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Grilled BLAT Salad with Avocado Dressing with Extra Melt Cheese Sauce

Yield: 36 servings | Serving Size: 1 salad

Grilled BLAT Salad with Avocado Dressing recipe

Ingredients

  • 1 (5-pound) pouch | Land O Lakes® Extra Melt® White Cheese Sauce
  • 36 ounces (4 1/2 cups) | Mashed ripe avocado
  • 12 ounces (1 1/2 cups) | Lemon juice
  • 2 ounces (1/4 cup) | Water
  • 12 ounces (9 cups) | Rustic white bread, torn into large chunks
  • 9 ounces (1 cup 2 tablespoons) | Olive oil
  • 4 teaspoons | Salt
  • 2 teaspoons | Pepper
  • 18 heads | Leafy green lettuce
  • 52 (1-ounce) slices | Crisp cooked bacon, crumbled
  • 54 ounces (18 cups) | Cherry tomatoes, halved
  • 1 cup | Minced fresh chives

Preparation

STEP 1

Combine Extra Melt Cheese Sauce and mashed avocado in food processor. Pulse continuously while drizzling in lemon juice and water. Continue processing until smooth and light green. Transfer dressing to squeeze bottle. Hold chilled until service. 

STEP 2

To make croutons, toss bread with olive oil, salt and pepper. Grill bread chunks on hot grill about 3 minutes, turning to mark all sides; set aside to cool.

STEP 3

Trim ends of lettuce heads. Halve them the long way; cut halves into quarters. Place lettuce onto hot grill cut-sides down. Grill 30 seconds or until charred.

STEP 4

Place 2 lettuce quarters onto each plate. Drizzle avocado dressing over lettuce. Garnish with bacon, tomatoes, croutons and chives. 


Nutritional Information

  • Serving Size1 salad
  • Calories561 calories
  • Fat 42 grams
  • Sat. Fat 16 grams
  • Trans Fat 0.5 grams
  • Cholesterol 84 milligrams
  • Sodium 2000 milligrams
  • Carbohydrates 18 grams
  • Dietary Fiber 5 grams
  • Sugars 3 grams
  • Protein 29 grams
  • Vitamin A 14066 IU
  • Vitamin C 34 milligrams
  • Calcium 347 milligrams
  • Iron 2.97 milligrams

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