Bacon Blue Cheese Purple Onion Salad

Bacon Blue Cheese Purple Onion SaladBacon Blue Cheese Purple Onion Salad. This was served to me as a dinner guest about 30 years ago and I scratched out the recipe on a little piece of paper (which I still have).  It’s not so much the salad but the dressing & salad combination that is so good.  I have since made this many time but have not been able to eat it very recently and now I can. The original dressing recipe had massive amounts of sugar in it which of course has now changed. I have changed the oil and I cannot tell the difference. So, serve it to friends & see if they ask for your recipe. In the restaurant I served this as a small side salad and also piled it onto a full size plate for dinner. Our town librarian came in after work about 4-5 times a week to eat it.  I used to call it Maureen’s salad for no other reason than it was first served to me by Maureen but it really does not begin to really describe how good it is.  Seriously what could possibly go wrong with a bacon, blue cheese, and purple onion salad?

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Bacon, Blue Cheese, & Purple Onion Salad
  1. 10 Oz Clamshell Spring Mix Salad Greens
  2. ½ Lb Fried & Crumbled Bacon
  3. ½ Thinly Sliced Red Onion Cut Into Pieces
  4. 6 Oz Good Quality Crumbled Blue Cheese
  5. Fresh Cracked Pepper
  1. ⅓ C Olive Oil
  2. ⅓ C White Vinegar
  3. ⅓ C Just Like Sugar***
  4. 1 t Salt
  1. Fry bacon and cool.
  2. Dump greens, bacon, red onion, & crumbled blue cheese into bowl and toss.
  3. Put olive oil, vinegar, Just Like Sugar, & salt, in a small jar and shake vigorously.
  4. Pour dressing over salad and toss again.
  5. Plate and evenly distribute salad.
  6. Grind lots of pepper.
  7. 6 Servings
  8. 266 Calories, 9.2g Protein, 24.1g Fat, 3.1g Carbs, .2g Fiber, 2.9g Net Carbs
  1. This is how I make my dressing. Since salt does not dissolve in oil I add it to the vinegar & Just Like Sugar, heat on low stirring until it is dissolved, then add the oil and shake.
  2. Because of the sweetness of the dressing I think strawberries would be a great addition.
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