flip each over and allow the chicken to cook for an additional 3 minutes and the steak an additional 5-7 minutes or until cooked through for the chicken and medium well for the steak.
  7. Place on a cutting board and lay tin foil over the top. Do not wrap in tinfoil. This will tent the meat and allow the juices to redistribute for better tasting meat.
  8. After 5 minutes slice thin on the diagonal.

For the dressing

  1. Place all of the ingredients into a blend and blend on high.
  2. Store in the fridge until ready to serve.

This will stay good for up to 7-9 days.

To Assemble

  1. Place some spinach and arugula on a plate and lightly drizzle with a little olive oil and lemon juice.
  2. Stack the steak, chicken and bacon on top and add the tomatoes and avocados.
  3. Drizzle with the salad dressing and serve immediately.

We heap ours onto a huge platter and serve family style.

This salad dressing keeps for about a week.

Nutrition Information

Yield: 6-8, Serving Size: 1

  • Amount Per Serving:
  • Calories: 735 Calories
  • Total Fat: 50.8g
  • Cholesterol: 146.7mg
  • Carbohydrates: 24.3g
  • Fiber: 5g
  • Sugar: 12.2g
  • Protein: 47g
All images and text ©Carrian Cheney for Oh Sweet Basil.

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200 comments on “Double the Meat Hold the Bread BLT Salad”

  1. Not a fan of avocado, but all the rest of the ingredients are great !
    Not need for bread as this looks like a very hardy salad and well worth a try…so I will !

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  6. I’d NEVER thought of combining all those meats on one salad, but it looks amazing. And it would be packed with protein. Perfect for a post workout dinner!

  7. I love to grill steak, chicken, onions, tomatoes and zucchini!

  8. I’m a sucker for salads…especially with grilled chicken. Shrimp is quickly becoming my favorite thing to grill though…if only it was less expensive! Your salad looks delish…I love that you used arugula. I have some growing right now in my garden & the wait is killing me. :0(

  9. I love to grill chicken and steak

  10. This looks good but I would probably only use one type of meat. But when it comes to grilling nothing is better than a cheeseburger from the grill!

  11. I love grilling pizza!

  12. I love to grill chicken!

  13. Just made this salad last night and it was spectacular! The dressing was so flavorful and bright, I loved it! The only things we really grill are steaks and burger.

  14. Looks delicious!

  15. I love a great steak, but my favorite things to make on the grill are veggie kabobs. Yum! Ooh, and grilled pineapple. 🙂

  16. My favorite thing to grill is shrimp!

  17. I love grilled pineapple!!!

  18. BBQ chiken please continue doing recipes i love them all i learned to cooooock a lot with you

  19. salad looks awesome!

  20. salad looks awesome!!

  21. I love grilled chicken

  22. Any kind of beef!

  23. Shrimp tacos

  24. mmmm, grilled shrimp and tomatoes make my heart sing!

  25. Chicken, or steak, no wait, maybe corn. I give up! Everything grilled is good!

  26. Grilled salmon!

  27. Love to grill corn on the cob!!

  28. I love fresh corn from the grill, leave on the husks and silk. Just soak the ears in water for about 30 minutes, lay them on a hot grill and rotate 1/3 of the way every 6 minutes. In 18 minutes pull back the husks, leave them on for a handle! Roll the ear around in some butter, add a little salt and you have the best corn ever!!!!

  29. LOVE grilled veggies and portabello mushrooms!

  30. I love to grill everything! Chicken, pizzas, corn, it’s all so delicious!

  31. I love anything grilled but recently I’ve been having fun with different kinds of pizza.

  32. Steak! Hands Down. All though the most often thing I grill would be chicken (healthier).

  33. Steak!

  34. Any kind of chicken

  35. Hubby does all the bbq on his pit, we love fajitas, brisket, burgers, ribs, you name it!

  36. Love grilled ribs!!! Thanks for the chance to win!

  37. Yummy anything with bacon! Favorite thing grilled would be corn on cob in husk!

  38. My favorite food to grill is steak.

  39. Love hamburgers on the grill and I WILL try your recipe for the BLT salad sans bread.

  40. YUM!!! Looks delicious!

  41. I had a bad experience using a gas grill once (singed eyelashes and eyebrows) so I steer clear of it completely and let me husband do all the grilling. Our favorite food to grill is pizza!

