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Arugula salad with peppered bacon, balsamic vinaigrette and goat cheese croutons.

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Arugula salad with peppered bacon, balsamic vinaigrette and goat cheese croutons

Filed under: Dinner, Entertaining, In a hurry, Lunch, Side dish, Smart choice



preparation time

00:10 10min

00:10 10min


Cooking time

00:10 10min

00:10 10min



Arugula salad with peppered bacon and goat cheese croutons is like your everyday salad underwent a total transformation! Get ready to share the recipe with all your colleagues; no one can resist this made-over marvel.

ingredients

  • 190 g Maple Flavour Naturally Smoked Bacon
  • 1/4 baguette cut into 12 slices
  • 1/2 tablespoon brown sugar
  • 175 g goat cheese
  • 15 ml (cup) olive oil
  • 1 ml (1/4 teaspoon) pepper
  • 1/4 redpepper (grilled), cut into strips
  • 3 cups arugula

Dressing :

  • 1 green shallot, finely chopped
  • 65 ml (cup) olive oil
  • 22 ml (1 1/2 tablespoon) balsamic vinegar
  • 7 ml (1/2 tablespoon) Dijon mustard
  • 375 g Maple Flavour Naturally Smoked Bacon
  • 1/2 baguette cut into 12 slices
  • 1 tablespoon brown sugar
  • 350 g goat cheese
  • 30 ml olive oil
  • 2 1/2 ml (1/2 teaspoon) pepper
  • 1/2 redpepper (grilled), cut into strips
  • 6 cups arugula

Dressing :

  • 1 green shallot, finely chopped
  • 125 ml (cup) olive oil
  • 45 ml (3 tablespoon) balsamic vinegar
  • 15 ml (1 tablespoon) Dijon mustard
  • 375 g Olymel maple flavoured bacon
  • 6 cups arugula lettuce
  • ½ roasted red pepper, julienned
  • ½ baguette cut into 12 slices
  • 30 ml olive oil
  • 350 g goat cheese
  • 1 tbsp. brown sugar
  • 1 tsp. freshly ground pepper

Balsamic vinaigrette

  • 1 shallot chopped fine
  • 15 ml (1 tbsp.) Dijon mustard
  • 45 ml (3 tbsp.) balsamic vinegar
  • 125 ml (1/3 cup) olive oil
  • Salt and freshly ground pepper to taste

instructions

Vinaigrette

  1. In a large bowl, combine shallot with mustard, slowly whisk in olive oil followed by the vinegar. Salt and pepper to taste. Set aside.

Peppered bacon

  1. Preheat oven to 400 °F (205 °C)
  2. Combine brown sugar and pepper. Lay out bacon strips on a baking sheet. Sprinkle pepper/sugar mix evenly over the bacon strips and bake until crisp. Place strips on absorbent paper to drain, chill, then chop into large pieces.

Goat cheese croutons

  1. Brush olive oil onto baguette slices. Bake 4 minutes then remove from oven.
  2. Spread cheese evenly over the croutons. Bake until cheese is hot taking care not to burn croutons.

Salad

  1. In a large bowl, toss together the lettuce, peppers and the vinaigrette to taste.
  2. Serve on salad plates topped with peppered bacon and accompanied by three warm chevron croutons for each plate. Serve immediately.