Iceberg BLT Wedge With Blue Cheese Croutons

Iceberg BLT Wedge With Blue Cheese Croutons
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Iceberg BLT Wedge With Blue Cheese Croutons

Paulette Tavormina

Iceberg BLT Wedge With Blue Cheese Croutons

Think of this as an inside-out BLT with the added bonus of creamy blue cheese. Recipe courtesy of The Beekman 1802 Heirloom Vegetable Cookbook.

4
Servings
163
Calories Per Serving
Deliver Ingredients

Ingredients

  • slices bacon
  • 2  Cups  cubed (½-inch) French bread, without crusts (2 ounces)
  • 2  Tablespoons  olive oil
  • 2  Ounces  firm blue cheese, crumbled
  • 2/3  Cups  mayonnaise
  • 2  Tablespoons  fresh lemon juice
  • 2  Tablespoons  tomato paste
  • ½  Teaspoon  freshly ground black pepper
  • head iceberg lettuce, quartered lengthwise
  • large tomato, cut into large dice

Directions

Preheat the oven to 350 degrees F.

Place the bacon in a single layer on a rimmed baking sheet and bake for 10 minutes, turning it once, until crisp. Transfer to a plate lined with paper towels and when cool enough to handle, break into large pieces. Pour 1 tablespoon of the bacon grease into a small bowl.

On a separate rimmed baking sheet, toss the bread cubes with the oil and blue cheese, and bake for 20 minutes, tossing occasionally, until the cubes are crisp.

To the bowl with the bacon grease, whisk in the mayonnaise, lemon juice, tomato paste, and pepper.

To serve, place the lettuce wedges on 4 plates. Drizzle with the mayonnaise mixture and scatter the blue cheese croutons, tomato, and bacon over the top.

Nutritional Facts

Total Fat
10g
14%
Sugar
2g
2%
Saturated Fat
2g
8%
Cholesterol
16mg
5%
Carbohydrate, by difference
17g
13%
Protein
4g
9%
Vitamin A, RAE
18µg
3%
Vitamin C, total ascorbic acid
8mg
11%
Vitamin K (phylloquinone)
32µg
36%
Calcium, Ca
58mg
6%
Choline, total
34mg
8%
Fiber, total dietary
5g
20%
Folate, total
126µg
32%
Iron, Fe
1mg
6%
Magnesium, Mg
38mg
12%
Niacin
1mg
7%
Phosphorus, P
94mg
13%
Selenium, Se
1µg
2%
Sodium, Na
360mg
24%
Water
137g
5%
Zinc, Zn
1mg
13%

Blue Cheese Shopping Tip

If a piece of cheese smells strongly of ammonia, don't buy it. This is typically a sign of spoilage.

Blue Cheese Cooking Tip

Allow cheese to come to room temperature before serving. This will accentuate the flavors and aromas.