  42. We love to grill steak!

  43. I love to grill everything!!! But my favorite would have to be steak, corn, potatoes and tilapia!

  44. I love anything cooked on a grill!!!

  45. My boyfriend and I LOVE to grill salmon in little foil packets with some good rub and a dollop of butter each. Ten minutes — turns out perfect every time!

  46. My favorite thing to grill is salmon!! Then comes steak!!! Yum!

  47. chicken my favorite!!!

  48. Flank steak and shrimp are my favs to grill!

  49. Filet Mignon… love!

  50. Love to grill good piece of steak.

  51. That looks heavenly. I’m always up for a salad, and so is the hubby. I married a salad man!

    • me too!! I think that’s actually pretty rare!

      • I also was married to a salad man who loved to grill while I prepared everything else. Salmon, steak, chicken, burgers, pizza, brats–most everything! This looks wonderful-reminds me of a cobb salad-by looks anyway. I could eat salad every day if it was a good one. Sadly I lost my cook to Heaven 7 years ago so only get grilled food when my son (hubby’s clone) grills.

  52. Grilled veggies (asparagus or kebabs of fresh things) are my favourite, though I’d love to try indirect heat or plank grilling.

  53. Love grilled corn and chicken! And brats and pretty much anything else grilled.

  54. My family loves to grill everything from chicken to steak and pork. Even seafood and veggies.

  55. Love to grill steak & pork chops, & must have sliced potatoes in foil!!

  56. Steak & ribs.

  57. Seafood & veggies!

  58. I love grilled chicken breast & wings

  59. Steak and veggies

  60. Yum! Chicken kebabs, burgers, steak, corn, peaches, mmm, now I’m ready to get the grill out! Thanks for the giveaway!

  61. I love grilling kabobs!

  62. Grilled cedar plank salmon or any kind or grilled salmon for that matter! 🙂

  63. Thanks so much for posting this recipe…my mouth has been watering thinking about it! Making it this week and can’t wait! I love grilled chicken, salmon, zucchini, or asparagus…and let’s not forget pizza!

  64. Honestly, I don’t care much what the meat on the grill is, as long as there are foil cabbage packets alongside!

  65. Love to grill most everything! We are so in need of a new grill! Can’t wait to try this delicious salad, too.

  66. we need a grill so I can get back to cooking more meat! Love meat on the grill!!

  67. Steak! That grill is seriously beautiful!

  68. Absolutely anything! Grilled pizza is a new favorite though!

  69. portabellas!

  70. I love to cook shish kebabs on the grill!

  71. Portobello mushrooms! Thanks for giveaway!

  72. We love to grill pizza!

  73. Wow! This looks perfect for a summer salad! The mango teriyaki chicken salad also looks delish!

  74. My husband fell off the roof and thru our gas grill so we have been without for a while. That cucumber strawberry salad looks so good.

  75. hamburgers!

  76. We love to grill!

  77. Kabobs!

  78. Love to grill salmon. Either with a sweet honey glaze or in tin foil pouches with greek yogurt, lemon, and dill!

  79. I’d have to say my favorite thing to grill would have to be when I try to make my own version of Fogo’s Parmesan Pork. Delicious!

  80. I just love grilling…not too picky….mostly because that means summer is finally here!!!

  81. mmmm vegetables i will grill you all day!

  82. I love grilling shrimp and vegetables, grilled peppers and asparagus are my fave!

  83. Ours families favorite to grill up in the summer is pineapple brats and chicken! We like to put dry rub on half the chicken we grill and BBQ sauce on the other half! Its always a toss up which is everyones favorite because they both taste super delicious! Oh man! Summer is right around the corner and I can not wait for some family BBQ’s!

  84. Chicken, salmon and veggies! Love the grill!

  85. I love lemon & garlic chicken on the grill. Soooo good!!

  86. Wow, would love to win an outdoor grill, burgers and protein all times of the year!

  87. That salad looks TOO GOOD!!! And that grill, whoa boy, looks like a lot of fun!