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    Arugula Salad With Bacon, Dates, Almonds and Parmesan

    Arugula Salad With Bacon, Dates, Almonds and Parmesan. Photo by breezermom

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    Total Time:

    Prep Time:

    Cook Time:

    18 mins

    10 mins

    8 mins

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    Ingredients:

    Servings:

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    • 12 slices bacon (Reserve 2 tablespoons drippings)
    • 8 cups arugula (or substitute mixed greens)
    • 8 dates (such as Medjool, pitted and sliced lengthwise)
    • 1/4 cup toasted almond (1 ounce, roughly chopped)
    • 2 ounces parmesan cheese (about 1/3 cup, cut into small pieces or slivers)
    • 1 tablespoon balsamic vinegar
    • 1 teaspoon Dijon mustard
    • 1/4 teaspoon kosher salt
    • 1/8 teaspoon black pepper
    • 1 tablespoon olive oil

    Directions:

    1. 1
      Fry the bacon in a large skillet over medium heat until crisp, about 8 minutes.
    2. 2
      Meanwhile, in a large bowl, combine the arugula, dates, almonds, and Parmesan; set aside.
    3. 3
      Transfer the bacon to a paper towel-lined plate.
    4. 4
      Carefully pour 2 tablespoons of the warm drippings into a small bowl. Add the vinegar, mustard, salt, pepper, and oil; whisk until combined.
    5. 5
      Drizzle the warm vinaigrette over the salad and toss.
    6. 6
      Divide among plates and top with crumbled bacon.

    Ratings & Reviews:

    • on June 12, 2012

      55

      I can't say enough great things about this salad. It tasted like it came from a five-star restaurant, yet was easy enough to have done in a matter of minutes. I paired it with bacon-wrapped steaks that I had gotten from Costco, and it was the perfect meal. Even Mr. Finicky gave it a perfect score!

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    • on February 13, 2013

      55

      Wonderful salad! So happy with the sweetness of the figs and the tartness of the dressing. I mixed arugula and baby spinach, and it was perfect. Thanks for sharing! Made for Photo Tag!!

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    Nutritional Facts for Arugula Salad With Bacon, Dates, Almonds and Parmesan

    Serving Size: 1 (73 g)

    Servings Per Recipe: 6

    Amount Per Serving
    % Daily Value
    Calories 204.5
     
    Calories from Fat 138
    67%
    Total Fat 15.4 g
    23%
    Saturated Fat 4.6 g
    23%
    Cholesterol 19.2 mg
    6%
    Sodium 368.3 mg
    15%
    Total Carbohydrate 10.3 g
    3%
    Dietary Fiber 1.8 g
    7%
    Sugars 7.3 g
    29%
    Protein 7.6 g
    15%

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