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
793
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
70g
100%
Sugar
2g
2%
Saturated Fat
18g
75%
Cholesterol
18mg
6%
Carbohydrate, by difference
31g
24%
Protein
22g
48%
Vitamin A, RAE
11µg
2%
Vitamin B-12
1µg
42%
Vitamin C, total ascorbic acid
4mg
5%
Vitamin K (phylloquinone)
3µg
3%
Calcium, Ca
142mg
14%
Choline, total
15mg
4%
Copper, Cu
2mg
0%
Fiber, total dietary
6g
24%
Folate, total
67µg
17%
Iron, Fe
4mg
22%
Magnesium, Mg
261mg
82%
Manganese, Mn
2mg
100%
Niacin
3mg
21%
Pantothenic acid
1mg
20%
Phosphorus, P
529mg
76%
Riboflavin
1mg
91%
Selenium, Se
6µg
11%
Sodium, Na
214mg
14%
Thiamin
1mg
91%
Water
44g
2%
Zinc, Zn
6mg
75%

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.