Monday, April 14, 2014

Bacon Pecan Blueberry Salad

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A green salad tossed in a balsamic vinaigrette and topped with bacon, pecans, and blueberries.


Bacon Pecan Blueberry Salad:  A green salad tossed in a balsamic vinaigrette and topped with bacon,  pecans,and blueberries.



I found a package of thick cut bacon on sale. It was almost at its expiration date so it needed to be cooked right away. I was planning on making a salad anyway when my husband suggested a bacon salad.  Since bacon is such a strong and salty flavor I thought unsalted pecans and dried blueberries would taste great with it.  I was not wrong. 

I don't remember if I've mentioned but I love crunchy texture in my food. I can't eat a sandwich without chips, nuts, or something crunchy to accompany it. I have cravings all the time, not for a specific flavor but for crunchy texture. The bacon and pecans satisfied my crunchy addiction and the sweet blueberries make a perfect contrast to the saltiness.  

Bacon Pecan Blueberry Salad:  A green salad tossed in a balsamic vinaigrette and topped with bacon,  pecans,and blueberries.

Bacon Pecan Blueberry Salad


Ingredients:

olive oil
balsamic vinegar
lettuce
4 strips bacon, cooked crispy and chopped
1/2 cup pecans
1/2-1 cup dried blueberries

Bacon Pecan Blueberry Salad:  A green salad tossed in a balsamic vinaigrette and topped with bacon,  pecans,and blueberries.

In a large bowl combine the olive oil and vinegar at about a 3:1 ratio.  For 2 salads I use about 2 Tbsp oil and 2 tsp vinegar (remember 1 Tbsp is about 3 tsp).

Whisk vigorously then add the lettuce, about 2 handfuls per salad.  Toss the lettuce in the vinaigrette util lightly coated.

Divide the dressed lettuce between 2 plates or bowls and top each with half of the bacon, pecans, and blueberries.

Makes 2 salads

Enjoy.

Bacon Pecan Blueberry Salad:  A green salad tossed in a balsamic vinaigrette and topped with bacon,  pecans,and blueberries.

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11 comments:

  1. Love salads with a play of sweet and salty. Pinned. Would love for you to share it on The Yuck Stops Here! recipe link up. BTW- I think your tumblr account is linked to your twitter icon in your sidebar. I tried to follow your twitter, but I got your tumblr acct.

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  2. Thanks Erlene. I appreciate the heads up about the twitter/tumblr I'll check it out :)

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  3. I'm a crunchy person, too, and this salad looks right up my alley. I'm trying it.

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  4. Thanks for the comment Pattie. i'm so glad I'm not alone in my crunchy fetish. :)

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  5. This looks really yummy---especially the blueberries and pecans! thanks for sharing! found you at full plate thursday. Have a great week!

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  6. I was so happy to see this recipe since I have so many blueberries in the fridge and was wondering what else I could make with them. I too love crunchy with my meals and the pecans, I might try my candied pecans, are the perfect touch. Thanks for sharing with Full Plate Thursday.

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  7. Thanks for the visit Rachel. I'm glad you liked the salad.

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  8. I'm so glad you liked my salad idea. Candied or even plain roasted pecans would be perfect with this salad. I just used raw pecans because I didn't feel like roasting them and any form of pecan tastes great. Fresh blueberries would also be perfect. I can rarely get fresh blueberries here in HI (but plenty of tropical fruit) so I used dried but fresh would be better. Thanks for the party.

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  9. What a great summer salad!!!! Thanks for being part of our party. We pinned your salad and hope to see you next week! Lou Lou Girls

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  10. Thanks for stopping by Kim. And thanks for the party.

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  11. Cathy@LemonTreeDwellingApril 26, 2014 at 11:08 AM

    This salad looks delicious! My husband is usually not a huge fan of fruit in his salads but I'm pretty sure the BACON would make him change his mind! Thanks for joining us at Saturday Night Fever and sharing this great recipe!

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