Jul 14

Chicken Spinach Salad Recipe with Warm Bacon-Artichoke Dressing



What the heck is a girl from Canada doing in a place where the thermometer creeps up into the hundreds on the hottest of summer days? This is the time of year when I take full control of the air-conditioner and threaten anyone that dares to turn it off or even nudge it upwards one notch. It’s not a pretty sight. Naturally, I do anything in my power to stop the heat from rising, including turning on the oven. That’s where light meals like this chicken and spinach salad come into play. With a drizzle of warm bacon and artichoke dressing, it feels as though you are eating something decadent – minus the “slaving over the stove” part.

Full credit for this recipe goes to Tammie and Alessa, of the blog Carolina HeartStrings. I spotted it over at Tasty Kitchen and set to work right away on preparing this satisfying salad. Head over to the Tasty Kitchen blog for the recipe and step-by-step photos for making the salad. Be sure to visit Carolina HeartStrings for more wonderful recipes and for Tammy’s and Alessa’s tales of living with diabetes, autism and teenaged daughters.

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1 Roxana GreenGirl July 14, 2011 at 9:50 pm

I don’t have a problem with the heat, just the humidity, if that makes sense. I have tho a problem if someone turns the stove on :))
This salad would make a great dinner idea.
Thanks for sharing Dara.


2 Katie July 14, 2011 at 10:11 pm

Gorgeous picture, gorgeous salad!


3 Lindsay @ Pinch of Yum July 15, 2011 at 7:06 am

Yum! I love artichokes. I am going to have to check out their blog…


4 Kristen July 15, 2011 at 7:45 am

I love artichokes and bacon – this looks like a winner of a recipe for sure. Yum! Miss you, girl!


5 Kathleen July 15, 2011 at 12:19 pm

What a killer combination!


6 claudia lamascolo/aka pegasuslegend July 15, 2011 at 2:09 pm

Awesome flavors here love it!


7 Maris (In Good Taste) July 15, 2011 at 6:30 pm

The salad looks wonderful but the dressing is taking top prize!


8 Miss @ Miss in the Kitchen July 16, 2011 at 12:10 am

I love summer salad suppers! Those girls at Carolina Heart Strings are pretty cool!


9 marla July 16, 2011 at 7:46 am

Dara, I have a feeling it got a lot hotter out your way since I was there last weekend. This salad is right up my alley. Thanks for borrowing it from TK & sharing it with us!


10 Amanda N - Wine and a Spoon July 18, 2011 at 10:37 am

YUM! Artichokes and bacon together… yes please! It’s 111 here in Phoenix today. It’s hard to make ANYTHING hot food-wise this time of year.


11 Annapet July 22, 2011 at 1:16 pm

What a beautiful dish and has a few of my favorites! Will visit Carolina HeartStrings! Thank you for sharing!


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