Bacon and Pepper Jack Salad

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Bacon and pepper jack make for a tasty salad recipe. Though, you probably don’t need a recipe, do you?

Bacon and Pepper Jack Salad

I tend to think that you don’t really need a recipe for a salad. I mean, if you’re a child of the 80s, you grew up with the uber-cool salad bar. You make your own salad recipe each time you go down the line.

I love salad bars. Sadly, they’ve gone out of style. I can recount the salad bars of my past: Sizzler, Chuck E. Cheese, Jasper’s Saloon. Some were cheap, some weren’t. I loved them all.

Anyway, salad bar or not, salads are often my go-to lunch. I shared one of my favorite combinations a few weeks ago. Today I’ve got another one. It seems so simple, I’m kind of embarrassed to write it out. But it was great tasting and maybe is the nudge you need to try different salad toppings this summer.

The bacon adds a salty, meaty, chewiness and crunch. The cheese has a little heat to it. The veggies cool it all off. In a word: super yum.

Ok, that was two words, but you get it, right?

 

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Bacon and Pepper Jack Salad
Prep Time
5 mins
Total Time
5 mins
 
Course: Salad
Cuisine: American
Keyword: bacon and pepper jack salad, salad
Servings: 1
Calories: 519 kcal
Author: Jessica Fisher
Ingredients
  • 2 to 3 handfuls salad greens I used romaine
  • 2-3 carrot (for 1/2 cup chopped)
  • 1/2 cucumber chopped
  • 1/2 cup cherry tomato halves
  • 1 green onion chopped
  • 2 slices bacon cooked and chopped
  • 1 ounce pepper jack cheese cubed
  • 2 tablespoons fresh chopped basil
  • 2 tablespoons favorite vinaigrette or buttermilk dressing
Instructions
  1. Layer the ingredients on a salad plate. It's best served chilled.
Recipe Notes

Nutritional values are approximate and are based on 1 serving of the recipe. Refrigerate leftovers promptly and use within 4 days.

Nutrition Facts
Bacon and Pepper Jack Salad
Amount Per Serving
Calories 519 Calories from Fat 387
% Daily Value*
Fat 43g66%
Saturated Fat 14g88%
Cholesterol 54mg18%
Sodium 542mg24%
Potassium 844mg24%
Carbohydrates 21g7%
Fiber 5g21%
Sugar 11g12%
Protein 16g32%
Vitamin A 21402IU428%
Vitamin C 31mg38%
Calcium 273mg27%
Iron 1mg6%
* Percent Daily Values are based on a 2000 calorie diet.

 

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  1. Nancy says
  2. I miss salad bars! The ones that are around are super expensive….but it gave me an early love for salad!

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