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Bacon Blue Cheese House Salad with Sweet Basil Vinaigrette

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What's not to love in this bacon blue cheese house salad with sweet basil vinaigrette? Tender greens tossed with crispy bacon, stinky blue cheese, buttery, toasted pine nuts and briny olives is drizzle with a homemade sweet basil vinaigrette. SO good.
Course Recipes
Cuisine American, Italian
Keyword bacon, blue cheese, homemade salad dressing, pine nuts, salad, vinaigrette
Prep Time 10 mins
Cook Time 20 mins
Total Time 30 mins
Servings 6 servings
Calories 345
Author Laurie McNamara


  • 1 recipe sweet basil vinaigrette
  • 6 strips Applewood smoked bacon
  • 2 to 3 ounces blue cheese
  • 1/3 cup toasted pine nuts
  • 1/2 cup kalamata olives
  • freshly ground black pepper


  • Prepare the vinaigrette.
  • In a skillet, cook the bacon until crispy. Drain and cool on a paper towel lined plate, then chop.
  • Then in a dry skillet, add the pine nuts and heat on medium and toss occasionally until toasted.
  • Place the lettuces on a platter or in a large serving bowl. Top with chopped bacon, crumbled blue cheese and toasted pine nuts.
  • Scatter the kalamata olives and drizzle with the sweet basil vinaigrette and a few grinds of freshly ground black pepper.


Serving: 1g | Calories: 345kcal | Carbohydrates: 9g | Protein: 6g | Fat: 32g | Saturated Fat: 7g | Polyunsaturated Fat: 6g | Monounsaturated Fat: 18g | Trans Fat: 1g | Cholesterol: 22mg | Sodium: 664mg | Potassium: 139mg | Fiber: 1g | Sugar: 7g | Vitamin A: 181IU | Vitamin C: 2mg | Calcium: 62mg | Iron: 1mg