Bacon Pear Cobb Salad Recipe

This Bacon Pear Cobb Salad Recipe is a delicious salad to serve as a main dish, or side dish for fall entertaining or Thanksgiving!

Bacon Pear Cobb Salad Recipe

After a wonderful weekend with out-of-town friends, enjoying the beautiful outdoors here in central Oregon, we ate a simple Pear Cobb Salad for dinner last tonight, made with sweet Bartlett Pears and crisp bacon, so delicious topped with Creamy Blue Cheese Dressing!

But first, I want to share a table setting for a dinner party that was held in my backyard a few years back, in Medford.

I like to call it my “Juicy Pear Tablescape.”

Bacon Pear Cobb Salad Recipe

I truly miss the southern Oregon colors this year, not quite as vibrant here in Bend. But … not enough to go back. We love it here so much!

For the table details, using chalkboard boxes for the centerpieces, write cute sayings: Juicy pears, So juicy, Comice, Bartlett, etc.

Bacon Pear Cobb Salad Recipe

I ran one large piece of chalkboard paper down the center of the table.

Bacon Pear Cobb Salad Recipe

Set the table with Dollar Store black plates, glass salad plates, drinking glasses, Mikasa chalkboard wine glasses.

Bacon Pear Cobb Salad Recipe

Bacon Pear Cobb Salad Recipe

Now for our simple salad, after a full weekend of nature and great friends. My love cup is full! :)

Add pear branches in each centerpiece box, placing 1-2 pears in each.

Bacon Pear Cobb Salad Recipe

For the salad, cook the quantity bacon, drain and set aside.

Chop the remaining ingredients. (Need a quick way for hard cooked eggs? Recipe, here:)

Layer on a beautiful platter. Serve the dressing on the side!

Bacon Pear Cobb Salad Recipe

Whether a lunch, a side salad for a lighter dinner, or a side for a brunch, for fall, we love this salad made with juicy pears!

I’ve shared a Strawberry Cobb Salad with Poppyseed Dressing, a Spinach Cobb Salad, and a Salmon Nicoise Salad here on RE, but you can get creative with any kind of fruit, or dried fruit (cranberries, cherries, blueberries?)

If you aren’t a fan of bacon, you can add some ham or leftover chicken, or forget the meat all together and make it a vegetarian dish.

Happy “pear” entertaining, Friends!

Bacon Pear Cobb Salad Recipe

Bacon Pear Cobb Salad Recipe

Boil the perfect egg with these simple instructions, here.

Ingredients:

  • 1 head lettuce (any variety, I love butter lettuce)
  • 8 slices local (or organic) bacon
  • 3 eggs, hard cooked and peeled
  • 2 avocados
  • 2 tomatoes (or equivalent amount of cherry tomatoes)
  • 2 ripe pears
  • Blue Cheese Dressing

Directions:

  1. Set a frying pan over medium heat and fry the bacon until crisp (3 – 5 minutes on each side).
  2. While the bacon is cooking, dice the hard cooked egg, avocados, tomatoes, onions, and pear.
  3. Chop and arrange the lettuce on a large platter.
  4. Drain the bacon on paper towels. When it is cool enough to handle, dice into small pieces.
  5. Arrange the toppings in rows over the lettuce.
  6. Serve with a side of homemade (or store bought) blue cheese dressing.
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Bacon Pear Cobb Salad Recipe

Juicy Pear Tablescape + Bacon Pear Cobb Salad Recipe

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