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February 13, 2019


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Buffalo Bacon, Berry & Blue Cheese Salad with Hot Bacon Vinaigrette

A true example that yes, Bacon does make everything taste better!

(serves 4)


1 – 10 ounce package Wild idea Buffalo Bacon

1 – tablespoon olive oil

4 – big handfuls of spinach

1 – cup blueberries

½  - cup raspberries

½ - cup black berries or quartered strawberries

4 – ounces blue cheese, crumbled

¼ - cup almonds, coarse chopped or candied pecans

Vinaigrette Ingredients:

Buffalo Bacon, chopped

2 – tablespoons olive oil

1 - teaspoon Dijon mustard

¼  – cup maple syrup

½ - teaspoon black pepper

¼ - teaspoon salt

¾ - cup rice vinegar


  • 1) Cut the bacon into pieces. In large heavy skillet over medium high heat, heat oil and add the cut Bacon. Cook bacon until crispy, tossing during cooking process, about 7 minutes.
  • 2) Remove pan from heat and transfer the bacon to a cutting board. Chop ¼ of the cooked bacon into small pieces.
  • 3) Return the pan to the heat, and add 2 tablespoons olive oil and the finer chopped bacon. Allow the bacon to cook for a minute or so for a little extra crispiness.
  • 4) Whisk in Dijon, maple syrup, salt & pepper and, rice vinegar. Stir to incorporate, scrapping up the brown bits from bottom of the pan.  Heat for 1 to 2 minutes.
  • 5) Place spinach in large bowl, pour hot bacon dressing over spinach and toss.
  • 6) Divide spinach between four plates and top with berries, blue cheese, Buffalo Bacon and almonds. Drizzle with the Hot Bacon Dressing! Yes please!!!!


Serve with crusty bread.

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