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Cucumber Wrap Salad with Bacon and Blue Cheese


  • Author: Kate Morgan Jackson
  • Prep Time: 20 minutes
  • Cook Time: 18 minutes
  • Total Time: 38 minutes
  • Yield: 4-6 servings 1x
  • Category: Side Dish
  • Method: Oven
  • Cuisine: American

Description

This easy recipe for cucumber wrap salad with bacon and blue cheese looks very fancy, but is a simple and elegant first course!


Ingredients

  • 2 tablespoons chopped pecans (or use any other favorite nuts you like)
  • 2 medium English cucumbers
  • 3 cups mixed baby greens
  • 2 cooked thick-cut bacon slices, halved
  • 1/3 cup shredded or matchstick carrots
  • 1/4 cup crumbled blue cheese
  • Salt and freshly ground pepper to taste
  • Salad dressing to taste (any sort of vinaigrette will work great)

Instructions

  1. Place chopped pecans in a single layer in a shallow pan. Bake at 350ยบ for 8 minutes or until lightly toasted, stirring occasionally. Let cool 30 minutes or until completely cool.
  2. Using a mandoline slicer or a vegetable peeler (and being super careful because mandolines are sharp!), cut cucumbers lengthwise into very thin strips just until seeds are visible. Discard cucumber core. Shape largest cucumber slices into 4 (2 1/2- to 2 3/4-inch-wide) rings and secure with a toothpick.
  3. Stand rings upright on 4 serving plates. Fill each cucumber ring evenly with mixed greens, next 3 ingredients, and toasted pecans. Sprinkle with salt and pepper to taste. Drizzle each salad with vinaigrette.