My husband and I loved this salad and I'll definitely make it again! It's a refreshing blend of flavors. I used turkey bacon and added cucumbers and a carrot. I'm a newbie when it comes to Tarragon and it's quickly becoming a favorite taste. Not sure I would fix this for guests unless I knew that they were willing to try something new.
Bistro Dinner Salad
joejoecooks Posted: 05/19/09
kateford Posted: 11/30/10
Great quick and inexpensive dinner salad. I omit the blue cheese because of dietry restrictions, but that doesn't make this salad any less delicious. I have this atleast one a month.
Cooker41 Posted: 07/21/10
Very good. It sounds unusual. When I describe it to friends they kind of say... hmmm interesting. The vinaigrette is sour but if you break up the runny egg yolk and lightly mix it into the salad it provides a creaminess that softens the sourness. I didn't have bacon so I pan fried some salami slices until crispy, worked well. I also substituted sunflower seeds for walnuts and feta for blue cheese. Really yummy.
books4gail Posted: 06/04/11
Delicious--I love the "egg on top" business. I halved the recipe for the two of us but must confess, made the full amount of dressing and the greens did not seem overdressed at all. Another good CL recipe: Eggs Poached in Curried Tomato Sauce.
ckwise Posted: 07/27/11
Great combination! My 3 year old even liked it.
efedako Posted: 08/22/11
Great salad. I switched the blue cheese to Feta but stuck to the rest of the recipe. The bacon bits jumped out between the sweet sour and tasted great. I didn't add an egg and instead combined it with a side tortellini.
mbartusch Posted: 04/01/14
Super yummy! Loved the bacon egg combination. At first I wondered how the pear would go, but it is a perfect compliment. I added just a touch of salt and pepper to my salad and that tasted great to me. My SO didn't think his needed it though. This was a very satisfying meal. I will definitely make this again.
stellacorona Posted: 08/18/14
very good! made as directed except i candied the walnuts. used hormel bacon bits. didn't realize you could make an egg like that !! (mine took about a minute extra) there were 4 of us and everyone commented how good it was. that little bit of vinaigrette went a long way. will def make again. i wonder if peaches would be good?