My husband is at a train show today so I am fending for myself. A good day for a salad. This was really good.
- 3/4 cup mayonnaise
- 4 (1-inch-thick) slices Italian bread
- 1 pound bacon, chopped
- 3 tablespoons red wine vinegar
- 2 cups cherry tomatoes, halved
- 2 (10-ounce) bags chopped romaine lettuce (or use fresh)
- Salt and pepper
Adjust oven rack to middle position and heat oven to 475 degrees. Spread 1/4 cup mayonnaise over both sides of bread slices and transfer to baking sheet. Bake until golden brown, 8 to 10 minutes. Let cool 5 minutes, then cut into 1-inch croutons. (Or if you don’t want to make your own croutons, just use 2 cups of seasoned croutons.)
Cook bacon in large skillet over medium heat until crisp, about 8 minutes. Transfer to paper towel-lined plate. Discard drippings.
Whisk remaining 1/2 cup mayonnaise and vinegar in large bowl. Add bacon, tomatoes, lettuce, and croutons and toss to combine. Season with salt and pepper. Serve.
Makes 4 servings.
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