The BLT Salad: A Festive and Delicious Christmas Dish

I made one of my favorite dishes, The BLT Salad, for a Christmas party over the weekend and was struck by how festive it looked with all the green, red and white before and after it was mixed.

This is a great salad for a Christmas event because you don’t need a lot of ingredients, it’s simple to make and it is SO GOOD! Be sure to try my pomegranate salad too!

The BLT Salad

How-To Make The BLT Salad



3-4 heads of romaine lettuce, chopped (I used 4, large hearts of Romaine)
1-1 1/2 pounds of bacon, cooked and crumbled (I’ve used regular bacon and the microwave variety, both are fine. I used 1 lb. in my salad.)
2-3 cups of halved, grape or cherry tomatoes ( I used 3 cups. I love tomatoes.)
1 bunch of green onions, thinly sliced
8 oz. Swiss cheese, cubed or grated (I like mine grated, but do not buy pre-shredded, it is so much better when you grate your own.)


1 1/4 cups of mayo (don’t let the mayo scare you. I don’t usually like mayo based dressing, but I promise this is to die for on the salad. Never tried reduced fat. If you do, let me know.)
3/4 cup sugar
3/4-1 tsp. freshly ground pepper
1 tsp. salt
2 TBSP. white vinegar


  1. In a large bowl, toss all the salad ingredients together.
  2. In a separate small bowl, mix all the dressing ingredients together and stir until the sugar is dissolved. This takes a little effort.
  3. Toss the dressing and salad together just before serving. I use a little more than half the dressing for this size of salad, so prepare to have some left over.

The salad makes a large amount and can easily feed 12 adults as a side dish. I love that The BLT Salad does not get soggy quickly. Perfect for a party. ENJOY!