• 12 slices bacon, crisply-cooked
  • 4 cups romaine lettuce, shredded
  • 16 sun-dried tomato halves, drained if packed in oil, rehydrated if dried
  • 8 ounces fresh mushrooms, thinly sliced
  • 4 tablespoons olive oil
  • 3 tablespoons red wine vinegar
  • 1/8 teaspoon sugar
  • To taste, salt and black pepper
  • To taste, salt and black pepper
  • 1/4 cup green onions, sliced

Coarsely crumble bacon and set aside. In large bowl, toss together romaine, tomatoes and mushrooms. Whisk together olive oil, vinegar, sugar and seasonings; toss with salad mixture and divide evenly among four dinner plates. Top each salad with some bacon and sliced green onion.

Serves 4.

Who says a BLT has to be a sandwich? This pretty salad is a great lunch or light dinner. Serve with cornbread and a tall glass of ice tea.

Calories: 280 calories

Protein: 9 grams

Fat: 24 grams

Sodium: 320 milligrams

Cholesterol: 15 milligrams

Carbohydrates: 10 grams