The perfect picnic salad, this big salad combine the crisp, juicy, salty and crunchy notes you crave from an awesome BLT sandwich. The secret, of course, is in the bacon. After you’ve cooked your bacon, reserve drippings, and mix them with mayonnaise, red wine vinegar and basil to create a delicious, creamy dressing. Then cut French bread into pieces, toss with salt and pepper and canola oil, and bake until its turned into crisp, golden brown croutons. Finally, toss the croutons with Romaine lettuce, cherry tomatoes, crumbled bacon and dressing and serve to happy eaters all around. Get the recipe for BLT Salad with Basil Mayo Dressing.