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Wilted Spinach And Radicchio Salad

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Ingredients
  Bacon 3 Ounce (3 slices)
  Fresh spinach 3 Bunch (300 gm)
  Radicchio 1 Cup (16 tbs)
  Balsamic vinegar 2 Teaspoon
  Onion 3 Small
  Honey 1 Teaspoon
  Walnuts 6 Medium, slice
  Apple 1 Medium, slice
  Salt 1⁄4 Teaspoon, slice
  Pepper 1⁄2 Teaspoon (to taste)
  Nutmeg 1 Pinch
  Cheddar cheese 2 Teaspoon
  Parmesan cheese 1⁄8 Cup (2 tbs)
  Extra virgin olive oil 3 Tablespoon
Directions

MAKING
1. Cook bacon.
2. While bacon cooks: wash spinach and radicchio.
3. Remove stems from spinach and chop radicchio.
4. Chop apple, onion, cheese and walnuts.
5. Remove bacon from pan and lay on paper towel to drain.
6. Remove most of the grease from the pan, reserving about 2 T.
7. Add olive oil to pan.
8. Add onions and apples, cook 3 minutes over med-heat.
9. Add honey, radicchio, balsamic vinegar, red wine vinegar, salt, pepper, and nutmeg.
10. Turn heat down a bit, and let radicchio wilt down. Add a little more olive oil if needed (to make enough dressing).

FINALIZING

11. To serve, place half spinach on a plate, top with apple and onion mixture.
12. Mix slightly, then add cheese, bacon (crumble once it’s cooled), walnuts and parmesan.
13. Drizzle with a tiny bit more olive oil if desired.

SERVING
14. Serve in a dish.

Notes
Serves 2 for a main dish, could serve 4 as a side salad.
Would be good topped with/alongside chicken, beef, or pork chops.
Serve with toasted whole grain bread, for a nice lunch or light dinner.
Apple could be substituted for pears (using less-ripe pears would be best so they don’t get too mushy). Apple could also be raw, instead of cooked. Or, you could do both cooked and raw apples!

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Recipe Summary

Cuisine: 
African American
Course: 
Main Dish
Method: 
Saute
Ingredient: 
Spinach
Restriction: 
Low Cholesterol
Interest: 
Healthy
A rich and hearty fall or winter salad!

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