The bacon and blue cheese combination is a total hit!

Swiss Chard Salad with Bacon & Blue Cheese

by Dishing Up the Dirt

Prep Time: 15 minutes  |  Cook Time: 7 minutes  |  Serves: 4


  • Dressing
    • 2 Tablespoons balsamic vinegar
    • 1 Tablespoon honey
    • 1 teaspoon dijon mustard
    • 1/4 cup extra virgin olive oil
    • coarse salt and ground pepper to taste


    • 1 bunch of swiss chard
    • 4 strips of good quality bacon
    • 1/4 cup blue cheese, crumbled
    • 1/4 cup pickled chard stems (optional)
    • Flakey sea salt


  1. Whisk together all the ingredients for the dressing and set aside.
  2. Wash and dry the chard and remove the stems (makequick pickled chard stems) Stack the chard leaves and roll them like a cigar. Slice the leaves into thin ribbons. Place the chard ribbons in a large bowl and set aside.
  3. Place the bacon in a large skillet. Turn the heat to medium-high and fry the bacon until crisp. Remove from the pan and place on paper towels to drain. Once cool enough to hanld roughly chop the bacon.
  4. Toss half of the dressing with the chard leaves and use your hands to gently massage the dressing into the leaves. Divide the chard between plates and top each plate with crumbled bacon, blue cheese, pickled chard stems and a drizzle of more dressing.


  • Use this recipe as a guide
  • Adjust measurements and ingredients as necessary
  • Cooking times will vary from kitchen to kitchen

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