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Bacon Bleu Cheese Salad Recipe

Bacon Bleu Cheese Salad Recipe

Bacon Bleu Spinach Salad with Pheasant (wild bird or chicken), Apple and Sauteed Pecans & Peppers

This spinach salad recipe can easily be made LOW CARB.

Prep & cook time: 30 mins. (4 servings)


♦ 5-6 boneless skinless Pheasant or Game Bird Breasts (or 3-4 Chicken Breasts)
♦ 3 strips Bacon (or good bacon bits)
♦ 1/2 Colored Pepper, diced
♦ 1/2 c. Pecans
1/2 packet (about 2 T.) Spitfire Gourmet Zesty Sweet Tang
♦ 2 T. EVOO (Extra Virgin Olive Oil)
♦ 3 T. Red Wine Vinegar
♦ 20 oz. Spinach
♦ 3 Scallions. chopped (use part of the greens, too)
♦ 1 Apple
♦ 4 oz. crumbled Bleu Cheese (grated sharp cheddar works, too)
♦ An Awesome Crusty Bread (if desired)


1. Salt and Pepper Boneless Chicken Breasts, grill or bake (400° for approximately 20 min.) and slice.

2. Cut Bacon into bite-sized pieces, and cook in sauce pan for 2-3 minutes. Drain all but about 1 tsp. of the fat, and add diced Pepper and the Pecans to the pan. Saute 2-3 mins more. 
Gourmet Tip: Scissors work great for cutting bacon.

3. Mix 1/2 packet Spitfire Gourmet Zesty Sweet Tang into the pan, along with the EVOO and Red Wine Vinegar

4. Toss this warm dressing with the chicken, Spinach, chopped Scallions, thin-sliced Apple and crumbled Blue Cheese.

5. Serve with an awesome Bread.

WINE: This recipe pairs great with Marsala (red) or Sauvignon Blanc (white).

♦ This recipe is excellent with Steak, too.
♦ If you’re not a Bleu Cheese fan, use grated Sharp Cheddar.
♦ Try an Asian-inspired salad: Add 1 tsp. Sesame Oil, substitute Rice Vinegar, crumbled 
Feta Cheese, and Mandarins Oranges.
Be gourmet by trying different Vinegars, flavor-infused Oils, Fruits & Cheeses for fun new flavor.


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