Blackberry Bacon and Blue Cheese Salad

Fresh greens topped with plump, juicy blackberries, crispy bacon, crumbled blue cheese, and homemade honey balsamic vinaigrette.

Blackberry, Bacon & Blue Cheese Salad in a blue bowl with a metal fork and dressing on the side.

Hi, everyone! It’s Cathy from Lemon Tree Dwelling and I’m SO excited to be joining you at The Recipe Critic today! I’m even more excited to be sharing one of my favorite salad recipes ever – this Blackberry, Bacon & Blue Cheese Salad.

Close up of Blackberry, Bacon & Blue Cheese Salad in a blue bowl.

I always love a refreshing summertime salad, and I have the feeling it’s going to be a very salad-filled summer around here! Because I just had a baby too…..and since it’s my 4th (!) I have the feeling it’s going to take a little extra work to get rid of my baby belly!

Blackberry, Bacon & Blue Cheese Salad in a blue bowl.

Luckily, this recipe is not only satisfying, it’s incredibly easy to make (key when you have 4 kids) and SO incredibly delicious! And although it may not be the “lightest” salad ever….it’s better than a lot of things I could be eating! Not to mention – I just had a baby – I have to treat myself a little bit…..!

Blackberry, Bacon & Blue Cheese Salad in blue bowl with a metal fork.

And let’s be honest. It’s going to be a long summer with a newborn and all the other kids home! I want (need!) something to look forward to…..and this salad is definitely something to get me through the day! I hope you enjoy it as much as I do!

Blackberry, Bacon & Blue Cheese Salad in a blue bowl.

 

Thanks to Alyssa for having me here today, and thanks to all of you, too!

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Blackberry, Bacon & Blue Cheese Salad

Prep Time 20 minutes
Total Time 20 minutes
Author Alyssa Rivers
Servings 6 Servings

Fresh greens topped with plump, juicy blackberries, crispy bacon, crumbled blue cheese, and homemade honey balsamic vinaigrette.

Course Salad
Cuisine American
Keyword blackberry, bacon and blue cheese salad, salad, salad recipes

Ingredients

Salad

  • 4 cups mixed greens
  • 1/2 cup blue cheese crumbled
  • 1/2 cup fresh blackberries
  • 4 pieces turkey bacon cooked and crumbled
  • 1 green onion sliced

Honey Balsamic Vinaigrette Dressing (recipe below)

Dressing

  • 1/3 cup olive oil
  • 1/3 cup balsamic vinaigrette
  • 2 Tbsp. honey
  • 1/2 tsp. cinnamon
  • 1/2 tsp. dried basil

Instructions

  1. Assemble salad and top with desired amount of dressing. Enjoy!

Nutrition Facts

Serves: 6

Calories238kcal (12%)Carbohydrates7g (2%)Protein3g (6%)Fat22g (34%)Saturated Fat5g (25%)Cholesterol9mg (3%)Sodium180mg (8%)Potassium105mg (3%)Fiber1g (4%)Sugar5g (6%)Vitamin A434IU (9%)Vitamin C9mg (11%)Calcium80mg (8%)Iron1mg (6%)

All nutritional information is based on third party calculations and is only an estimate. Each recipe and nutritional value will vary depending on the brands you use, measuring methods and portion sizes per household.

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Alyssa Rivers

I am Alyssa and the blogger behind The Recipe Critic. I started my blog in June of 2012 as a place to share my passion for cooking. I love trying new things and testing them out with my family.

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