Iceberg BLT Wedge With Blue Cheese Croutons

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Iceberg BLT Wedge With Blue Cheese Croutons
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
566
Calories Per Serving
Deliver Ingredients

Ingredients

  • 4 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
  • 1 head iceberg lettuce, quartered lengthwise
  • 1 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.

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.

Nutritional Facts

Total Fat
52g
80%
Sugar
6g
N/A
Saturated Fat
12g
59%
Cholesterol
44mg
15%
Protein
10g
20%
Carbs
16g
5%
Vitamin A
86µg
10%
Vitamin B12
0.3µg
5.2%
Vitamin B6
0.2mg
11%
Vitamin C
13mg
22%
Vitamin D
0.2µg
N/A
Vitamin E
2mg
10%
Vitamin K
41µg
51%
Calcium
116mg
12%
Fiber
3g
11%
Folate (food)
59µg
N/A
Folate equivalent (total)
75µg
19%
Folic acid
9µg
N/A
Iron
2mg
9%
Magnesium
29mg
7%
Monounsaturated
18g
N/A
Niacin (B3)
3mg
13%
Phosphorus
153mg
22%
Polyunsaturated
21g
N/A
Potassium
477mg
14%
Riboflavin (B2)
0.2mg
11.3%
Sodium
734mg
31%
Thiamin (B1)
0.3mg
17.1%
Zinc
1mg
8%