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

Total Time
Prep 10 mins
Cook 15 mins

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

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.


Most Helpful

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.

~Nimz~ April 27, 2008

My kind of salad, too! The blue cheese dressing is thick, so I added 2 tbs white balsamic vinegar to it, to thin it a bit and give a little acidity.

rosslare March 29, 2015

Delicious salad! I pretty much made it as the recipe suggested (I left out the onions) and added boiled eggs and homemade croutons - YUMS!

Pineapple March 03, 2009

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