Spinach Salad With Cranberries, Pecans, Bacon, and Blue Cheese

READY IN: 25mins
Recipe by cookiedog

My type of salad! This one is on the sweet side. Recipe is from Down Home with the Neelys.

Top Review by Nimz1466

We loved this. DH is not a huge fan of blue cheese but he really liked it on this salad. Great combination. I used a spring mix that included spinach for this since that was what I had. Other than that made as written. Thanks cookiedog.

Ingredients Nutrition


  1. Preheat oven to 350 degrees F.
  2. Fry chopped bacon in a medium skillet over medium-high heat until brown and crisp. Using slotted spoon, transfer to a paper towel-lined 1/4-sheet tray to drain.
  3. Toast pecans in the oven on a 1/4-sheet tray until lightly golden and fragrant, about 6 minutes.
  4. In a medium bowl mash the blue cheese with a fork. Mix in the buttermilk, sour cream, sugar, salt and pepper, to taste.
  5. Combine baby spinach, red onion, pecans, dried cranberries and bacon in large bowl. Toss with the dressing immediately before serving.

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