Our BLT Salad is rather a sophisticated take on the classic sandwich, making it perfect for anyone on the paleo diet who is missing this lunch classic.
We dress it with a maple balsamic dressing which features a secret ingredient....
Ok, I have a confession to make... I cannot stand fresh tomatoes - give me them in a tin, or as a jar of passata and I love them, but the fresh ones, not so much.
Perhaps my taste buds are finally growing up though, because I shared this salad with my 5 year old daughter and I loved the whole thing, I could eat this salad every day, it was that good!
We sat out on the balcony, soaking up the first of the year's Vitamin D, and with a little stretch of the imagination we could have been sat somewhere in the South of France! Bliss. More please!
Tomatoes are a good source of vitamins A, B6, C, E and K. They also provide magnesium, phosphorus, manganese, potassium, copper, niacin, thiamin and folate.
Romaine Lettuce is a surprisingly nutritious addition to your diet - it is a rich source of B vitamins, and one head contains almost twice as much vitamin C as an orange! They also contain iron and omega 3s, as well as being a reasonable and complete source of protein!
Many people add it to their green juices to ramp up the vitamin content without adding an overpowering green flavour.
For the salad
For the maple balsamic dressing
and the secret (optional) ingredient is....