Mom's Chopped Salad with Bacon

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Everything is better with bacon, and this tasty dish is certainly no exception! The sweet smoky notes Nueske’s award-winning Smoked Bacon brings to this recipe make it simply irresistible.

Prep Time: 15 Min
Cook Time: 0 Min
Total Time: 15 Min
Serves: N/A


  • 10 slices Nueske's Bacon, diced 1/2 inch
  • 8-10 leaves Romaine lettuce, chopped
  • 2 Tbsp onion, finely diced
  • 1 C tomato, chopped
  • 3/4 C celery, chopped
  • 3 Tbsp dried craisins
  • 1/2 C Asian or Bosc pear, diced
  • 1 avocado, diced
  • 3 Tbsp blue cheese, crumbled
  • 1/2 C French fried onions (dried) optional for garnish
  • Dressing:
  • 1/2 C oil
  • 4 Tbsp red wine vinegar
  • 2 Tbsp balsamic vinegar
  • 6 Tbsp sugar
  • 1 tsp salt
  • 1/4 tsp pepper


Fry bacon in skillet until medium crisp. Remove and cool slightly. Mix remaining ingredients together except the French fried onions which should be placed on top of the salad just before serving, if desired.


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Mom's Scrumptious Chopped Salad with Bacon


Everyone who tastes this wants the recipe. It's fabulous. I used an especially creamy blue cheese from Nala's Fromagerie and of course a good balsamic vinegar. This salad is heavenly...and so easy!

Would you recommend this product to a friend? Yes

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