Baby Spinach BLT Salad

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PREP TIME

5 min

TOTAL TIME

11 min

Makes

4 Servings

Baby Spinach BLT Salad

Photo: Maya Visnyei

Take your BLT from bread to bowl with this easy deconstructed recipe. The crispy bacon may be enough to tempt a salad-hater to give it a try.


Ingredients

  • 4 oz low sodium bacon , (about 4 sliced), chopped
  • 3 tbsp olive oil
  • 1 tbsp balsamic vinegar
  • 1 1/2 tsp Dijon mustard
  • 1/2 tsp maple syrup
  • pinch salt
  • pinch black pepper
  • 8 cups baby spinach
  • 1 cup cherry tomatoes , quartered
  • 2 tbsp chopped Italian parsley

Instructions

  • Cook bacon in a frying pan over medium heat for 6 min or until browned and crispy. Drain on paper towels.
  • Combine oil, vinegar, mustard and maple syrup in a serving bowl and whisk until uniform. Season with salt and pepper.
  • Add spinach and toss to coat. Sprinkle with bacon, tomatoes and parsley, and serve.

Tip

Adding crispy bacon to baby spinach and cherry tomatoes just might be enough to temp a salad-hater to give it a try. Put it in a mug for a low mess option.

Nutrition (per serving)

  • Calories
  • 147,
  • Protein
  • 5 g,
  • Carbohydrates
  • 5 g,
  • Fat
  • 12 g,
  • Fibre
  • 2 g,
  • Sodium
  • 190 mg.

Originally published in the April 2013 issue. Photo by Maya Visnyei. 

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