Tuesday, January 3, 2012

My Most Requested Recipe ~ Gorgonzola, Apple, Cherries, Pecans & Bacon Salad with a Sweet Balsamic Dressing!

Today I am sharing my most requested salad recipe.  
If you like the ingredients below, you will LOVE this salad!  

Gorgonzola, apple, cherries, pecans & bacon,
with a sweet balsamic dressing!  Trust me, 
you will be going back for seconds!

Sorry for the poor picture quality.  I snapped two quick pictures on my 
cell phone on my way out the door to a dinner party.

Mary's Most Requested Salad Recipe:

Print Recipe 
1 bag spring salad mix 
1 bag romaine 
1 3 oz bag of Oscar Mayer real bacon (or make your own - I often cheat)
1/2 cup dried cherries or cranberries
1 large granny smith apple, chopped
1/2 cup toasted pecans or almonds
5 oz  gorgonzola or blue cheese crumbled

* you can add more or less of each ingredient, do what you like!

Mary's Sweet Balsamic Dressing 
1/2 cup vegetable oil or canola
1/3 cup sugar
3 tablespoons good balsamic vinegar
1/8 teaspoon dry mustard (or a little squeeze of yellow or Grey Poupon mustard)
Few twists of fresh cracked pepper Or use 1/8 tsp of reg ground pepper

Whisk dressing ingredients until sugar and oil are blended.

If you plan on serving the entire salad, go ahead and add the dressing a little at a time, blending until you reach desired amount.  If not,  keep dressing separate and add individually.

If you make the salad, let me know what you think!

Here is a better picture of the salad,

Thanks for visiting Sweet Little Bluebird!



Lisa ~ The SweetTalk Shop said...

YUMMY!!! I love salad could eat it everyday!!! I will be trying this the weekend!!

Mary said...

Hi Lisa - If you like gorgonzola and blue cheese, you will love this! Can't wait to hear! Hope you're off to a great 2012!

The Southern Product Queen said...

Omg, this looks so yummy and healthy! I will have to make! I'm having a linky party... Please share! Here is the link http://www.thesouthernproductqueen.com/one-stop-shoppe-linky-party

Mary said...

Thanks for the visit, Southern Product Queen! The salad is so good - the sweet balsamic dressing is my favorite!

I'll be sure to stop by and link up - thanks much for the invite!
Headed over now....Thanks again!

Trish - Sweetology101 said...

Now, I just love this recipe! I am trying to broaden my salad "mind" if you will and this is just perfect!! The new link is up, can't wait to see what you share this week! http://sweetology101.blogspot.com/2012/01/white-chocolate-champagne-scones-with.html

Trish - Sweetology101 said...

btw, I love your blog title and header!

Mary ~ said...

Hi Trish!
It really is a great salad - if you like all the ingredients, you will LOVE IT! If you make it, be sure to use the balsamic dressing...it pulls the salad together!
I'll be linking up! Thanks so much for hosting!
Oh...and thank you for the sweet comments - as for my header, it's still a work in progress... - Banner BLVD did a great job for me!

Off to link up!

Cheers ~ Mary

Aimee - ItsOverflowing.com said...

Sounds delicious!!! Thanks for linking up! Check out my giveaway....

XO, Aimee

Mary ~ said...

Thanks for hosting, Amiee!!!