BALT Salad (Bacon, Avocado, Lettuce Tomato)
  • 4 cups arugula
  • 1 medium sized cucumber
  • 2 handfuls grape or cherry tomatoes
  • Handful of chopped chives
  • 4 slices turkey bacon
  • 1 avocado
  1. Combine the ingredients for the dressing in a bowl and whisk together until well combined. I stored mine in an empty sriracha bottle because I like the squirt top. That’s how I got it to drizzle so pretty over the salad in the pictures. Pretty fancy looking, right? This also prevents you from dumping way too much dressing over your salad. Keep it in the fridge.
  2. Cook the turkey bacon in a pan or in the oven, whichever you prefer. I like to cook it in a pan until it’s crispy.
  3. Spiralize the cucumber into a bowl. I never realized how much water is in cucumber until I did this. I had a little puddle of green water at the bottom of my bowl! Drain that out.
  4. Chop the grape/cherry tomatoes in half. Dice up the avocado and lastly chop up the chives.
  5. To your plate, lay a bed of arugula then put the spiralized cucumber on top of that. Then add the rest of the ingredients and drizzle with ranch dressing. Enjoy your pretty salad!
Recipe by the nutty pear at