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Winter Salad with Pears & Bacon

Winter Salad with Pears & Bacon

spinach salad with pears, cranberries, almonds and bacon

After all of the holiday indulgences, I feel like its time to lighten things up a little.  A quick salad composed of baby spinach tossed with slivers of pear, toasted almonds, dried cranberries, and smokey bacon will make a simple satisfying meal on a snowy January day without a lot of fuss.

This recipe will make one generous portion or two smaller side salads. 

healthy green salad with pears cranberries and almonds
  • 2 strips smoked bacon- cut into lardon
  • 3 or 4 handfuls baby spinach - washed and dried
  • 1 pear - halved, cored, and thinly sliced
  • 1/4 cup slivered almonds - lightly toasted
  • 1/3 cup dried cranberries

First cook your bacon. Over medium high heat, fry the bacon lardon in a small skillet until crispy, and drain on a sheet of paper towel.

Next, make your dressing.

Combine the following ingredients in a small jar with a lid, and shake vigorously to emulsify.

  • 1 1/2 tablespoons red wine vinegar
  • 1 tablespoon extra virgin olive oil
  • 1 teaspoon honey
  • 1 teaspoon Dijon mustard
winter salad with pears cranberries and bacon

Simply toss together all of the components of your salad with the dressing, and serve.

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