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Blt Salad

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Category: Salads

 Ingredients List

  • 1/4 c + 1/2 T olive oil
  • 1 1/2 tb Balsamic vinegar
  • 2 tb Finely chopped basil + small
  • --whole leaves for garnish
  • 1/4 ts Salt
  • Pinch freshly ground pepper
  • 2 md Tomatoes-cored, seeded and
  • --coarsely chopped
  • 8 Thick slices bacon, cut
  • --crosswise into 3/4" strips
  • 2 lg Bunches arugula
  • Pan-roasted garlic potatoes*
  • 1/4 c Finely chopped Vidalia or
  • --other sweet onion
  • 1/2 c Crumbled blue cheese


* Pan roasted garlic potato recipe follows

Combine oil, vinegar, chopped basil, salt & pepper. Toss 1 T of the
dressing with the tomatoes. In a skillet, cok the bacon until crisp.
Drain on paper towels.

Toss the arugula with the remaining dressing and arrange on 4 large
plates. Scatter the bacon and potatoes over the arugula and sprinkle the
onion and blue cheese on top. Scatter the marinated tomatoes and basil
leaves over the salad and serve.

Pan-roasted garlic potatoes:
2 T olive oil
8 lg unpeeled garlic cloves
1 lb new potatoes, quartered and sliced crosswise 3/8" thick
1 t kosher salt
1/4 t freshly ground pepper

In a heavy 12-in skillet, heat the oil. Add garlic and cook over moderate
heat, stirring occasionally, until golden, anout 5 minutes.

Add the potatoes and sprinkle with the salt and pepper. Cook, stirring
occasionally, until golden brown and tender, about 25 mintues. Serve the
potatoes and garlic warm or at room temperature; remove the garlic skins
before serving if you prefer.

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