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Bacon and Berry Salad

Bacon and Berry Salad
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Nothing says springtime like fresh produce, and it shines in this salad recipe!

This salad is visually beautiful, and it tastes delicious. The sweet berries contrast the salty bacon perfectly.

Heinen’s greenhouse-grown strawberries are among the best on the market! They are delicious in this salad with Heinen’s CARE Certified bacon, Heinen’s spring mix and Nature Fresh greenhouse-grown cherry tomatoes. Don’t forget to make the simple homemade dressing and top with homemade croutons!

Bacon and Berry Salad in bowl surrounded by Heinen's Extra Virgin Olive Oil, Heinen's Honey, Fresh strawberries.

The crisp freshness of Heinen’s spring mix paired with the juicy burst of Nature Fresh cherry tomatoes creates a canvas of flavors and colors that celebrate the arrival of spring in every bite. With the ripe strawberries lending their natural sweetness and Heinen’s CARE Certified bacon adding a satisfyingly savory note, every mouthful is a symphony of taste sensations that evoke the essence of the season.

Why You’ll Love This Recipe

  • It offers the perfect balance of simplicity & sophistication. This versatile salad makes an effortless weeknight meal, but could also serve as an impressive dish for a spring gathering.
  • Its freshness is unparalleled. This salad includes ripe greenhouse grown strawberries and tomatoes alongside a refreshingly vibrant spring mix. Each forkful is like taking a bite out of the season.
  • The flavor contrast is delightful. The salty goodness of Heinen’s CARE Certified bacon intertwines with the sweetness of the berries, creating a palate-pleasing sensation.

Bacon and Berry Salad

Bacon and Berry Salad


For the Dressing

  • 1/4 cup Heinen’s extra virgin olive oil
  • 2 Tbsp. Heinen’s Dijon mustard
  • 1 Tbsp. Heinen’s honey
  • 1 Tbsp. apple cider vinegar
  • A pinch of salt and pepper

For the Salad

  • 4 cups Heinen’s spring mix
  • 1/2 cup greenhouse grown strawberries
  • 1/2 cup blueberries
  • 1/2 cup Nature Fresh cherry tomatoes, halved
  • 5 pieces Heinen’s CARE Certified bacon, cooked and coarsely chopped
  • 3 oz. Heinen's goat cheese
  • 1/2 loaf Heinen’s artisan bread, cut in cubes


For the Dressing

  1. Combine the olive oil, mustard, honey, apple cider vinegar and a pinch of salt and pepper in a small bowl. Whisk well and set aside.

For the Salad

  1. Preheat the oven to 350℉. Toss the fresh bread cubes with 1/4 cup Heinen’s extra virgin olive oil. Spread the bread on a lined baking sheet and bake for 20 minutes, flipping halfway through.
  2. Combine the spring mix, strawberries, blueberries, cherry tomatoes, bacon and goat cheese in a large salad bowl.
  3. Top with croutons, dressing and toss well. Serve and enjoy!
Christina Musgrave

By Christina Musgrave

Christina Musgrave is a recipe developer, food photographer and food writer. She’s always looking forward to her next meal. Her blog, Tasting with Tina, is a celebration of easy yet delicious recipes that help busy families create delicious meals and memories in their homes.

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