Forkless BLT Salad Recipe aka Hand Salad with Bacon, Lettuce, Tomato | @bestrecipebox

Forkless BLT Salad Appetizers - A “Hand Salad”

Total Time: 20 minutes
Servings: 4 Servings

Use firm and crisp romaine lettuce with the base still instact. This lettuce will hold up to the cutting and the leaves will stay together for a perfect “grab and go” salad appetizer.



  • 1 large head of romaine lettuce , kept intact
  • 4 slices bacon , cooked
  • 2 medium tomatoes , sliced thin
  • Salad dressings (of choice i.e.-blue cheese, vinaigrette, french, thousand island) 
  • Kosher or sea salt , to taste
  • fresh cracked black pepper , to taste
  • optional , diced red onion


  1. Wash romaine and shake of excess water. Slice the whole head of romaine, lengthwise into 4 pieces, making sure to keep the base intact. This will hold each piece together. Discard any excess or floppy leaves.
  2. Cut the bacon into approximately 1-inch sized pieces. Wedge the bacon pieces between the romaine leaves. Wedge the tomato slices between the romaine leaves.
  3. Dress the stuffed romaine leaves with the dressings of your choice. Season with salt and pepper. Sprinkle red onion on top if desired and serve chilled.