BLT-Stuffed Tomatoes

For a fun presentation, serve the salad in hollowed-out tomatoes. This salad recipe includes everything in a bacon, lettuce, and tomato sandwich, with a yummy mayonnaise dressing. Add some cheddar cheese for good measure.

BLT-Stuffed Tomatoes
Servings: 8 Prep 20 mins Cook 5 mins


  • 8 medium-size ripe tomatoes (about 2-1/2 pounds)
  • 1/2 pound sliced bacon
  • 1/4 of 1 head iceberg lettuce (about 4-ounce wedge)
  • 1/4 cup shredded cheddar cheese
  • 3 tablespoons mayonnaise
  • 1/2 teaspoon white vinegar
  • 1/8 teaspoon Old Bay seasoning
  • Dash liquid hot-pepper sauce

Make It

1. With a serrated steak knife, slice tops off tomatoes; reserve tops. Using a small spoon, scoop out flesh and seeds from centers, reserving about 1/2 cup flesh. Rinse out tomato shells; let dry upside down on paper toweling. Chop reserved tomato flesh.

2. In a large skillet over medium-high heat, cook bacon until crisp, about 5 minutes. Transfer to paper toweling to drain.

3. Thinly slice iceberg wedge into fine shreds; chop if long strands of lettuce remain. Transfer lettuce to medium-size bowl. Stir in reserved chopped tomato flesh. Add the shredded cheddar cheese, mayonnaise, vinegar, Old Bay seasoning and hot-pepper sauce; stir until well blended.

4. Crumble the cooked bacon into bite-size pieces. Stir the bacon into the lettuce mixture. Place tomatoes upright on platter. Spoon filling into tomatoes, mounding slightly. Replace tomato tops. Serve the stuffed tomatoes immediately.

Nutrition Facts

Servings Per Recipe: 8; Amount Per Serving: cal. (kcal): 133, Fat, total (g): 10, chol. (mg): 15, sat. fat (g): 3, carb. (g): 6, fiber (g): 2, pro. (g): 5, sodium (mg): 224, Percent Daily Values are based on a 2,000 calorie diet.