This delicious low carb salad is brimming with crunchy cheddar cheese crisps, crisp spinach, juicy tomatoes, and smoky bacon dijon dressing.
I have a new favorite salad. Ever, ever. I’ve made probably half a dozen times over the past couple of weeks and am still not sick of it. It’s flavorful, it’s varied, it looks pretty, and I’m super excited to share it with you today. I did say that it’s also healthy, low carb, and gluten-free, right? Yep, it is. You have to try it for all those reasons, but the biggest reason is the taste. Cheese, spinach, bacon, tomatoes… the flavors come together perfectly.
The ingredients for salad are readily available year round, but they are perfect for the upcoming summer months as spinach and tomatoes come into season. It’s probably a little early for that, but I just couldn’t wait to put this wonderful recipe out there. Make it now, make it later – if you’re like me, you’ll want to make it again and again.
After making my low carb spicy chicken cheddar nachos using cheddar cheese chips, I’ve been dying to try crumbling them up into a salad. I just knew that the crisps would create the perfect crunch. They’re like croutons, but subtract the carbs and add that wonderful sharp cheddar flavor. Then I thought, what else goes with cheddar cheese? Bacon! (Well, actually bacon goes with all kinds of things, but cheddar cheese is definitely one of them. I digress.) Well then, bacon dressing it is. Make it bacon dijon dressing, because that combination is just awesome. Throw in an array of spinach, tomatoes, eggs, and red onions, for the perfect splash of color.
Did I mention you have to try this salad?
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