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Bacon Pear Salad with Romano Dressing

Teresa

Gluten Free Living – 2022

Bacon Pear Salad with Romano Dressing is such a delightful salad recipe. This one includes fresh pears, bacon and Pepper Jack cheese in the salad. The mayonnaise dressing includes a honey-mustard, romano cheese and half-and-half. It’s thick, creamy and really delicious. It tops off the salad really well.

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My son and daughter-in-law had a baby a few months ago. I volunteered to bring them several meals that first week so they wouldn’t have to spend time in the kitchen. One of the meals overlapped when Laura’s parents were in town. That meal included my favorite chicken recipe, Parmesan Chicken Bake. I also made Seasoned Mashed Potatoes, Fried Green Beans, my homemade Easy No Knead Dinner Rolls, a Kit Kat Chocolate Pie and this lovely salad. I also sent over some Blackberry Sweet Rolls for breakfast.

They loved all the recipes and especially the luxury of not having to cook dinner. But I have to admit I really enjoyed the salad as I kept back some of it for us! The salad dressing was phenomenal. The honey-mustard added just the right amount of tang. And, after all, who can resist bacon anytime or place??? 🙂

Bacon Pear Salad with Romano Dressing is an easy and elegant salad that’s perfect to make for company dinners or special occasions. But if you enjoy salad as much as we do, you may find you want it on your own regular meal rotation as well. Enjoy.

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Bacon Pear Salad with Romano Dressing is fantastic.

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Everything is always a little bit better with bacon.

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The Romano Dressing is outstanding. I used a Honey-Mustard instead of Dijon Mustard and it really carried the day.

Here’s what I did.

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I used these ingredients for the salad.

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Combine romaine lettuce and spinach in a large salad bowl. Set aside.

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Cook bacon and drain on paper towels. I actually microwaved the bacon since it gets every drop of fat out of the bacon. Crumble in one-inch pieces and set aside.

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Slice pears and dip in lemon juice.

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Drain the pears on paper towels.

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Place pears over top of lettuce.

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Add broke bacon pieces and Pepper Jack cheese. Refrigerate until ready to serve.

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I used these ingredients for the salad dressing.

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Place mayonnaise in a mixing bowl. Add sugar, honey-mustard or Dijon mustard, garlic powder, pepper, romano cheese, sugar and half-and-half.

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Whisk really well until salad dressing is smooth.

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Pour salad dressing into a cruet or other salad dressing dispenser and refrigerate until ready to serve.

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Place salad on individual plates. Add salad dressing to serve.

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Bacon Pear Salad with Romano Dressing is wonderful. This is a terrific salad for company or holiday dinners.

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The combined sweetness from the pears and savory flavors from the bacon and cheese is amazing.

Here’s the recipe.

BACON PEAR SALAD WITH ROMANO DRESSING

(Recipe inspired from Taste of Home, Bacon Pear Salad with Parmesan Dressing)

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Bacon Pear Salad with Romano Dressing

Bacon Pear Salad with Romano Dressing is so wonderful. Both the salad and the salad dressing blend the flavors of savory and sweet so very well. This salad includes pears, bacon and Pepper Jack cheese. The salad dressing includes a delightful honey-mustard along with Romano cheese. It's the perfect salad for company or holiday dinners since it's elegant, beautiful and so incredibly mouthwatering. Gluten Free.
Prep Time 15 mins
Cook Time 10 mins
Total Time 25 mins
Course Salad and Salad Dressing, Side Dish
Cuisine American
Servings 8
Calories 249 kcal

Ingredients
  

SALAD:

  • 18 oz. bag Romaine lettuce blend
  • 2 cups fresh spinach
  • 2 to 3 medium pears thinly sliced
  • 1/3 to 1/2 cup lemon juice
  • 1 cup pepper Jack cheese shredded
  • 6 slices bacon cooked and broken into 1-inch pieces

SALAD DRESSING:

  • 1/2 cup mayonnaise (I used Hellmann's with olive oil)
  • 2 tbsp. dijon mustard (I used a honey-mustard, see note below)
  • 1/4 cup Romano cheese grated
  • 1 tsp. garlic powder
  • 1/4 tsp. ground black pepper
  • 6 tbsp. half-and-half or milk (but amount will vary because of the thinner consistency of milk)
  • 1 tsp. granulated sugar or more, if desired for a sweeter dressing

Instructions
 

SALAD:

  • In a large salad bowl, combine lettuce and spinach.
  • Soak pear slices in lemon juice.
  • Drain on paper towels.
  • Top salad blend with pears, cheese and bacon.
  • Refrigerate until ready to serve.

