Arugula Salad With Dates and Bacon

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    Nutritional Information

    Per Serving

    • Calories 325 calories
    • Calories 55 calories from fat
    • Fat 20 g
    • Sat Fat 5 g
    • Cholesterol 30 mg
    • Sodium 787 mg
    • Protein 14 g
    • Carbohydrate 27 g
    • Sugar 23 g
    • Fiber 3 g

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

Ingredients

  1. Check 12 strips bacon
  2. Check 8 cups arugula (from 2 bunches)
  3. Check 8 dates (such as Medjool), pitted and sliced lengthwise
  4. Check 1/4 cup (1 ounce) roughly chopped toasted almonds
  5. Check 2 ounces Parmesan, broken or cut into small chunks (about 1/3 cup)
  6. Check 1 tablespoon balsamic vinegar
  7. Check 1 teaspoon Dijon mustard
  8. Check 1/4 teaspoon kosher salt
  9. Check 1/8 teaspoon black pepper
  10. Check 1 tablespoon olive oil

Directions

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