Club Sandwich Salad with Bacon Salad Dressing

Looking to turn dinner on its ear? Need a cool meal on a HOT day? This Club Sandwich Salad with Bacon Dressing will do the job. All the ingredients of a classic clubhouse sandwich piled on a big heap of lettuce gives you all the flavor combos you love in one big dinner salad. And Bacon Salad Dressing, need I say more?

Club Sandwich Salad with bacon Dressing

On a recent date night with my husband, we hit up the local hotel for some good old fashioned diner food. I normally go for the club sandwich but after a few beers (!!) and a nice long walk through town and a classic car show we were ready for big burgers instead of our usual. Dinner was fab!

But the next day found me lamenting not enjoying my normal club sandwich, even though I thoroughly enjoyed date night and our matching burger situation. So I set out to create a refreshing and cool Club Sandwich Salad using all the ingredients for a sandwich but made into a nice big salad. It was a hit, there wasn’t any salad left when we were done. When I said I needed to make it again to just double check the dressing, I got exactly zero complaints.

 

Club Sandwich Salad with Bacon Dressing

Looking to turn dinner on its ear? Need a cool meal on a HOT day? This Club Sandwich Salad with Bacon Dressing will do the job.
Prep Time15 mins
Total Time15 mins
Course: Lunch, Main Dish, Salad
Cuisine: American
Servings: 2 salads

Ingredients

Club Salad

  • 8 cups lettuce OR torn/chopped/greens/micro-greens
  • 1 tomato chopped
  • 3 ounces sliced ham
  • 3 ounces sliced turkey
  • 2-4 ounces cheese
  • 1/4 cup cooked bacon crumbled
  • 4 slices white bread lightly toasted

Bacon Dressing

  • 1 drop liquid smoke
  • 1/4 tsp garlic granules
  • 1/4 tsp salt
  • 1/4 tsp ground black pepper
  • 1/2 cup mayonnaise
  • 1/4 cup sour cream
  • 1/4 cup crumbled cooked bacon -I cheated and use the pre-cooked bacon for salads-use what you have or like
  • 1/4 cup milk more or less, add to your thickness preference

Instructions

  • to make the salads: divide the lettuce between two dinner plates
  • top with chopped tomatoes
  • cut the lunch meat into strips or squares and divide evenly between the salads
  • add cheese if using
  • sprinkle crumbled bacon over each salad
  • cut the toasted bread into squares and lay them on each side of the salad

Bacon Salad Dressing

  • to make Bacon Dressing: put the milk with the seasonings in a jar with a tight fitting lid and shake to combine
  • then add the mayonnaise and sour cream shake again
  • add the bacon, shake until completely mixed
  • chill until ready to use, preferably over night but even 15 minutes will work

Notes

Make the dressing first to give it time to settle, even better make it the day before and chill it well before using. Make necessary changes to suit your tastes and ingredients, I like Club Sandwiches with cheese so I added it to mine, you can too.