Bacon Dijon Salad

What does summer have you craving? These hot summer days have me wanting anything cool and fresh, but mostly salads and fruit. There's nothing like biting into a cold, juicy, ripe peach after I've been in the heat doing yard work or simply running errands. Yep, around here the sweltering heat can wear you out just on a grocery run. Good thing I have some delectable peaches in the fridge. There's actually no peaches in this recipe, so why I am talking about peaches? Good question....I think I am having a craving. I think I need a peach. Sorry for the rant on peaches. But really, go eat one. You'll be happier.

So, no peaches in this blog post (other than my verbal obsession), there is however the one ingredient that makes EVERYTHING better.--wait for it.......BACON.

BACON. BACON.

Are you drooling yet? I'm not one to sit around craving bacon the way I do peaches, but I do think bacon makes everything better, especially vegetables. A few weeks ago we had some guys come to our door selling meat out of their truck. We bought the bacon. And I am so glad we did (other than the fact that my house now smells like a combo of bacon and essential oils, which don't go together at all). Give this salad a try and see if the bacon really does make your day better. Just don't eat so much that you feel guilty about it. Guilt won't make your day better, but a little bacon will surely delight.

Bacon Dijon Salad

dark, leafy salad greens

cherry tomatoes, cut in half

1 avocado

1 hard boiled egg, shell removed and quartered

chicken, cooked and sliced

bacon, cooked and crumbled

honey-Dijon salad dressing

Honey-Dijon Salad Dressing:

1/4 C. honey, raw

1/4C. light olive oil, extra virgin

3t. dijon mustard

2 scallions, coarsly chopped

salt and pepper

Combine salad dressing ingredients in a glass bowl or measuring cup. Using an immersion blender blend until smooth.

Divide and arrange salad greens, tomatoes, avocado, hard-cooked eggs, chicken, and bacon onto salad plates. Pour the dressing over the top and dig in!

serves 2

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