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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
&, was it good!

until next time,


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

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

  3. yuummmm this looks so tasty!
    x krystie

  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!

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

  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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