Take-out Tuesday, Autumn Vegetable Salad with Warm Corn & Bacon Vinaigrette

We have been dealing with the remnants of Hurricane Patricia on the Gulf Coast.  The wind is howling, huge waves are breaking…


Our house built on stilts shakes and sways every so often… scary stuff!  👻

ghost boat thepaintedapron.com

These photos were taken from inside because you couldn’t open the door against the force of the wind


Inside everything was cozy and dry,

beach pumpkin centerpiece

We had power and groceries,  so I got to play in the kitchen

corn salad ingredients

Warm salads are a nice choice as the weather turns cooler,  not to mention,  WETTER ☔️

corn and brussels

I opted for fresh raw greens as the base of my Autumn Vegetable Salad


Spinach, kale, raddichio, romaine….you can take a short cut and use a little help from prepared salad in a bag, so handy for getting a variety of goodies


The “dressing” is actually a combination of the warm ingredients plus a little bacon fat, vinegar and mustard


Saute diced bacon until crisp.  Remove and drain.  Pour off all but 1 T of bacon grease from skillet

corn and brussels

Saute the other vegetables in the bacon drippings

skillet salad dressing

Add vinegar and mustard to skillet and stir.  Add more bacon drippings, vinegar and mustard as desired to create the vinaigrette


Toss bacon into vegetables and stir.  Pour over salad greens

warm corn salad

The warm vinaigrette of vegetables marries with the crisp salad greens for a delightful and satisfying dish

You can add additional vinaigrette if you like a wetter salad

Mixed Green Salad with Corn & Bacon Dressing

Bacon and corn are sauteed with several other vegetables, bacon drippings, vinegar and mustard a warm dressing to serve over mixed salad greens
Prep Time 20 minutes
Course Main Course, Salad, Side Dish
Cuisine American
Servings 2


  • 3 cups mixed greens
  • 3 slices bacon diced
  • 2 green onions diced
  • 1 cup fresh, canned or thawed frozen corn kernels
  • 2 cups cooked Brussels sprouts* [optional]
  • 2-4 T vinegar
  • 1-3 tsp honey mustard
  • salt and pepper


  • Place salad greens in individual bowls or one large bowl.
  • Cook bacon. Remove from skillet, reserving drippings and drain on paper towels. Add onion, corn and Brussels sprouts to skillet. Heat through. Stir in vinegar and mustard. Season with salt and pepper. Add bacon. Heat and add more bacon grease, vinegar and mustard to taste. Serve on top of prepared salad greens.


*roast sprouts at 400 for 30 minutes with olive oil, salt and pepper
substitute raw or roasted cauliflower or broccoli for sprouts if desired
You could also use sliced raw Brussels sprouts
Add cooked chicken for a heartier salad
Keyword bacon & corn salad, Brussels sprout salad, corn and bacon vinaigrette, dinner salad, salad
warm corn salad

So many goodies in this salad!

warm corn and bacon salad


Here’s another favorite warm salad Roasted Sweet Potato Spinach Salad with Maple Bacon

roasted sweet potato salad thepaintedapron.com 1


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19 Responses to “Take-out Tuesday, Autumn Vegetable Salad with Warm Corn & Bacon Vinaigrette”
  1. Mary says:

    Everything is better with bacon Jenna and I love a warm bacon vinaigrette on a salad! Love your medley of ingredients. I hope your beach house is safe from the howling winds, I’m sure your house swaying is scary 🙂

  2. Lynn says:

    Nice to see your outdoor pumpkin is hanging in there! Stay dry:@)

  3. Emily says:

    This looks delicious Jenna, and the vinaigrette is making me swoon. Got to try this. Glad you kept power while at the shore, that was some terrible weather.

    • Thanks Emily, I think you’ll love the salad, it’s my new favorite! Yes, it was very scary weather, our pier was underwater for a while, but water has receded and the sun’s trying to come out this morning >

  4. Rattlebridge says:

    Your salad is my new favorite, too. The mix, the textures, the taste–can’t beat that. The hurricane pictures are scary. Once at Orange Beach, AL, we rode out a tropical storm, and I thought the condo might topple. Nothing like those Gulf winds. Stay safe!

  5. I didn’t realize the our coast got such a storm out of Patricia. It has rained off and on here and there is quite a bit of wind, but nothing damaging. This salad looks really good. Now I am going to look and see if I have everything to do this later! You always inspire me with your efforts.

  6. Jodi says:

    Be safe Jenna – those photos sure show how scary it looks! Salad looks delish!!!!!!!

  7. This weather has really been something, hasn’t it?? LA got pounded Sat-Mon and we’re just starting to dry out. We sat in a deluge Sat. night at LSU – ha! But if my boy is still playing, I’m staying! I’m a bit worried about the beach house, so a friend of mine is going to drive to Gulf Shores this week just to check on things. I always lock up tight and put down storm shutters.

    Another warm salad hit! (I still make your warm stone fruit salad often).

    • Your house is probably fine, but it’s good you have someone to check on it~ we didn’t have any damage, just a lot of debris in the pool and yard. We spent the day cleaning up and the weather is back to normal. I can’t believe you sat in the rain for the game!! I’m so glad you like the salads! >

  8. Jenna, I love salads and this sounds so perfect for autumn! It has rained here in NE AL for the past two days with wind, but nothing like you have experienced! Be safe! Blessings, Pam

  9. Julie says:

    Oh no Jenna,
    Be careful and stay dry and safe. This salad looks amazing! Thanks for sharing the recipe.
    Julie xo

  10. Jacqueline says:

    My mouth was saying OOhh!! just like the darling little ghosties! What horrific weather. I saw it was going to hit the Gulf and cause havoc, but these are the first pictures I have seen.
    The salad sounds wonderful and a warm salad is a great transition. We are still having beautiful days, but cooler nights so I haven’t transitioned into fall cooking yet and this would be perfect.

    • Ironically I was worried about you and your house in Cabo, we were actually dumbstruck that it was so bad, no one predicted it in our area! Luckily we were there and able to secure things last minute~ Happy Halloween, I know you will be doing fabulous witchy things!!!


  11. Miz Helen says:

    Hi Jenna,
    I sure understand dealing with all that water, that’s what we have been doing. This looks like my kind of Salad! Thanks so much for sharing with Full Plate Thursday and hope you have a great week.
    Come Back Soon!
    Miz Helen

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