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Dandelion Salad with Blue Cheese and Tomato Dressing

This is a delicious recipe that is easy to make and a meal on its own.
Prep Time 15 mins
Cook Time 15 mins
Total Time 35 mins
Servings 4 People


Blue Cheese & Tomato Dressing

  • 1/4 Cup Blue cheese crumbled
  • 2 Tbs White wine vinegar
  • 2 Tsp Maple syrup
  • 1/4 Cup Extra-virgin olive oil
  • 2 Large Tomatoes
  • 1/2 Tsp Salt
  • 2 Tbs Fresh tarragon chopped
  • To taste Freshly ground pepper


  • 4 Ounces Small pasta shells
  • 2 Slices Bacon
  • 1/4 Cup Blue cheese crumbled
  • 1/2 Red onion diced
  • 2 Cups Dandelion greens
  • 2 Cups Spinach


To prepare the Blue Cheese & Tomato Dressing

  • Combine blue cheese, vinegar, maple syrup, oil, tomatoes, salt, pepper and tarragon in a blender and blend until combined.

To prepare salad

  • Bring a large saucepan of water to a boil and cook the pasta according to the package directions.
  • Drain, rinse with cold water and set aside.
  • Cook bacon in a large skillet over medium heat until crisp, about 4 minutes.
  • Remove the bacon and add the red onion and sauté for 5 minutes.
  • When the bacon is cooled chop into small pieces.
  • Add the spinach to a salad bowl.
  • Add the dandelions and pasta shells.
  • Add the blue cheese, onion to the mix.
  • Toss the salad.
  • Serve with the Blue Cheese & Tomato Dressing.