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.

Cheri
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Ingredients

6
Original recipe yields 6 servings
The ingredient list now reflects the servings specified
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Directions

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  • 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.

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  • 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.

  • 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

361.9 calories; 5.6 g protein; 11.6 g carbohydrates; 16.6 mg cholesterol; 634.1 mg sodium. Full Nutrition

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Most helpful positive review

Rating: 5 stars
04/07/2009
This salad is absolutely delicious! I omitted the bacon halved the sugar added some thin slices of pears and added pecans instead of almonds. Read More
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Most helpful critical review

Rating: 3 stars
04/27/2009
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 then it will work better. Salad dressings should just be a hint on the salad. There should just be enough to kiss the lettuce leaves or other ingredients. I would make this again but reall cut back on the vinegar and sugar. Read More
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  • 3 star values: 3
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Rating: 5 stars
04/07/2009
This salad is absolutely delicious! I omitted the bacon halved the sugar added some thin slices of pears and added pecans instead of almonds. Read More
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Rating: 5 stars
04/07/2009
This salad is absolutely delicious! I omitted the bacon halved the sugar added some thin slices of pears and added pecans instead of almonds. Read More
(88)
Rating: 5 stars
09/26/2008
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 sauce with all of the greens but drizzle each serving with a little bit. Fresh sliced pears and/or candied pecans work very well with this salad. Read More
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Rating: 5 stars
03/25/2009
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 sweet - PERFECT! Also the dressing processes up nice and thick and doesn't seperate! As far as the salad part goes I had to omit the nuts(allergy) but did add a sprinkle of green onions. Thanks for a wonderful recipe! Read More
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Rating: 5 stars
05/29/2009
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 had never put the olive oil in my salad dressing and believe me SO MUCH BETTER! It is like a pinkish colour and so flavourful and not oily at all. Delicious with the olive oil but even more delicious...without the olive oil. Read More
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Rating: 5 stars
10/12/2008
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 with mine tonight I think dried apricots would also be good. Thanks for the recipe! Read More
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Rating: 5 stars
03/24/2009
Loved this salad! I used a mix of baby spinaches used reduced fat feta cheese and did not warm the dressing. It was excellent! Read More
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Rating: 5 stars
05/17/2010
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 bits instead of going to the trouble of frying up some bacon. This dressing and the bacon go perfectly together and I loved it warm! Excellent salad! Read More
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Rating: 4 stars
04/14/2009
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 healthier. I wuold add some veggies or something though to make it more interesting. Or pears - that would taste really good against the strong cheese. Read More
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Rating: 5 stars
02/19/2009
Loved this recipe. I used feta instead of the gorgonzola and didn't heat up the dressing and it was still very very tasty! Read More
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Rating: 3 stars
04/27/2009
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 then it will work better. Salad dressings should just be a hint on the salad. There should just be enough to kiss the lettuce leaves or other ingredients. I would make this again but reall cut back on the vinegar and sugar. Read More
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