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No-Cook BLT Salad

Rachel Johnson

Get all the wonderful flavor of a BLT without ever having to turn on the stovetop, plus get a dose of extra veggies. Avoid heating up your kitchen while still enjoying the summertime freshness of a BLT in salad form. 

Serves: 4


  • ⅓ cup 0% plain Greek yogurt
  • 2 tablespoons lemon juice
  • 1 tablespoon chopped chives
  • 2 tablespoons chopped parsley
  • 1 teaspoon chopped mint
  • 1 clove garlic
  • ¼ teaspoon honey
  • 1 cup shredded lacinato kale
  • 1 head butter lettuce, leaves pulled apart
  • 2 ounces hard salami, thinly sliced
  • 1 pint small heirloom tomatoes, halved
  • ½ cup ancient grain croutons


  1. Combine yogurt, lemon juice, chives, parsley, mint, garlic, and honey in a blender until smooth. Toss kale in dressing and let sit 10 minutes.

  2. Assemble salads by portioning butter lettuce onto four plates. Distribute kale, salami, tomatoes, and croutons evenly. Drizzle with any remaining dressing.