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BLT Salad with Homemade Mayo

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This is really two recipes in one! This was my first attempt at making homemade mayonnaise and I was pretty proud of myself that it turned out perfect!  Making mayonnaise takes quite a bit of patience, but in the end you will be happy that you didn’t rush it!  I have always enjoyed BLT sandwiches, but bread is now out so what to do?  Make a salad of course!  The amount of time this took was just cooking the bacon, so 20 minutes. This recipe offers great variety as you can add any other veggies, meat, or herbs/spices to your salad to fit your taste buds!

Gather Up:

Mayo Ingredients:

  • 1 egg at room temperature (this is critical)
  • 2 tablespoons lemon juice @ room temperature
  • 1/2 teaspoon dry mustard
  • 1/2 teaspoon salt
  • 1/4 cup plus 3/4 cup olive oil (light, not extra virgin) @ room temperature

Salad Ingredients:

  • Bacon cut into bits.  Amount depends on how much you would like for each salad. I had about 3 strips per salad I was making.  You can also add extra protein such as chicken if you wish.
  • Enough lettuce for the salads you are making
  • A few tomatoes, chopped (you can remove seeds if you wish. I didn’t bother)
  • 1 to 2 teaspoons of dill (or any other herb or spice you wish to use).

While you are cooking the bacon you can make the mayo and the timing should be perfect. The mayo recipe is from this link.  Melissa from “The Clothes Make the Girl” does a great job at explaining how to do this.  I love how she got this from an old cookbook too!   I suggest following her steps to a T and have patience! Mine turned out great the first time. She mentions using 1/4 cup of olive oil plus 1 cup, but I used 1/4 cup plus 3/4 cup.   Use some for your recipe and store the extra in a jar and use at a later date. For the expiration date of your mayo,  Melissa suggests looking at the date your eggs expire and adding a week to this date. Definitely make sure all is at room temperature and also make sure to use light olive oil.

Use about 1/3 cup or so of the mayo and mix in the dill.  Next mix the bacon and tomatoes with the mixture.

Put spoonfuls on top of the lettuce and/or other veggies you want mixed with your salad and dig in!


BLT Salad with Homemade Mayo
 
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Serves: 1
Ingredients
Mayo Ingredients
  • 1 egg at room temperature (this is critical)
  • 2 tablespoons lemon juice @ room temperature
  • ½ teaspoon dry mustard
  • ½ teaspoon salt
  • ¼ cup plus ¾ cup olive oil (light, not extra virgin) @ room temperature
  • Sometimes I just make this with an egg and olive oil and leave out the rest which is fine too.
Salad Ingredients
  • Bacon cut into bits. Amount depends on how much you would like for each salad. I had about 3 strips per salad I was making. You can also add extra protein such as chicken if you wish.
  • Enough lettuce for the salads you are making
  • A few tomatoes, chopped (you can remove seeds if you wish. I didn’t bother)
  • 1 to 2 teaspoons of dill (or any other herb or spice you wish to use).
Instructions
Mayo
  1. In food processor blend egg and lemon.
  2. Add dry mustard and salt.
  3. Very slowly, drizzle the olive oil into the mixture while letting food processor run. This will take about 5 minutes. Have patience.
  4. End product should look like mayonnaise. Put into a jar. Will keep for about a week.
Salad
  1. Use about ⅓ cup or so of the mayo and mix in the dill. Next mix the bacon and tomatoes with the mixture.
  2. Put spoonfuls on top of the lettuce and/or other veggies you want mixed with your salad and dig in!

 

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