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Italian Bacon Salad with warm homemade apricot dressing. Goat cheese, pistachios, bacon and spring mix salad.
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5 from 3 votes

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
  • ¼ C pistachios
  • ½ C soft goat cheese


  • 4 tablespoon warm bacon grease
  • 2 tablespoon apricot preserves
  • 2 tablespoon maple syrup
  • 2 tablespoon 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.