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Chopped Salad with Warm Bacon Shallot Vinaigrette

Ingredients

Directions

~ Marla Meridith

Chopped Salad with Warm Bacon Shallot Vinaigrette

In this salad recipe, the plentiful bacon, avocado and Gorgonzola cheese can easily satisfy as an entree meal. If you crave more protein, then simply add some chopped chicken, steak, salmon….or anything you wish.

2-4 servings

–for the dressing
4 slices Perfectly Baked Bacon (link in directions), chopped into small pieces
1 tbsp bacon fat, leftover from baking the bacon
2 tbsp minced shallots
1/4 cup olive oil
3 tbsp Sherry vinegar
1/4 tsp ground black pepper
1/8 tsp granulated sugar
–for the salad
4 cups chopped iceberg lettuce
1 avocado, chopped
lemon juice
3/4 cup quartered grape tomatoes
1/3 cup gorgonzola cheese crumbles
3 slices chopped bacon for topping
chopped fresh parsley

Bake the bacon with this recipe: https://newmm2019.wpengine.com/recipe/perfectly-baked-bacon/
Make the dressing: Heat the bacon fat in a skillet over medium heat. When it’s sizzling, add the shallots and cook until softened and fragrant about 5 minutes.
Place the shallots in a bowl with the bacon and the rest of the dressing ingredients. Combine well. Alternatively you can shake all the ingredients in a jar to combine.
Toss the avocado with a splash of lemon juice to keep it from browning.
In a large bowl, combine the lettuce, avocado, tomatoes and cheese crumbles. Toss with the salad dressing so everything is well coated. Top with more bacon and parsley for serving.

~ Marla Meridith