2 cups of lettuce leaves, washed and torn up
2 tablespoons of shredded cheese (I used Scamorza, but you can substitute for feta or blue cheese if you like)
1 tablespoon of bacon bits (I caramelized my bacon with maple syrup)
1 tablespoon of green onions
1 tablespoon of pecans toasted in bacon fat and a teaspoon of maple syrup
2 tablespoons of Reese Hearts of Palm
Dressing: 3:1 olive oil to balsamic vinegar, 5 strawberries, 3-4 leaves of fresh basil
Layer the salad ingredients.
Use a cocktail pestle to macerate the berries and the leaves, then mix the dressing
Pour the dressing on the salad – enjoy!
The way I cooked the bacon for this dish – I prefer using my baking oven when I cook bacon – I layer the bacon slices on a sheet covered with foil, and then put the bacon in the over to roast at 350 for 8 minutes. Once the first side is fairly crispy, I turn the bacon, and paint a layer of maple syrup on the cooked side, and then place the tray back in the over for another 8 minutes – this will be the best and the easiest bacon you will ever make!
Recipe published on https://boxroundup.com/2017/07/10/salad-featuring-reese-hearts-palm/