Apple, Bacon, and Blue Cheese Salad

by Erin

Your favorite black and blue flavors come together in this salad with the addition of tart green apple and toasted nuts.

Apple, Bacon, and Blue Cheese Salad 2

Nothing beats a thick slice of bacon cooked in a perfectly seasoned cast iron skillet (likely seasoned with years of bacon grease). And then I put it on top of a salad. What the heck Erin.

I’ve been craving a black and blue burger for a few days but I was too lazy to make one at home so I decided to change up my weekly salad conglomerate instead. Normally I just throw in a random assortment of whatever veggies, proteins, fruits, and/or cheeses leftover from recipes that week. This time I purposely set aside ingredients to make this salad black and blue burger inspired salad – romaine and mixed spring greens topped with the obvious bacon, cracked black pepper, and blue cheese dressing.

I took it a step further and added other things I thought paired well with the combo such as toasted walnuts and sliced green apple. Of course I then did the wrong thing when trying to decide on a name for this salad by Googling the ingredients only to discover that this is not a new salad combination. Debbie Downer. Oh well, that just means my taste buds arn’t crazy and maybe you will like this too.

Apple, Bacon, and Blue Cheese Salad 1

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Serves 4


2 romaine hearts, chopped

1 (5 oz.) bag mixed spring greens

1 green apple, cored and sliced

1 cup walnuts or pecans, toasted, spiced or candied if you prefer

4 sliced bacon, cooked and crumbled

Blue cheese dressing (or other favorite dressing)

Freshly cracked black pepper


  1. Toss the romaine and spring green together. Divide into 4 bowls.
  2. Top each with apple, walnuts, bacon, and a drizzle of dressing. Sprinkle with black pepper and serve.

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Medha @ Whisk and Shout May 27, 2015 - 7:48 am

That last photo is giving me LIFE! So creamy and tart :)

spiffycookie May 27, 2015 - 8:58 am

Thanks Medha!


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