SALAD DRESSING:

  • Whisk dressing ingredients in a small bowl.
  • Refrigerate until ready to serve.
  • Toss salad with dressing to combine; or drizzle salad dressing over top of individual servings just before serving.

Notes

NOTE: the Honey mustard was from Harrington’s in Vermont. It was in a Christmas gift pack and excellent for this recipe.
Recipe inspired from Taste of Home.
© Can’t Stay Out of the Kitchen
 

Nutrition

Calories: 249kcalCarbohydrates: 12gProtein: 8gFat: 19gSaturated Fat: 6gPolyunsaturated Fat: 6gMonounsaturated Fat: 5gCholesterol: 36mgSodium: 459mgPotassium: 163mgFiber: 3gSugar: 7gVitamin A: 2800IUVitamin C: 19.8mgCalcium: 140mgIron: 0.9mg
Keyword bacon, cheese, gluten free, pears, pork, salad, salad dressing, side dish, spinach
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The salad dressing is also the perfect blend of sweet and savory. All the ingredients really complement each other.

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We enjoyed the crispness of the pears. This elegant salad is so festive and beautiful no matter when you serve it.

Bacon Pear Salad with Romano Dressing | Can't Stay Out of the Kitchen - this elegant & delicious #salad includes fresh #pears, #bacon & #PepperJackCheese. The #SaladDressing includes #HoneyMustard along with #RomanoCheese. This is a terrific #SideDish for company or #holiday dinners as regular family dinners. One bite and you'll want so much more! #GlutenFree #BaconPearSaladWithRomanoDressing

Seriously, Bacon Pear Salad with Romano Dressing is a salad where you’ll want seconds.

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Bacon Pear Salad with Romano Dressing | Can't Stay Out of the Kitchen - this elegant & delicious #salad includes fresh #pears, #bacon & #PepperJackCheese. The #SaladDressing includes #HoneyMustard along with #RomanoCheese. This is a terrific #SideDish for company or #holiday dinners as regular family dinners. One bite and you'll want so much more! #GlutenFree #BaconPearSaladWithRomanoDressing

Bacon Pear Salad with Romano Dressing

Bacon Pear Salad with Romano Dressing is so wonderful. Both the salad and the salad dressing blend the flavors of savory and sweet so very well. This salad includes pears, bacon and Pepper Jack cheese. The salad dressing includes a delightful honey-mustard along with Romano cheese. It's the perfect salad for company or holiday dinners since it's elegant, beautiful and so incredibly mouthwatering. Gluten Free.
Prep Time 15 mins
Cook Time 10 mins
Total Time 25 mins
Course Salad and Salad Dressing, Side Dish
Cuisine American
Servings 8
Calories 249 kcal

Ingredients
  

SALAD:

  • 18 oz. bag Romaine lettuce blend
  • 2 cups fresh spinach
  • 2 to 3 medium pears thinly sliced
  • 1/3 to 1/2 cup lemon juice
  • 1 cup pepper Jack cheese shredded
  • 6 slices bacon cooked and broken into 1-inch pieces

SALAD DRESSING:

  • 1/2 cup mayonnaise (I used Hellmann's with olive oil)
  • 2 tbsp. dijon mustard (I used a honey-mustard, see note below)
  • 1/4 cup Romano cheese grated
  • 1 tsp. garlic powder
  • 1/4 tsp. ground black pepper
  • 6 tbsp. half-and-half or milk (but amount will vary because of the thinner consistency of milk)
  • 1 tsp. granulated sugar or more, if desired for a sweeter dressing

Instructions
 

SALAD:

  • In a large salad bowl, combine lettuce and spinach.
  • Soak pear slices in lemon juice.
  • Drain on paper towels.
  • Top salad blend with pears, cheese and bacon.
  • Refrigerate until ready to serve.

SALAD DRESSING:

  • Whisk dressing ingredients in a small bowl.
  • Refrigerate until ready to serve.
  • Toss salad with dressing to combine; or drizzle salad dressing over top of individual servings just before serving.

Notes

NOTE: the Honey mustard was from Harrington’s in Vermont. It was in a Christmas gift pack and excellent for this recipe.
Recipe inspired from Taste of Home.
© Can’t Stay Out of the Kitchen
 

Nutrition

Calories: 249kcalCarbohydrates: 12gProtein: 8gFat: 19gSaturated Fat: 6gPolyunsaturated Fat: 6gMonounsaturated Fat: 5gCholesterol: 36mgSodium: 459mgPotassium: 163mgFiber: 3gSugar: 7gVitamin A: 2800IUVitamin C: 19.8mgCalcium: 140mgIron: 0.9mg
Keyword bacon, cheese, gluten free, pears, pork, salad, salad dressing, side dish, spinach
Tried this recipe?Let us know how it was!

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