Fresh Berry & Bacon Salad

Healthy & Delicious

Serves 2 to 4

Ingredients:

  • 8 cups chopped romaine lettuce (spinach is delicious too!)
  • 1 pound strawberries, sliced
  • 5-6 slices North Country Smokehouse Paleo friendly, sugar-free bacon, cooked and crumbled
  • 2/3 cup crumbled blue cheese1
  • 2/3 cup chopped pecans2

HONEY BALSAMIC VINAIGRETTE

  • 1/4 cup olive oil (I use extra virgin)
  • 2 Tablespoons balsamic vinegar
  • 2 Tablespoon honey
  • 1 teaspoon dijon mustard
  • salt & freshly ground black pepper, to taste

Directions:

Make the vinaigrette first and like to keep in in the refrigerator until ready to use. It's great for up to 2 weeks stored in the refrigerator. All you do is whisk all the vinaigrette ingredients together. Taste, then add salt and pepper as needed.

In a large bowl, toss all of the salad ingredients together, then mix in the vinaigrette. You may not need all the vinaigrette-- use as much or little as you prefer.

Plate and serve. Salad makes wonderful leftovers for lunch the next day!