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Family Favorite: BLT Salad with Homemade Ranch Dressing!

blt salad with omeamde ranch dressing

I love a yummy salad.

Here is one of our family favorites: BLT Salad with Homemade Ranch Dressing.

It’s a salad that can be served as a side or it’s hearty enough to be a main course for lunch or dinner!

blt salad with homemade ranch dressing at tatertots and jello

Here’s how to make it:

ranch dressing ingredients


10 strips of bacon

Croutons (see this recipe tutorial)

Salt and Pepper to taste

2/3 c.buttermilk

4 T. Mayo ( I use reduced-fat to cut down on calories)

3 T. cider vinegar

1 bunch of green onions, sliced very thin.

1 pount of romain lettuce hearts, chopped.

1 pint of cherry tomatoes

cooking the bacon in the oven

easy homemade italian croutons


1. My favorite way to cook the bacon is in the oven. Preheat your oven to 375-degrees. Arrange the bacon on a rimmed baking sheet with parchmnet paper underneath. Bake until the bacon is crispy — approximately 15-20 minutes. Transfer the bacon to a paper towel-line plate to drain. Let cook and then cut into small sections with kitchen shears.

2. Make the croutons. See this recipe tutorial.

3. Make the ranch dressing. Whisk together the buttermilk, mayo, vinegar, green onions and season with salt and pepper.

4. Add lettuce and  tomatoes — toss to coat with the ranch dressing. Sprinkle croutons and bacon over the top.

blt salad with omeamde ranch dressing recipe

Enjoy your salad!!


What salad do YOU love to make?

Leave your recipe idea in the comments.

We would love to come over and see YOUR idea!

Have a creative day! 


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  1. Looks so good, Jen! Thanks for the recipe!!

  2. This looks amazing! Homemade Ranch dressing is what puts it over the top…delish! Thanks for the recipe.
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  3. This looks so delicious! And it looks beautiful too! Yummy! Angie xo
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  4. Is it teaspoon or tablespoon on the mayo and vinegar?

  5. Oh my goodness! That sounds so delicious!!! And homemade dressing is always the best!!! YUM!
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  6. That looks Delish!! I love a good simple salad! Thanks for sharing!
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  7. Jen this looks soooo good! Bacon makes everything better. :)
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  8. Your recipe calls for green onions. The directions call for green peppers. As my son loves ranch dressing, which is the proper one? thanks.


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