Monday, September 23, 2013

Strawberry Bacon Salad

Living in Arizona, the summers are HOT...waaaay too hot to be cooking in the oven or on the stove and sometimes even too hot for the crock pot! So, we ate a lot of salads this summer and this is one of my family's favorites! I have also made this salad with other fresh fruit or combinations of fruits. Peaches, nectarines, blueberries and raspberries are all delicious in it.

1 head of lettuce (romaine, green or red leaf lettuce all work), chopped
2 cups fresh strawberries, sliced
1/4 cup toasted almonds, chopped
8 slices of bacon, cooked and crumbled (or if you hate the smell of bacon lingering in your house for days, you can be lazy and use 1/2 cup-ish of the bacon crumbles you can buy at costco.)

1/2 cup plain greek yogurt
1/2 cup mayonnaise
1/4 cup white vinegar
4 Tbsp. sugar
1 tsp. poppyseeds
salt and pepper to taste

Combine all ingredients in a small bowl and whisk together until combined (or mix in your food processor). I have found that we only use about half the dressing or less for per head of lettuce in the salad, so I make a couple of salads that use this dressing over the course of a week. :)

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