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  • 1 head romaine lettuce, cut
  • 1/2 small radicchio, cut
  • 1/2 pear or apple, peeled and sliced thin
  • 4 slices thick-cut bacon, diced and crispy
  • 1/2 candied walnuts, plus more for garnish
  • 1 Cup mayo
  • 3/4 buttermilk
  • 2 teaspoons Worcestershire sauce
  • 2 Tablespoons ketchup
  • 1/2 teaspoon garlic powder
  • 1/2 teaspoon cracked black pepper, plus for garnish
  • 5 ounces roquefort cheese, crumbled

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A few weeks ago, as I was updating my Feast of the Seven Fishes blog, I knew I wanted to add a recipe for Creamy Lobster Bisque. It got me reminiscing about this restaurant back in Pennsylvania. They served the most incredible Lobster Bisque. Honestly, I can taste it right now. The restaurant has since closed, but it also got me thinking of another restaurant, just a few miles down the road from it, that served this fabulous Red Roquefort Salad.

Admittedly, I have never seen this salad on any menu in years. So, I wanted to reintroduce it in a somewhat updated version. Honestly, this salad was so incredibly perfect. However, feel free to add a few of your own favorite ingredients.

What is roquefort cheese? It is a type of blue cheese make from French sheep’s milk. It’s not necessarily a mild cheese, but is definitely more mild than gorgonzola. If you having trouble finding roquefort cheese in your local grocery store, you can substitute with any mild blue cheese. That sounds kind of odd, right? All blue cheese has a sort of pungent flavor. You get my drift.

Romaine and radicchio were my choice as the base of this salad. They not only paired well together, but stood up to the creamy texture of the dressing. Super crisp bacon lent to the perfect amount of saltiness. The thin sliced pears and candied walnuts gave this Red Roquefort Salad the tiny bit of sweet, and loads of crunchy texture. Although I did not add red onions, I just may next time. Of course, I created a little video for TikTok. Click here to view. If you are not yet a member of this platform, use my code 5SSIS800K0H06 to sign up!

red roquefort salad in an odd shaped brown bowl with a wooden bowl of extra dressing in the background


One of the things I love most about this recipe is that there is really not much cooking involved, except for the bacon. Heat the oven to 375 degrees. Place the bacon strips on a cookie sheet and allow to bake until they become super crispy. While the bacon is in the oven, prepare the other ingredients. If you so desire, use the microwave to cook the bacon.


In my opinion, this amazing dressing is the star of the show. This recipe will make a lot, so either cut in half, or store any leftovers in your fridge. It should last about a week. Well, who am I kidding? You will make this salad again the next day. Or, if nothing else, find another use for the dressing. It’s really that good!

Whisk up all of the ingredients for the dressing in a bowl, except for the roquefort cheese. Crumble the cheese and gently fold it into the sauce. Be sure to coat all of the cheese crumbles. Reserve in fridge.


Grab a salad bowl. Cut the romaine and radicchio as you normally would for a salad. Add in the thinly sliced pears or apples. Give it a toss. Crumble the bacon. Throw in the crispy bacon along with the candied walnuts. I got lucky and found these Bella Maria Caramelized Walnuts at my local grocery store. If you cannot find them, you can order from Amazon by clicking here. Use any leftover nuts as an addition to your favorite Charcuterie and Cheese Board. Give the salad another gentle toss.

Drizzle with the dressing. Garnish this fabulous Red Roquefort Salad with freshly ground black pepper and a few more candied walnuts. ENJOY! Want to make this as a meal? Add your favorite protein. Chicken or salmon would be great additions!


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Our life has changed dramatically in the past few years with the passing of our two goldendoodles, Vegas and Viva. We were lucky enough to have Vegas for five years (totally wish it was longer). Most recently, losing our Viva to a brain tumor in July of 2020. We welcomed our mini goldendoodle 7, almost seven years ago. We just added the amazing Hazel! Be sure to check out my recipe for Pet Bone Broth! This broth is super rich in nutrients and will provide your pet with a multitude of health benefits!


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