Natural Grocers BLT Salad

This recipe takes the classic BLT sandwich and turns it on its head. All of the BLT flavors you love, plus some, but without the bread! It’s super easy to make, and the bacon, lettuce, and tomato combined with fresh avocado and hard-boiled eggs make this salad deliciously satisfying, and filling too!

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2 Natural Grocers Brand Organic Pasture-Raised Eggs
4 cups chopped organic romaine lettuce
4 slices cooked bacon, chopped
1 organic avocado, pitted and sliced
10 organic grape tomatoes, halved
  Natural Grocers Brand Bulk Organic Red Chili Flakes, to garnish
  apple cider vinegar
For the dressing
4 tablespoons Natural Grocers Brand Organic Extra Virgin Olive Oil
1 small organic garlic clove, minced
1 tablespoon Natural Grocers Brand Organic Apple Cider Vinegar
  teaspoon organic dijon mustard
1⁄2 teaspoon Natural Grocers Brand raw and unfiltered clover honey
  salt and pepper, to taste
  1. Place eggs in a saucepan; add cold water to cover the eggs by one inch. Heat over high heat until just boiling. Remove from the burner, cover, and let eggs stand in the hot water for 12 minutes. Drain and run cold water over the eggs. To peel, tap them on the countertop until cracked, and use a teaspoon (or your fingers) to remove the peel. Cut each egg in half and set aside.
  2. In a small bowl whisk together the olive oil, garlic, vinegar, mustard, and honey. Season with salt and pepper.
  3. Add 2 cups of lettuce to two salad bowls.   
  4. Drizzle the dressing equally over each bowl.
  5. Top with eggs, bacon, avocado, tomatoes, and red pepper flakes for garnish.