Italian Bacon Salad with warm homemade apricot dressing. Goat cheese, pistachios, bacon and spring mix salad.
Print Recipe

Italian Bacon Salad with Warm Apricot Dressing

Delicious Italian Inspired Salad with Warm Apricot Dressing
Prep Time15 mins
Course: Appetizer, Salad
Cuisine: American, Italian
Servings: 4 servings


  • 4 C spring mix
  • 4 slices bacon cooked and crumbled
  • 1/4 C pistachios
  • 1/2 C soft goat cheese


  • 4 Tbsp warm bacon grease
  • 2 Tbsp apricot preserves
  • 2 Tbsp maple syrup
  • 2 Tbsp olive oil
  • dash of salt and pepper


  • Heat oven to 400°F. Line a baking sheet with foil. Place bacon on the foil and bake for about 15 minutes until crispy. Reserve bacon grease for the dressing.
  • Crumble goat cheese with your hands. Toss together salad, pistachios, goat cheese and bacon.
  • In a small saucepan add dressing ingredients and heat until warmed through and well combined.
  • Pour dressing over salad and serve while warm.