Lee Harrelson
4 servings

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.

How to Make It

Step 1

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.

Step 2

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.

Step 3

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.

Step 4

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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Ratings & Reviews


August 16, 2017
Very good.  I doubled the dressing because we like a lot of dressing.  I thought it was a bit too tart, so I added a touch of honey to the salad dressing.  Husband loved it.

asmajaved9's Review

June 29, 2012

cathyfc's Review

January 30, 2012

stellacorona's Review

August 18, 2014
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?

joejoecooks's Review

May 19, 2009
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.

efedako's Review

August 22, 2011
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.

kateford's Review

November 30, 2010
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.

ckwise's Review

July 27, 2011
Great combination! My 3 year old even liked it.

mbartusch's Review

April 01, 2014
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.

books4gail's Review

June 04, 2011
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.