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Paleo Nectarine Spinach Salad & Bacon & Toasted Walnuts

This fresh nectarine and spinach salad are loaded with so many goodies!  Crispy bacon, toasted walnuts, and an easy Whole30 friendly balsamic vinaigrette.  You can make it a filling meal by adding grilled chicken or serve on its own.  Paleo, no added sugar, and Whole30 compliant…

Ingredients   [ For 4 to 5 people ]    [  Preparation time : 12 minute  –  Cooking time : 35 minutes  ]

For the balsamic vinaigrette:

  • 1 Tbsp balsamic vinegar
  • 1/2 tsp fresh lime or lemon juice
  • 3 1/2 Tbsp olive oil extra virgin preferable
  • 1 tsp spicy brown mustard
  • 1/8 tsp salt
  • 1/8 tsp black pepper
  • 1 tbsp shallots or onion, minced

For the Salad:

  • 2/3 cup walnuts raw, roughly chopped
  • 1/8 tsp sea salt
  • 1/4 tsp ground cinnamon
  • 1 tbsp bacon fat to coat skillet, reserved from cooking your bacon
  • 8 slices nitrate free bacon sugar-free if following Whole30
  • 2-3 fresh nectarines pitted and sliced thin
  • 5 oz container fresh baby spinach

Preparation Method

  1. To prepare the dressing, add all ingredients to a sealable container and shake vigorously to combine (or whisk well) chill until ready to serve.
  2. Prior to servings, shake again to recombine.
  3. In a large heavy skillet, cook bacon over medium-high heat until crisp, drain on paper towels and set aside.
  4. Discard all but about 1 Tbsp bacon fat and use it to coat the bottom of the skillet.
  5. Turn the burner to medium heat and add the walnuts, toss to coat.
  6. Allow to cook for a minute, then add the salt and cinnamon and stir while cooking another minute or until nicely toasted.
  7. Stir and watch closely to avoid burning, once toasted, remove from heat.
  8. To assemble the salad, add the spinach to a serving bowl and add the sliced nectarines, toasted walnuts, then crumble the bacon all over.
  9. Shake the dressing again before serving and toss with salad once ready to serve.
  10. You can add grilled chicken or your favorite protein to make it a meal. Serves 4-6 as a side salad. 

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