Growing up in Iowa meant corn on the cob and BLT sandwiches come dinnertime. For this delicious adaptation of a BLT, we chopped up the sandwich and added some crisp croutons, for a salad substantial enough to call dinner.
This recipe was featured as part of our Tomatoes! photo gallery.
Beverage pairing: Qupé Bien Nacido Vineyard “Y” Block Chardonnay, California. This savory salad could work with any number of peppy white wines or even a light, high-acid red. But its origins in comfort food suggest a nice pairing would be a “comfort wine” such as Chardonnay. Bob Lindquist, who makes this Chardonnay, is most famous as a producer of Rhône-like California Syrah. But whether he’s making red or white, it’s his taste for a balanced, unadorned, highly expressive style that makes his wines stand out.