As the name of my blog indicates, I spend a lot of time thinking about home. Of course, my Heavenly Home is the one that is eternal, so that’s where I need to lay up my treasures, and that’s the one I’m striving for. But in the meantime, I have been given this tiny piece of the here-and-now—this home on the edge of town, this family, this neighborhood—in which to serve Him. And, though this is in the earthly realm, I want the things that happen here to be investments in the Heavenly realm.

Tuesday, July 24, 2012

Salad On Tuesday: Week 7 {Chicken BLT Salad}

It's time to share the last of the salad recipes shared with me by my dear friend Jill.  This is another inspired by the classic bacon-lettuce-tomato combination, this one with chicken too!  

I served the salad on a large white serving platter, and thought it made a pretty presentation.  Then we tried it, and declared it another keeper.  I suppose you can't go wrong with bacon as an ingredient. ~smile~  And the dressing gave this dish a unique flavor.  It also helped that we used farm fresh tomatoes from a local produce stand, and not the cardboard tomatoes that you get at the grocery store. Mmmmmmm.

Dressing Ingredients:
  • 1/2 cup mayonnaise
  • 4 tablespoons barbecue sauce
  • 2 tablespoons finely chopped onion
  • 1 tablespoon lemon juice
  • 1/4 teaspoon black pepper

Salad Ingredients:
  • 8 cups torn greens
  • 2 large tomatoes
  • 1 1/2 lbs. chicken, cooked and shredded
  • 10 bacon strips, cooked until crisp and crumbled
  • 2 hard boiled eggs, sliced  (I used 4.)

  1. In small bowl, mix dressing ingredients; cover and refrigerate until serving time. 
  2. Place greens in a large bowl.  Sprinkle with tomatoes, chicken, and bacon; garnish with eggs.
  3. Serve with dressing.  

Thank you, Jill, for sharing all your yummy recipes!

(I think I am enjoying this summer salad series as much as anyone!)

Looking for a recipe from another week?


  1. mmmmmm....I could do this for lunch tomorrow...I have everything ready to go except the eggs! If I get up 15 minutes early I can pull it off! Looks great.

  2. Cheryl, during these oh-so-hot summer weeks, nothing looks much better on a table than a fresh, cold salad. Well, maybe a bowl of chocolate ice cream, but we won't go there! Thanks so much for sharing the recipes. I would like to reach into the screen and grab a plate full of this one!

    And by the way, yes, I thought the dragonfly looked a bit creepy. It's always stunning to me to see details that we never notice with just our human eyes. Who ever gets THAT close to a dragonfly's face?

    Thanks so much for the card you sent Gary. You are so thoughtful and dear.

  3. Oh that looks so pretty. It might be supper tonight, if I purchase a rotisserie chicken that is.

  4. That is going on my list! I may make it tonight as well...I am still getting compliments on the cheeseburger salad I took to our fellowship meal!


  5. I am loving these salads and thinking I might like to make plans to serve these yummy salads each week. I even mentioned it to my husband yesterday :)


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