Happy New Year BLT Dip

Happy New Year BLT Dip
Everyone loves the flavor of a bacon, lettuce and tomato sandwich. It’s the perfect comfort food! Did you ever think of making a dip or salad with these wonderful flavors? (Source: WAFB)

BATON ROUGE, La. (WAFB) - Everyone loves the flavor of a bacon, lettuce, and tomato sandwich. It’s the perfect comfort food! Did you ever think of making a dip or salad with these wonderful flavors? Well, here’s your chance, and you might even try the real bacon bits that are found in jars or the fully cooked bacon strips in the meat case.

Prep Time: 1½ hours

Yields: 10 to 12 servings

Stirrin' It Up: Happy New Year BLT Dip (Dec. 26, 2019)

Ingredients:

12 sugar-cured bacon slices, cooked and crumbled

20 Belgian endive leaves, cleaned

2 large plum tomatoes, cored and chopped

1 cup (90–110 count) shrimp, peeled, deveined and cooked

¾ cup mayonnaise

½ cup sour cream

¼ cup chopped pimientos

¼ cup minced yellow bell pepper

¼ cup minced orange bell pepper

2 tbsps chopped parsley

2 tbsps chopped tarragon

salt and black pepper to taste

granulated garlic to taste

Method:

Reserve 3 tablespoons each of bacon and tomato. Set aside. In a large mixing bowl, combine remaining bacon and tomatoes, cooked shrimp, mayonnaise, sour cream, pimientos, bell peppers, parsley and tarragon, stirring until well blended. Season to taste with salt, pepper and granulated garlic. Cover and place into refrigerator for at least 1 hour. When ready to serve, spoon dip into a decorative serving bowl and sprinkle with reserved bacon and tomato. Serve with endive leaves or your favorite crackers.

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