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

Recipe Macros

Tracking your macros is important while trying to remain in Ketosis. Here they are for one serving (2 Tbsp) of this salad dressing.

Fat

Fat: 4.4g

Protein

Protein: <1g

Carb

Carbs: 1.1g (net)

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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}

Course: Main Course, Side Dish
Prep Time: 10 minutes
Servings: 4
Calories: 44.3 kcal
Author: Kendra Benson
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Ingredients

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

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

Instructions

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

Salad

  1. Add 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.
  2. Divide salad into 4 individual serving bowls.
  3. Stir the bacon fat into the prepared honey mustard dressing. Drizzle onto the individual salads.

Make-Ahead Option

  1. To 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.

Recipe Notes

  • Nutritional Information is for Hot Bacon Honey Mustard Dressing ONLY.
Nutrition Facts
House Salad w/ Hot Bacon Honey Mustard Dressing {primal}
Amount Per Serving (2 Tbsp)
Calories 44.3 Calories from Fat 40
% Daily Value*
Total Fat 4.4g 7%
Saturated Fat 1.3g 7%
Cholesterol 3.6mg 1%
Sodium 45.4mg 2%
Potassium 1.6mg 0%
Total Carbohydrates 1.1g 0%
Sugars 1g
* Percent Daily Values are based on a 2000 calorie diet.
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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3 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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  2. Holly

    You are amazingly talented with food Kendra! I just happened to stumble upon your blog and I’ve tried several recipes in the last few weeks…all of them awesome! This one is no exception. YUM!!! I can’t wait to read all your recipes! I love cassava flour and unrefined sugars such as maple as ingredients so this is right up our alley! Keep ‘um comin! 😋

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