Bacon Pear Cobb Salad Recipe is a delicious side, lunch, or main dish salad with slices of pears, avocados, eggs, and blue cheese dressing!

platter of sliced eggs, avocado, pear salad with crumbled bacon in the center

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. It was made with sweet Bartlett Pears and crisp bacon, so delicious topped with Creamy Blue Cheese Dressing! And I’m also dying to try this Lobster Cobb Salad!

Bacon Pear Cobb Salad Recipe

We love pears this time of year! You may also want to try my Pear Croissant Breakfast Casserole or Pear Coffee Cake Recipe!

white bowl of pear and bacon salad with blue cheese dressing on the side

Ingredients for a pear cobb salad

  • Head of butter lettuce
  • Bacon
  • Soft boiled eggs (follow my Perfect Soft Boiled Egg Recipe)
  • Avocados
  • Tomatoes
  • Ripe pears (for this salad, we love Bartlett pears)
  • Blue Cheese Dressing (I buy chunky blue cheese dressing in the refrigerator section)

Juicy Pear Tablescape

But first, I want to take you back to my backyard in Medford, Oregon. I like to call this my “Juicy Pear Tablescape.”

beautiful pear tablescape in the outdoors

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! :) But we do miss our loved ones and friends a lot.

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

pear tablescape in the outdoors

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

fall tablescape decorated with pears (setting for 14)

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

juicy fall tablescape with pears

How to make a Bacon Pear Cobb Salad

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.

salad bowl of pear, bacon, avocado salad with blue cheese dressing on the side

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

Chop the remaining ingredients. (Need a quick way for soft cooked eggs?)

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

pear salad with sliced avocado, egg, and chopped bacon

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 Shrimp 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?)

pear avocado salad with eggs and bacon and blue cheese dressing in a blue bowl

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!

pear salad with sliced avocado, egg, and chopped bacon
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Bacon Pear Cobb Salad Recipe

Boil the perfect egg with these simple instructions, here.

Ingredients

  • 1 head butter lettuce, or any variety
  • 8 slices bacon, cooked and crumbled
  • 3 soft boiled eggs, peeled, and sliced
  • 2 avocados, sliced
  • 2 tomatoes, sliced, or cherry tomatoes halved
  • 2 ripe pears, sliced (we love Barlett)
  • Blue Cheese Dressing

Instructions

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

Notes

Orginally shared NOV 2016
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slices of pears, avocado, eggs, on green salad with bacon

Juicy Pear Tablescape

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