Whole30 Cobb Salad With Warm Bacon Dressing
Yup, you read that right. Naked Bacon isn’t just a topping on the salad, it’s the dressing too! Rendered bacon fat from Naked Bacon is a flavor powerhouse, so make sure you save it — We think it’s pretty magical stuff! Use the rendered fat to roast vegetables, fry eggs, and even make the most savory pie crusts ever (just think of the Chicken Pot Pies you could make!). Whole30 Coach Melissa Tenholder recently shared with us another amazing way to cook with rendered bacon fat. This is her recipe for WARM BACON DRESSING on an absolutely fantastic WHOLE30 COBB SALAD. We think this would be awesome for a meal prepped lunch or a quick and delicious dinner!
Kale or spinach
Hard Boiled Eggs
Sliced almonds (or any other nut)
Thinly sliced chicken
WARM BACON DRESSING
2 Tbsp. rendered bacon fat
2 Tbsp. apple cider vinegar
1 tsp. dijon mustard
pinch each of garlic powder, salt and pepper
1. Cook bacon on the stovetop over medium heat. Recommend ~2 pieces of sugar-free Naked Bacon per serving.
2. Transfer the cooked bacon to paper towels and pour the remaining bacon fat into a bowl.
3. Cook the chicken in a small bit of the remaining bacon fat in the same pan. Add a bit of oil if needed. Season liberally with salt and pepper.
4. Whisk together the warm bacon fat, vinegar, mustard, and spices.
5. Arrange the greens and your desired toppings in a salad bowl. Add a pinch of salt and pepper to taste.
6. Drizzle the warm dressing over the salad and gently toss to combine.
Pro-tips: You can arrange this salad in advance and dress it at the last minute. The dressing may need to be warmed and whisked if it cools too much, but it is fine to store it in the fridge!
Melissa Tenholder is a Whole30 Certified Coach, cancer survivor, mom, fellow St. Louis native, and all-around awesome person. Be sure to connect with her more on Instagram or Facebook!