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Bacon and Goat Cheese Salad Recipe

Atkins Bacon and Goat Cheese Salad
Net Atkins Count ™
Prep Time: 25 Minutes
Cook Time: 15 Minutes
Phase: Phase 3
Difficulty: Difficult
* Any adjustments made to the serving values will only update the ingredients of that recipe and not change the directions.









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  • 6 medium slice (yield after cooking) Bacon
  • 4 cup shredded Cos or Romaine Lettuce
  • 2 cup, chopped Endive
  • 3 tbsp chopped Chives
  • 8 oz Goats Cheese (Soft)
  • 1 large Egg (Whole)
  • 2 tablespoon Extra Virgin Olive Oil
  • 1 1/2 tbsp Red Wine Vinegar
  • 1 tbsp Dijon Mustard
  • 3/4 tsp Black Pepper
  • 1 1/2 serving Atkins Low Carb Wheat Bread


Use the Atkins recipe to make Atkins Low Carb Wheat Bread, you will need 1 1/2 slices, toast the slices then blend in a blender into fine crumbs in step 3.
  1. FOR SALAD: Cook bacon in a large nonstick skillet over medium heat, turning once, until crisp, about 6 to 7 minutes. Transfer with a slotted spoon to paper towels. Reserve 1 tablespoon of bacon drippings.
  2. Chop the Romaine lettuce, endive and chives then combine in a serving bowl and set aside. 
  3. In a food processor or blender, process bread to make crumbs; spread crumbs on a plate. Place goat cheese slices cut side down on work surface and press lightly to flatten. In a small bowl whisk the egg and dip each slice of cheese allowing the excess to drip off. Place on crumbs, pressing to coat evenly and completely.
  4. Wipe out bacon skillet with a paper towel; add oil and heat over medium heat. Add goat-cheese patties and cook until browned, about 2 minutes per side (reduce heat if browning occurs too fast or cheese is melting). Transfer to a plate lined with paper towels. Remove skillet from heat but reserve the bacon grease fro the dressing.
  5. DRESSING: Add reserved bacon drippings, olive oil, vinegar, mustard and pepper to skillet. Whisk to combine. Add warm dressing and bacon to bowl with greens. Toss to combine. Arrange salad on individual serving plates and top each with a goat-cheese patty.

Cooking Tip

Feel free to swap in your favorite lettuce for this recipe, as net carb change will likely be minimal.

How we calculate the Net Atkins Count™

In the Atkins Nutritional Approach®, the Net Atkins Count™ is calculated by subtracting the number of grams of fiber and polyols (such as glycerin and sugar alcohols) from the total grams of carbohydrates in whole foods. This reflects the idea that fiber and polyols minimally impacts blood sugar levels at the doses present in the products.