Grilled Napa Cabbage Salad with Spotted Trotter Bacon, Summer Squash, Kale and Smoked Onion & Yogurt Dressing


1-2 Head Cabbage
½ lb Local Kale
2 Each Summer Squash
4 Each Spring Onion Bulb or Vidalia
¼ lb Bacon (optional)
1 TBL Chopped Fresh Rosemary

Dressing Ingredients

8oz ATL Fresh Garlic, Chive & Herb Greek Cream Cheese
2 TBL Rendered Bacon Fat (optional)
2 TBL Sesame Oil
2 TBL Pure VT Maple Syrup
1 Cup Chopped Smoked Onion
¼ Cup Cider Vinegar
Salt & Pepper


  1. To make the dressing, simply combine all ingredients (except bacon fat and sesame oi), mix thoroughly, gradually whisk in sesame oil and bacon fat, season accordingly and allow to rest in the refrigerator for at least 1 hour.

Assemble Salad

  1. Simply char cabbage over moderate heat and in a large mixing bowl mix with kale, squash, chopped bacon and rosemary. Dress salad carefully and serve immediately