This dinner salad is a perfect light and quick, yet refined, meal. The mustard tarragon vinaigrette complements the slightly bitter salad greens, while the pear adds a hint of sweetness.
3 tablespoons finely chopped walnuts
4 large eggs
2 bacon slices (uncooked)
8 cups gourmet salad greens
1/4 cup (1 ounce) crumbled blue cheese
1 Bartlett pear, cored and thinly sliced
1 tablespoon white wine vinegar
1 tablespoon extravirgin olive oil
1/2 teaspoon dried tarragon
1/2 teaspoon Dijon mustard
4 (1-inch-thick) slices French bread baguette, toasted
How to Make It
Place nuts in a small skillet; cook over medium-high heat 3 minutes or until lightly browned, shaking pan frequently. Remove from heat; set aside.
Break 1 egg into each of 4 (6-ounce) custard cups coated with cooking spray. Cover with plastic wrap, and microwave at high for 40 seconds or until set; let stand 1 minute. Remove eggs from cups; drain on paper towels.
Cook bacon in a skillet over medium-high heat until crisp; cool slightly. Remove bacon from the pan, reserving 1 teaspoon drippings. Crumble bacon. Combine walnuts, bacon, greens, blue cheese, and pear in a large bowl.
Combine 1 teaspoon reserved drippings, vinegar, oil, tarragon, and mustard in small bowl; stir with a whisk. Drizzle over greens mixture; toss gently. Arrange 2 cups salad mixture on each of 4 serving plates; top each serving with 1 egg and 1 toast slice.
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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?
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.
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.
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.
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.
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