BLT Salad with Ranch

Recipe creator's name:  dash
Preparation time:  5 minutes or less
Total time:  20 minutes
Servings:  4
  • 1/2 lb slab bacon, cut into 1x1/4-inch pieces
  • 4 cups cubed (1 inch) French bread
  • 1 tsp dried thyme
  • 4 cups baby arugula
  • 4 cups frisee
  • 4 ripe tomatoes, cut into 1-inch cubes
  • 2 Tbsp snipped fresh chives
  • 1/2 cup prepared ranch dressing

1. Cook bacon in a nonstick skillet over medium-low heat until golden brown. Drain on paper towel. Reserve 2 Tbsp bacon fat.

2. Preheat oven to 350°F.

3. Toss bread cubes with bacon fat, thyme, salt, and pepper. Spread in a single layer on a rimmed baking sheet and bake until golden, 12-15 minutes, shaking pan once.

4. Place arugula and frisée in a bowl. Toss with bacon, tomatoes, bread cubes, chives, salt, and pepper. Drizzle with dressing.