Grapefruit and Fennel Salad with Bacon Vinaigrette

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I love this salad!! It is so refreshing and it reminds me that spring and summer are just around the corner!!!

What You Will Need:

2 Large Grapefruits, peeled and segmented (Thank you Florida!)

1 Pomegranate, seeds removed

1 Small Jicama, peeled and diced

1 Fennel Bulb, sliced

4 Cups Arugula

4 Pieces of Bacon, cooked, and chopped

2 Tbsp Stone Ground Mustard

1/2 Cup Balsamic Vinegar

1 Shallot, minced

2 cloves Garlic, minced

1 tsp Salt

1 Tbsp Brown Sugar

*Directions

Prep your Mis en Place šŸ™‚ In the background playing is A Public Affair by Jessica Simpson. That song combined with the iced tea I’m drinking makes me smile! Plus I’m doing my most favorite thing, COOKING.

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First thing you need to do is start cooking the bacon in a pan on medium high heat. Don’t cook the bacon at a higher temperature because you will burn it.

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While the bacon is cooking, in a separate bowl combine the sliced fennel, segmented grapefruit, pomegranate seeds, arugula, and sliced jicama.

Once the bacon is cooked set it aside and keep 2 tbsp of the bacon fat.

In the pan with the bacon fat add the shallots, garlic, and mustard.

Alow the shallots to become soft (About 5 minutes)

 

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Once the shallots are soft add the balsamic vinegar, salt, and brown sugar.

Simmer for 2 minutes.

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Crumble the bacon into the vinaigrette mixture, then toss with the salad.

It’s that EASY!!

Makes 4 Servings:

146.6 cals, 6.9 G fat, 19.1 G carbs, 5.4 G fiber, 3.6 G pro, 10.6 G sugar

Extra: This salad is a great starter to any meal but it is also satisfying enough on its own. You can also add blue cheese crumbles to it as well which adds a lovely flavor. Again, this is such a satisfying, waistline friendly meal!

Cheers!!

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