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Greens with Bacon & Cranberries Recipe

Greens with Bacon & Cranberries Recipe

After eating this fabulous dinner salad at a restaurant while we were on vacation, I couldn’t wait to get back to my own kitchen to re-create it. It’s been a huge success in our family. —Brenda Nakhla, Lac du Flambeau, Wisconsin
TOTAL TIME: Prep/Total Time: 15 min. YIELD:4 servings


  • 1/4 cup olive oil
  • 1/4 cup maple syrup
  • 2 tablespoons cider vinegar
  • 1/4 teaspoon ground mustard
  • 1/2 teaspoon salt
  • 1/8 teaspoon coarsely ground pepper
  • SALAD:
  • 12 cups torn mixed salad greens
  • 2 medium pears, sliced
  • 8 bacon strips, cooked and crumbled
  • 1/2 cup coarsely chopped walnuts, toasted
  • 1/4 cup dried cranberries
  • 1/4 cup crumbled Gorgonzola cheese


  • 1. In a small bowl, whisk the first six ingredients; set aside. Just before serving, place salad greens in a large bowl. Drizzle with vinaigrette and toss to coat. Top with the remaining ingredients. Yield: 4 servings (about 2/3 cup vinaigrette).
Editor's Note: To toast nuts, bake in a shallow pan in a 350° oven for 5-10 minutes or cook in a skillet over low heat until lightly browned, stirring occasionally.

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Reviewed Jun. 23, 2014

"Delicious and similar to how we often make our salads minus the dressing. I love the idea of using maple syrup in the dressing like this. Thanks for sharing."

Reviewed Dec. 28, 2012

"This might be the yummiest salad I've ever eaten. Definitely the yummiest I've ever made! I used turkey bacon and feta, rather than pork and Gorgonzola."

Reviewed Dec. 2, 2012

"My husband & I both agree this salad is delicious! I substituted apples for the pears, because it was what I had at home."

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