Blackberry, Bacon & Blue Cheese Salad

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FREE FROM: wheat, corn, soy, nightshades, nuts
CONTAINS: dairy, citrus

SERVES: 4 people

Ingredients

  • 5 strips nitrate-free bacon
  • ¼ cup extra virgin olive oil
  • ¼ cup balsamic vinegar
  • 1 lemon, juiced
  • 8 oz blackberries, divided
  • 2-3 fresh sage leaves (OR ¼ tsp dried sage)
  • 1 clove garlic (OR ½ tsp garlic powder)
  • Himalayan Crystal Salt
  • Freshly ground pepper
  • 8oz mixed greens
  • ¼ cup crumbled blue cheese
  • ¼ cup very thinly sliced red onion

Nutrition Highlights

  • Blackberries: high in vitamin C and pectin
  • Mixed Greens: antioxidants, bioflavonoids, vitamins C, K, and folic acid, and fiber
  • Lemon: citric acid, vitamin C, and potassium
This salad has the perfect combination of sweet and savory flavors that leave you satisfied with a healthy dinner! Plus, it packs in plenty of fiber and antioxidants while remaining gluten free, grain free, and soy free. Read the recipe at You Are Well

Directions

  1. Fry the bacon in a skillet until well done. Transfer to a plate lined with paper towels. Allow to cool completely, then crumble into bite-size pieces.
  2. Using a blender or immersion blend, combine olive oil, vinegar, lemon juice, sage, about 5-6 blackberries, garlic, salt, and pepper until well emulsified.
  3. In a large bowl, toss the mixed greens with the dressing. Top with the remaining blackberries, bacon, cheese, and onions. Serve immediately.

Photo credit: Katherine Chase Photography

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