BLT salad with grilled romaine and creamy gorgonzola vinaigrette

BLT salad with grilled Romaine & creamy Gorgonzola vinaigrette | Such the SpotIf you watch food shows, you’ve probably noticed the trendyness of deconstructed dishes.   This, my friends, is my take on that.  It’s a deconstructed BLT, hold the carbs.  It starts with a base of grilled romaine, which I admit sounds kind of funky but you really needn’t be afraid.  Grilled romaine–when done right–retains its texture and has an increased depth of flavor.  Jeff and I topped our grilled romaine with crumbled applewood smoked bacon, chopped tomatoes and gorgonzola.  From there, we dressed it with a creamy, mustard-y gorgonzola vinaigrette.  The results?  Well, let’s just say that every single plate on the dinner table was licked clean.

BLT salad with grilled romaine and creamy gorgonzola vinaigrette


For the salad

  • 6-10 Romaine hearts, cut in half lengthwise, rinsed and patted dry
  • Olive oil for brushing
  • 10 slices bacon, cooked and crumbled
  • 1 pint of cherry or grape tomatoes, rinsed and quartered
  • 4 oz crumbled Gorgonzola cheese

For the vinaigrette

  • 1/2 cup olive oil
  • 1/4 cup dry white wine (I used Sauvignon Blanc)
  • 3 Tablespoons white wine vinegar
  • 1/2 cup crumbled Gorgonzola
  • 1 Tablespoon Dijon mustard
  • salt and pepper to taste
  • 1 Tablespoon honey


    To make the vinaigrette:

    1. Place all ingredients in a blender and mix well. Check the taste and adjust as needed.

    To make the salad:

    1. Heat a grill to medium-high. Brush the romaine heart halves with olive oil. Place romaine hearts on grill and cook for about five minutes total, turning occasionally. When romaine is done, place each wedge on a plate. Sprinkle bacon, quartered tomatoes and crumbled Gorgonzola over the romaine wedge. Drizzle with vinaigrette. Serve immediately.


    Nutrition Facts
    Serving Size
    Amount Per Serving As Served
    Calories 3663kcal Calories from fat 2879
    % Daily Value
    Total Fat 320g 492%
    Saturated Fat 93g 465%
    Transfat 0g
    Cholesterol 320mg 107%
    Sodium 7178mg 299%
    Carbohydrate 112g 37%
    Dietary Fiber 49g 196%
    Sugars 55g
    Protein 103g

    Percent Daily Values are based on a 2,000 calorie diet. Your daily values may be higher or lower depending on your calorie needs:

    Calories 2000
    Total Fat Less than 65g
    Sat Fat Less than 25g
    Cholesterol Less than 300mg
    Sodium Less than 2,400mg
    Total Carbohydrate 300g
    Dietary Fiber 25g

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    5 Replies to “BLT salad with grilled romaine and creamy gorgonzola vinaigrette”

    1. I love this salad and this dressing has become my “go to” recipe for most of my salads now.

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