BLT Salad on a stick~Turn a classic into a salad, put it on a skewer and you have the perfect party appetizer. Bring these to your next backyard bbq!
BLT Salad on a Stick
There is a very special day this month, do you know what it is? It's a National Day, people. It's very exciting. And this BLT Salad on a Stick recipe is going to be the perfect way to celebrate.
Do you have any idea how they come up with National Days? I mean, some of them are obvious and world wide recognized, like our major holidays. But where and how do they come up with this stuff? Pretty much every day has a theme, if you just look into it. And who? Who thinks of this stuff? That would be a pretty cool job.
On March 28, it's National Something on a Stick Day! How fun is that? I wonder how many meals I can make on a stick? My kids are going to love it! In honor of National Something on a Stick Day, I bring you.... BLT Salad on a Stick with Homemade Avocado Dressing.
Besides celebrating a national day with your food (we all need a reason to celebrate, right?), I do think this recipe is perfect for any upcoming backyard BBQ or party you might have. It's the perfect party appetizer! No eating utensils needed, no dishes!! Brilliant, right?
The avocado dressing is what puts this dish over the top.
One of my favorite cookbooks right now is Mark Bittman's "Kitchen Express". The inspiration for this salad dressing comes from there. I love this book because it's divided into seasons. I love cooking seasonally. Also, as the name suggests, all the recipes come together really fast.
Here's what you need:
- wooden skewers
- cooked bacon (keep it on the softer side, crispy bacon will crumble)
- Bibb lettuce
- colored grape tomatoes
- red onion
- olive oil
- fresh basil
- salt and pepper
What to do:
- Thread the skewers~Starting with a tomato and ending with a tomato keeps things secure. You can put the ingredients on in any order you like. Bibb lettuce folds nicely, I usually take a leaf and fold it twice.
- Make the Dressing~Place avocado, olive oil, basil, juice of the limes, and garlic in a blender or food processor and blend until smooth. Add salt and pepper to taste. This makes a thicker dressing. Add water to thin it out to your desired consistency.
I hope you enjoy this BLT Salad on a Stick. Need some more ideas? How about French toast on a stick? Crepes on a stick? Fruit skewers? Good ole' Kebabs, steak, chicken or vegetables! I'd love to hear your ideas as well!
BLT Salad on a Stick
- 12 oz pkg bacon cooked, not crispy
- 1 pint of multi colored cherry tomatoes
- 1 head of Bibb lettuce also known as Boston or butter
- 1 red onion cut in chunks
- 1 avocado
- 1 clove garlic
- ½ cup loosely packed fresh basil leaves
- Juice from 1 lime or more if desired
- ¼ cup olive oil
- salt and pepper to taste
- Thread the skewers with the bacon, lettuce, tomato and onion
- Puree the avocado, basil, garlic, lime juice, olive oil in a blender or food processor.
- Drizzle the dressing over the skewers, or keep it on the side for dipping.
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I just finished my dinner but these look so good that I'm suddenly hungry! Congrats, you're featured this week at the #ThisIsHowWeRoll Link Party on Organized 31.
Yum - what a great brunch idea for friends! I love it!
My pleasure, thanks for the great party!
These skewers are a great serving idea! Thanks for linking up with What's Cookin' Wednesday!
Pinned! I'm having this at my next barbeque!
Aww! Thanks Karren! And I am honored to be featured!
Your Blt on a Stick is definitely a reflection of the cute blog name!!!
Thank you for sharing on the #OMHGFF this week!! I will be featuring this idea with my readers next week, so please stop by and share you latests ideas!!
Hope you have a great weekend!
You bet! Thanks for looking. 😉
Oh my! These look wonderful! Thanks for sharing!
LOL, that's funny! I hope this round works better for you. I used a good size piece of lettuce and folded it so you could still get it in a bite, but big enough to stay on the stick.
Love this idea! I once tried something similar and then my guests couldn't get the salad bits off the skewer! LOL. I'll have to try it again as I clearly did something wrong! Visiting from Create It Thursday.
Thanks! I love that there is no forks and no clean up! 🙂
Thank you Kathleen!
Oh my gosh! This is fantastic! I love it. Tasty and pretty. The perfect food. Pinning this so I can make it later.
Easy Peasy Life Matters
Love, love, love this recipe!! It is sooooo fun!!! 🙂 Pinned!
Lori, I'm sure you're just great in the kitchen. Thank you though! I always smile when I see you come through my fb feed. You make me smile, The love of Jesus is just written all over your face. 🙂 Thanks for coming by and all your encouragement!
These look awesome, Chellie! I'm so glad we were both on a thread together! I haven't stopped by for awhile, but am reminded I need to! Even though God decided to pass right on by me in the kitchen giftings, your recipes always motivate me to try! 🙂 I pinned this one, too, and am going to schedule it for facebook!
Blessings and smiles,
Erin - Suburban Simplicity
What a great summery appetizer. Lite, but tasty. I love the addition of avocado dressing...everything tastes better with the little avocado!