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Baby Greens with a Warm Gorgonzola Dressing


"This was the result of an attempt to imitate a salad dressing at a restaurant. I did modify it to include bacon and I serve it warm. The dressing is also fantastic over gnocchi or tortellini."
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30 m servings 362 cals
Original recipe yields 6 servings

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  1. Place the bacon in a large, deep skillet, and cook over medium-high heat, turning occasionally, until evenly browned, about 10 minutes. Drain the bacon slices on a paper towel-lined plate; crumble and set aside.
  2. Combine the olive oil, red wine vinegar, white sugar, salt, garlic, and Gorgonzola cheese in a blender; blend until smooth. Pour the dressing into a small saucepan over medium-low heat and warm gently.
  3. Toss the baby greens, almonds, and crumbled bacon together in a salad bowl; drizzle dressing over salad and toss to coat. Serve immediately.

Nutrition Facts

Per Serving: 362 calories; 33.3 g fat; 11.6 g carbohydrates; 5.6 g protein; 17 mg cholesterol; 634 mg sodium. Full nutrition

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This salad is absolutely delicious! I omitted the bacon, halved the sugar, added some thin slices of pears and added pecans instead of almonds.

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This is basically what was called years ago wilted lettuce salad. This recipe calls for way too much dressing. It puddles, and is far too sweet. Cut down on the vinegar and the sugar and salt, t...

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This salad is absolutely delicious! I omitted the bacon, halved the sugar, added some thin slices of pears and added pecans instead of almonds.

As I was reading this recipe I realized I forgot to mention that if you use it as a pasta sauce you need to omit the vinegar....for obvious reasons. I also wouldn't mix the entire batch of sauc...

Sooooo GOOD! I loved this. At first when I tasted the dressing I immediately thought, too sweet. However the gorgonzola catches up quicky making it a wonderful combination of salty, tangy and...

I have made this salad dressing twice now and I thought it was unbelievable. My mom wanted the recipe, so when she made this salad one night I had no idea it was the same one. I realized that I ...

Excellent! The dressing is also great 'unwarmed' for anyone squeamish about warming it. I warmed mine very happily. This is also a great salad for additions of...whatever. I served sliced apple ...

Loved this salad! I used a mix of baby spinaches, used reduced fat feta cheese and did not warm the dressing. It was excellent!

Delicious! My only complaint is that there is too much olive oil. My dressing separated due to too much oil, so I think 1/2 cup would be plenty. I also only used 1/2 tsp. salt and real bacon ...

I subbed blue cheese in the dressing, b/c it was what I had on hand. I thought the dressing was really good. I ALWAYS use less evoo than called for b/c I like my dressings tangier and healthie...

I LOVE this recipe!!! It's always a hit when I show up with it. Adding a bit of thinly sliced red onion could be a nice addition too but it's wonderful just the way it's written. Thank you for s...