Green salad with bacon and dates

8

PREP TIME

15 min

Makes

12 Servings

Green salad with bacon and dates

Green salad with bacon and dates. Photo, John Cullen.


Ingredients

  • 8 slices bacon
  • 1/4 cup orange juice
  • 4 tsp white-wine vinegar
  • 1/2 tsp granulated sugar
  • 3 tbsp olive oil
  • 6 Medjool dates , pitted
  • 1 head red-leaf lettuce , torn into bite-sized pieces, about 6 cups
  • 8 cups mixed salad greens

Instructions

  • Cook bacon in a large frying pan over medium, until crisp, about 10 min. Pat with paper towels, then coarsely crumble.
  • Whisk orange juice with vinegar and sugar. Whisk in oil.
  • Chop dates, then toss with bacon and lettuce and greens. Just before serving, drizzle with dressing and toss to mix.

Nutrition (per serving)

  • Calories
  • 97,
  • Protein
  • 3 g,
  • Carbohydrates
  • 11 g,
  • Fat
  • 5 g,
  • Fibre
  • 2 g,
  • Sodium
  • 111 mg.

Crisp bacon and sweet dates meld beautifully in this tossed leafy green mix. A splash of citrusy orange in the dressing and you have one decadent but refreshing starter salad.

Kitchen Tip:

Medjool dates are large and plump. Look for them in the produce section of the supermarket.