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Special Romaine, Apple, Blue Cheese and Bacon Salad Recipe

The combination of sweet and tart in this salad is refreshing and hearty. Add the dressing, with blend of contrasting tastes (orange juice, maple syrup and Dijon mustard) and it's irresistible. Just try not to eat it all in one sitting :)
Special Romaine, Apple, Blue Cheese and Bacon Salad


Salad Ingredients
8 ounces bacon (use regular bacon or a package of ends and pieces)
2 romaine hearts
1 large granny smith apple, peeled and diced
½ cup dried cranberries
6 ounces crumbled blue cheese
1 teaspoon lemon juice

Dressing Ingredients
3 tablespoons apple cider vinegar
2 tablespoons freshly squeezed orange juice
2 1/2 teaspoons Dijon mustard
2 tablespoons pure maple syrup
Kosher salt
1/2 teaspoon freshly ground black pepper
2/3 cup olive oil


Preheat oven to 400 degrees Fahrenheit.

Place bacon on sheet pan or rack. Roast bacon for about 20 minutes and allow to cool, then chop into pieces.

Chop apple and toss with lemon juice to prevent browning.

In a large bowl, toss romaine, apple, cranberries and blue cheese.

For dressing, whisk together the vinegar, orange juice, mustard, salt and pepper to taste. Slowly whisk in olive oil.

Add bacon to salad. Toss salad with just enough dressing to moisten and serve immediately.

Store leftover dressing in the fridge and take out 10 minutes before use to bring to room temperature.


These are my notes

Prep Time: 30 minutes
Cook Time: 20 minutes
Total Time: 30 minutes
Number of Servings: 7
Yield: 6-8 servings
Style: American

Comments (2)

Looks Scrumptous
I am going to buy all the ingredients so that I can enjoy this salad very soon ... very, very soon cheering

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