Wilted Spinach and Radicchio Salad

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May. 01, 2012

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!

For more information, visit the blog entry Wilted Spinach and Radicchio Salad!

Recipe Summary

Nutrition Facts

Serving size Complete recipe

Calories 1466Calories from Fat 1007

 % Daily Value*

Total Fat 115 g176.9%

Saturated Fat 16 g80%

Trans Fat 0 g

Cholesterol

Sodium 1455 mg60.63%

Total Carbohydrates 85 g28.3%

Dietary Fiber 22 g88%

Sugars 40 g

Protein 39 g78%

Vitamin A % Vitamin C %

Calcium % Iron %

*Based on a 2000 Calorie diet