Smoky Green Salad With Creamy Almond Dressing

Smoky Green Salad With Creamy Almond Dressing 150 Author: Canadian Living Credits: Smoky Green Salad With Creamy Almond Dressing 150

If you don't have pumpkin seeds, substitute your favourite kind of nut or seed. Toast pumpkin seeds in dry skillet over medium heat until golden. (This method works for any seed.)

  • Portion size 8 servings
  • Credits : Canadian Living Magazine: November 2011

Ingredients

  • 4 slices double-smoked bacon
  • 4 slices bacon
  • 1 head red leaf lettuce torn
  • 6 cups ightly packed spinach leaves
  • 4 oz smoked Gouda cheese cubed
  • 2 cups thinly sliced cremini mushrooms
  • 3 tablespoons toasted pumpkin seeds
Creamy Almond Dressing:
  • 3 tablespoons almond butter
  • 2 tablespoons sherry vinegar
  • 2 tablespoons red wine vinegar
  • 2 tablespoons light-tasting olive oil
  • 2 tablespoons light-tasting vegetable oil
  • 2 tablespoons water
  • 1 tablespoon liquid honey
  • 1/4 teaspoon smoked paprika
  • 1/4 teaspoon pepper
  • 1 pinch salt

Method

In skillet, cook bacon over medium heat until golden and crispy, 5 to 8 minutes. Transfer to paper towel-lined plate to drain.

In large bowl, combine leaf lettuce, spinach, Gouda cheese, mushrooms and pumpkin seeds.

Creamy Almond Dressing: Whisk together almond butter, vinegar, oil, water, honey, paprika, pepper and salt until smooth. Pour over salad; toss to coat. Crumble bacon over top.

Nutritional facts Per serving: about

  • Sodium 219 mg
  • Protein 8 g
  • Calories 176.0
  • Total fat 14 g
  • Potassium 387 mg
  • Cholesterol 20 mg
  • Saturated fat 4 g
  • Total carbohydrate 7 g

%RDI

  • Iron 14.0
  • Fibre 0.0
  • Folate 31.0
  • Sodium 0.0
  • Sugars 0.0
  • Calcium 14.0
  • Protein 0.0
  • Calories 0.0
  • Total fat 0.0
  • Vitamin A 53.0
  • Vitamin C 13.0
  • Potassium 0.0
  • Cholesterol 0.0
  • Saturated fat 0.0
  • Total carbohydrate 0.0
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