House Salad w/ Hot Bacon Honey Mustard Dressing {primal; dairy-free option}

Hot Bacon Honey Mustard Dressing Recipe

14+ years ago, I went on a date with a really great guy. Long story short, we got married. It was a good date. The date started at a local restaurant that had the world’s best salad and croissants. After a few years, the restaurant closed down and it’s been over a decade since I tasted what was the best salad dressing ever.

House Salad w/ Hot Bacon Honey Mustard Dressing {primal; grain-free; dairy-free option}

It wasn’t until just recently that it even crossed my mind to try and recreate the salad and dressing. I can’t really say how accurate I was in the recreation since it’s been so long, but this turned out so good that I don’t think it matters how closely it resembles the original.

House Salad w/ Hot Bacon Honey Mustard Dressing {primal; grain-free; dairy-free option}

House Salad Recipe (Hot Bacon Grease Trick)

The key to this dressing is the hot bacon grease. I know that might sound weird, and even a little gross, but I promise it’s what makes this dressing the best you’ll ever have. If you’re not already saving the grease from your bacon, you need to start. Simply strain it through a mesh sieve into a glass jar and store it in the fridge. Use it to cook up veggies and eggs instead of using other cooking fats.

House Salad w/ Hot Bacon Honey Mustard Dressing {primal; grain-free; dairy-free option}

This Hot Bacon Honey Mustard Dressing is dairy-free but the salad does have cheese added to it, so if you’re dairy-free, just omit the cheese and you’ve got a perfectly dairy-free meal. We like to make extras and have a side salad for lunch each day.

House Salad w/ Hot Bacon Honey Mustard Dressing {primal; grain-free; dairy-free option}
House Salad w/ Hot Bacon Honey Mustard Dressing {primal; grain-free; dairy-free option}
House Salad w/ Hot Bacon Honey Mustard Dressing {primal; grain-free; dairy-free option}

Recipe: House Salad w/ Hot Bacon Honey Mustard Dressing {primal}

By Kendra Benson  , , ,

January 16, 2017

This House Salad w/ Hot Bacon Honey Mustard Dressing is restaurant quality right in your own home. Naturally gluten-free with a dairy-free option.

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  • Prep: 10 mins
  • Yields: 4 servings

Ingredients

Dressing (yields approx. 1-1/2 cups)

6 Tbsp Paleo Lime Mayo

4 Tbsp Sir Kensington's Dijon Mustard

1 Tbsp Yellow Mustard

A few drops of your favorite hot sauce (optional)

Scant 1/4 tsp Sea Salt

1/8 tsp Fresh Ground Black Pepper

3 Tbsp Honey

1/2 cup + 2 Tbsp Bacon Fat, melted and hot

Salad

1/2 head Iceburg Lettuce

1 head Romaine Lettuce

1/2 cup Smoked Ham Slices, chopped

1/2 cup Smoked Turkey Slices, chopped

1/2 cup Shredded Cheddar Cheese (leave out for dairy-free)

2-3 Hard Boiled Eggs, sliced

Cherry Tomatoes, halved

Sliced Almonds

6 slices Cooked Bacon, crumbled

Directions

Dressing

1In a bowl, whisk together all of the dressing ingredients except the bacon fat. Set aside.

Salad

1Add mixed greens to a large mixing bowl. Add in ham, turkey, shredded cheddar (if using), eggs, cherry tomatoes, almonds, and crumbled bacon. Toss to combine.

2Divide salad into 4 individual serving bowls.

3Stir the bacon fat into the prepared honey mustard dressing. Drizzle onto the individual salads.

Make-Ahead Option

1To make the Hot Bacon Honey Mustard Dressing in advance, combine all ingredients except bacon fat and store in the fridge. When ready to use, heat up the bacon fat and mix in right before pouring onto salad.

** Nutritional Information is for Hot Bacon Honey Mustard Dressing ONLY.

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Nutrition Facts

Serving Size1 Tbsp Dressing
Calories78.7
Sodium119.6 mg
Potassium1.5 mg
Cholesterol6.4 mg
Sugar2.2 g
Total Fat7.8 g
Saturated Fat2.5 g
Polyunsaturated Fat2.1 g
Monounsaturated Fat3.0 g
Total Carbohydrates2.2 g
This House Salad w/ Hot Bacon Honey Mustard Dressing is restaurant quality right in your own home. Naturally gluten-free with a dairy-free option. #primal
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0 Comments on “House Salad w/ Hot Bacon Honey Mustard Dressing {primal; dairy-free option}

  1. Laura

    We used to go to a restaurant in Myrtle Beach (Carolina Roadhouse by California Dreamin’) that had this salad & dressing! BEST stuff EVER!! If you figure out how to make the honey butter croissants in a paleo-friendly way, PLEASE let me know!

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    1. Kendra Benson

      YES! California Dreaming is owned by the same company that owned the restaurant where I first had this salad. My parents still travel to SC and get the salad every time. I have not given up on trying to make the croissants paleo. They are slightly life-changing… 😉

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