Arugula Salad With Bacon, Tomatoes & Buttermilk Dressing

I am obsessed with this salad.  It’s basically the joy of BLTs, with the L turned into an A (baby arugula!).  Plus some blue cheese, red onions, and buttermilk dressing.

Ok, so maybe it’s not exactly like BLTs.

But I promise you’ll love it!

It’s definitely a great base for a salad that can be served easily on its own.  Or it also pairs perfectly with grilled salmon, shrimp, chicken, or whatever sounds good to you.  And the buttermilk dressing can be also made “lighter” with Greek yogurt if you’d like.

See?  I promised you would love it!  :)

Arugula Salad with Bacon, Tomatoes & Buttermilk Dressing

You will love this Arugula Salad With Bacon, Tomatoes & Buttermilk Dressing recipe. It's totally delicious and can be prepared in less than 10 minutes.

Ingredients:

!Salad Ingredients:
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fresh baby arugula
crumbled cooked bacon
cherry or grape tomatoes, sliced in half
red onions, sliced thinly
blue cheese, sliced or crumbled
buttermilk dressing (see below)
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!Buttermilk Dressing Ingredients
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1/2 cup well-shaken buttermilk
2 Tbsp. plain Greek yogurt or mayonaisse
2 Tbsp. cider vinegar
1 clove garlic, smashed or minced
1/2 Tbsp. sugar
1/4 tsp. freshly-ground black pepper

Directions:

To Make Salad:

Toss ingredients together with dressing until combined.

To Make Buttermilk Dressing:

Whisk together all ingredients until well-blended.

If you make this recipe, be sure to snap a photo and hashtag it #gimmesomeoven. I'd love to see what you cook!

Ali’s Tip:

The buttermilk dressing would also be great with some chopped fresh chives and/or oregano thrown in!

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  1. Blog is the New Black — April 27, 2012 @ 5:37 am (#)

    Love a good salad!

    • ali — May 4, 2012 @ 11:36 pm (#)

      Me too!

  2. Chung-Ah | Damn Delicious — April 27, 2012 @ 11:52 am (#)

    This is like a BLT salad on crack!

    • ali — May 4, 2012 @ 11:37 pm (#)

      Ha!!

  3. AM — April 29, 2012 @ 5:15 am (#)

    Any suggestions for substituting the buttermilk with something non-dairy? Its hard to get in my neck of the woods…