Bacon Bleu Cheese Salad Recipe
Awesome Toss Bacon Blue Salad with Chicken, Apple and Sauteed Pecans & Peppers
(Prep & cook time: 30 mins. Serves 6-8)
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♦ Salt and Pepper Boneless Chicken Breasts, grill or bake (400° for approximately 20 min.) and slice. ♦ Cut 6 strips of Bacon into bite-sized pieces (Gourmet Tip: Scissors work great for this) and cook in sauce pan for 2-3 minutes. Drain all but about 1 T. of the fat, and add 1 diced Pepper and 1/2 cup Pecans to the pan. Saute 2-3 mins more. ♦ Mix the Awesome Toss packet into the pan, along with 2 T. EVOO and 1/4 cup Red Wine Vinegar. ♦ Toss this warm dressing with the chicken, Spinach, chopped Scallions, 1 thin-sliced Apple and crumbled Blue Cheese. ♦ Serve with an awesome Bread.
WINE: This recipe pairs great with Marsala (red)
or Sauvignon Blanc (white).
♦ This recipe is excellent with steak, too.
♦ Try an Asian-inspired salad: Add 1 tsp. Sesame Oil, substitute Rice Vinegar, crumbled Feta Cheese, and Mandarins Oranges.