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This Spinach Bacon Salad with a buttermilk blue cheese dressing is perfect for a light lunch. It also features tomatoes and croutons that make it even more filling and delicious! | yummyaddiction.com
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Spinach Bacon Salad with Buttermilk Blue Cheese Dressing

Prep Time10 mins
Cook Time15 mins
Total Time25 mins
Servings: 2
Author: Yummy Addiction


For the salad:

  • 6 slices bacon
  • 1 cup bread cubes
  • 4 cups fresh spinach
  • 1/2 red onion , sliced
  • 1/2 cup cherry tomatoes , halved, or 1 large tomato, cut into pieces

For the dressing:

  • 1/4 cup Greek yogurt
  • 1 tablespoon white vinegar
  • 1 tablespoon fresh lemon juice
  • 1/4 cup buttermilk
  • 3 tablespoons crumbled blue cheese
  • salt and pepper , to taste


  • Fry the bacon in a pan until it's crispy. Drain on paper towels. Let cool, crumble, and set aside.
  • Wipe out the pan with paper towels and heat the olive oil over medium heat. Cook the bread cubes, until lightly browned, for about 7 minutes. Drain on paper towels. Set aside.
  • Now let's make the dressing. Whisk the yogurt, vinegar, and lemon juice in a small bowl. Add the buttermilk and whisk again. Add the blue cheese and season with salt and pepper to taste.
  • In a large bowl, add the spinach, onion, and half of the bread cubes. Toss together. Pour half of the dressing and toss once again. Arrange the bacon, tomatoes, and the remaining bread cubes over the salad and drizzle with the remaining dressing. Enjoy!


Adapted from Eat Greens: Seasonal Recipes to Enjoy in Abundance by Barbara Scott-Goodman