Best Bacon Summer Salads

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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.

Caesar Wedge Salad with Bacon

Whole strips of bacon in a salad? Yes please!

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Credit: Simplebites.net


Bacon Caprese Salad

This recipe puts on a bacony spin on the classic Italian salad.

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Credit: Saveur.com

 

Crunchy Buffalo Chicken Salad with Bacon and Spicy Ranch

Buffalo chicken and spicy ranch dressing? How can you go wrong!

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Credit: Howsweeteats.com


Crispy Avocado & Bacon Salad

We love the idea of parmesan and panko breaded, deep-fried avocado.

 

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Credit: Soufflebombay.blogspot.com

 

Grilled Peach and Bacon Salad

Throw some peaches on the grill and add some fennel and dates. Mmm hmm…

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Credit: Savorylotus.com

 

Snap Pea, Pamesan and Bacon Salad

Who says you need lettuce to have a salad?

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Credit: Thepigandquill.com

 

Bacon, Corn and Avocado Salad

Ripe summer corn, creamy avocado and crispy bacon delivers the nom nom nom factor.

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Credit: Inquiringchef.com

 

Watermelon and Bacon Salad

Bacon and watermelon? Don’t knock it ‘til you’ve tried it!

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Credit: Runningtothekitchen.com

 

Broccoli Bacon Salad

A favorite at potlucks and family get-togethers.

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Credit: Savorysweetlife.com


Spinach Salad with Candied Pecans and Bacon

This salad recipe uses bacon grease in the dressing. We approve.

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Credit: Lemonythyme.com

 

Salade Lyonnaise

That’s French for “poached egg and bacon salad.” Not really…

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Credit: Nytimes.com

 

Roasted Beet, Blue Cheese & Bacon Salad

Sweet roasted beets, tangy blue cheese and salty crispy bacon. OMFG!

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Credit: Carpeseason.com

 

Sweet Pea Salad with Scallion, Bacon, and Lemon Cream Dressing

Sweet peas in a creamy lemon dressing. Nummers!

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Credit: Anediblemosaic.com

 


Brussels Sprouts Salad with Apples, Cranberries and Bacon

Brussels sprouts aren’t nearly as gross when they’re shredded and used as a base for this fruity salad.

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Credit: Backtothebooknutrition.com

 

Strawberry Spinach Bacon Salad

Is it dessert or is it dinner?

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Credit: Vivianandme.com

 

Wilted Kale & Bacon Salad

Kale hasn’t jumped the shark yet. This salad proves that simple ingredients are sometimes best.

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Credit: Sweetbasilnspice.blogspot.com

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