Arugula Salad with Bacon and Butternut Squash

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This is just a quick salad I came up with from leftovers and loved! I liked the way the arugula paired with the bacon and squash. Add a baguette or a bagel, and it's a great lunch all on it's own! Dress with balsamic vinaigrette or simply oil and vinegar. Feta cheese can be used for the goat cheese, if you prefer.

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Prep Time:
10 mins
Cook Time:
10 mins
Total Time:
20 mins
Servings:
1
Yield:
1 salad

Ingredients

  • 1 slice bacon, cut into small pieces

  • 2 mushrooms, sliced (or more to taste)

  • ¼ cup cooked butternut squash cubes

  • 2 cups arugula

  • 1 ounce crumbled goat cheese

  • 1 teaspoon pine nuts

  • ¼ teaspoon cracked black pepper, or to taste

Directions

  1. Cook bacon in a skillet over medium-high heat until some of the fat renders into the pan, 2 to 3 minutes. Add mushrooms; cook and stir together until the mushrooms are tender, about 5 minutes. Stir squash cubes into the bacon mixture; continue cooking until the squash is hot and the bacon crisp, 3 to 5 minutes more.

  2. Put arugula in a bowl; top with bacon, mushroom, and squash mixture. Sprinkle goat cheese over the salad and top with pine nuts. Sprinkle with cracked black pepper.

Nutrition Facts (per serving)

211 Calories
14g Fat
10g Carbs
13g Protein
Nutrition Facts
Servings Per Recipe 1
Calories 211
% Daily Value *
Total Fat 14g 18%
Saturated Fat 7g 37%
Cholesterol 32mg 11%
Sodium 368mg 16%
Total Carbohydrate 10g 4%
Dietary Fiber 3g 10%
Total Sugars 2g
Protein 13g
Vitamin C 9mg 45%
Calcium 165mg 13%
Iron 2mg 12%
Potassium 461mg 10%

* Percent Daily Values are based on a 2,000 calorie diet. Your daily values may be higher or lower depending on your calorie needs.

** Nutrient information is not available for all ingredients. Amount is based on available nutrient data.

(-) Information is not currently available for this nutrient. If you are following a medically restrictive diet, please consult your doctor or registered dietitian before preparing this recipe for personal consumption.