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Bacon Avocado Salad

Total Time

Prep/Total Time: 25 min.

Makes

10 servings

Everyone in my family loves this bacon and avocado salad—even the younger kids! I serve it at pretty much every get-together I've hosted, and at this point, the recipe's been shared too many times to count. —Noreen McCormick Danek, Cromwell, Connecticut
Bacon Avocado Salad Recipe photo by Taste of Home

Ingredients

  • 3/4 cup extra virgin olive oil
  • 1/4 cup red wine vinegar
  • 4 teaspoons sugar
  • 2 garlic cloves, minced
  • 1 teaspoon salt
  • 1 teaspoon Dijon mustard
  • SALAD:
  • 1 bunch romaine, chopped (about 12 cups)
  • 3/4 pound bacon strips, cooked and crumbled
  • 3 medium tomatoes, chopped
  • 1 medium red onion, halved and thinly sliced
  • 3 medium ripe avocados, peeled and cubed
  • 2 tablespoons lemon juice
  • 1 cup crumbled Gorgonzola or feta cheese

Directions

  1. Place first 6 ingredients in a jar with a tight-fitting lid; shake well until blended. Refrigerate until serving.
  2. In a large bowl, combine romaine, bacon, tomatoes and onion. Toss avocados with lemon juice and add to salad. Sprinkle with cheese. Serve with dressing, shaking the jar to blend again if needed.

Nutrition Facts

1-1/3 cups: 339 calories, 31g fat (7g saturated fat), 22mg cholesterol, 626mg sodium, 10g carbohydrate (4g sugars, 5g fiber), 9g protein.

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