Best Bacon Summer Salads
Summer is the ideal season for salads. The hot weather makes us crave meals that don’t involve much (if any) cooking. It’s also during summer that some of us decide to try and lose a few lbs. and salads can be a good way to “eat healthier.”
These salads go beyond the typical bacon salad recipes like the Blue Cheese Wedge and the Cobb. Using a mix of simple and sometimes unusual ingredients, these salads will satisfy your cravings for bacon and healthier dishes that don’t require much cooking. We recommend cooking a couple of lbs. of bacon and storing the cooked slices in the fridge. When you need a few slices, just pull ‘em out, microwave for 15 seconds and add ‘em to your salad.
Whole strips of bacon in a salad? Yes please!
This recipe puts on a bacony spin on the classic Italian salad.
Buffalo chicken and spicy ranch dressing? How can you go wrong!
We love the idea of parmesan and panko breaded, deep-fried avocado.
Throw some peaches on the grill and add some fennel and dates. Mmm hmm…
Who says you need lettuce to have a salad?
Ripe summer corn, creamy avocado and crispy bacon delivers the nom nom nom factor.
Bacon and watermelon? Don’t knock it ‘til you’ve tried it!
A favorite at potlucks and family get-togethers.
This salad recipe uses bacon grease in the dressing. We approve.
That’s French for “poached egg and bacon salad.” Not really…
Sweet roasted beets, tangy blue cheese and salty crispy bacon. OMFG!
Sweet peas in a creamy lemon dressing. Nummers!
Brussels sprouts aren’t nearly as gross when they’re shredded and used as a base for this fruity salad.
Is it dessert or is it dinner?
Kale hasn’t jumped the shark yet. This salad proves that simple ingredients are sometimes best.