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Tuesday, May 24, 2011

baby greens salad with bacon & roasted garlic vinaigrette

hello, sweet readers.
i love summer...
love love love love love it.
with summer comes a lot of salads -
& this one is scrumptious.

baby greens salad with bacon & roasted garlic vinaigrette


{for 4}
8 slices of thick cut, applewood smoked bacon, chopped
8 oz. baby greens, rinsed
roasted garlic vinaigrette {recipe follows}
salt & pepper
3 plum tomatoes, sliced
thinly shaved asiago cheese, for garnish

1. place the baby greens in a large bowl, add 1/4 C of the vinaigrette, season with salt & pepper, & toss to coat. place the tomatoes in a bowl, add a few tablespoons of the dressing, season with salt & pepper, & toss to coat.

2. divide the baby greens among 4 large plates, arrange tomatoes & bacon as desired. garnish with shaved cheese & drizzle with vinaigrette.

roasted garlic vinaigrette
{makes approx. 1 C}
8 cloves roasted garlic, peeled
3 Tbs red wine vinegar
1 Tbs chopped red onion
1 Tbs honey
1 Tbs fresh lime juice
salt & pepper
1/2 C olive oil

1. combine the garlic, vinegar, onion, honey, lime juice, & salt & pepper to taste in a blender & blend until smooth. with the motor running, slowly add the oil & blend until emulsified.


we enjoyed this salad with the
& oh.my.gosh, was it good!
:D


until next time,

8 comments:

  1. I like the idea of the roasted garlic in the dressing! A must make this summer!!

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  2. You have three of my favorite flavors in this salad: garlic, bacon, and asiago cheese! Yum!

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  3. yuummmm this looks so tasty!
    x krystie
    www.artfulaussie.com

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  4. this looks so yummy! I LOVE your blog! Super cute! I am your newest follower and would love it if you would check out my blog and follow me too! Thanks!
    -Nikki
    http://chef-n-training.blogspot.com/

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  5. This sounds great! I recently got some Himalayan pink salt and organic peppercorns from Sustainable Sourcing https://secure.sustainablesourcing.com and I'll have to try them out in this recipe. Thanks for sharing!

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  6. Hi Kristin,
    Your Roasted Garlic Vinaigrette will be wonderful on the lovely spring greens from my lettuce garden. Thanks for sharing with Full Plate Thursday!

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  7. Hi Kristin! I'm featuring your recipe on It's a Keeper Thursday this week! I’d love if you stopped by and grabbed a button.

    And, feel free to link up another great recipe this week too!

    Cheers!
    Christina @ It's a Keeper
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