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Butternut Squash, Bacon & Pecan Hot Salad Recipe

This easy and tasty recipe is perfect as a filling main meal or an indulgent side dish for family gatherings, barbecues, or weekday dinners. Serve on its own or alongside grilled chicken and steamed greens.

Ingredients

Serves 3

  • 1 medium butternut squash: peeled, seeded and diced
  • 6 rashers of streaky bacon, chopped into squares
  • 1 large or 2 small shallots, minced
  • 1 large handful of spinach
  • 1 large handful of pecans
  • 2 tbsp extra virgin olive oil

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Method

30mins

  1. Pre-heat oven to 220º (180º fan oven)
  2. Scatter butternut cubes onto a baking tray lined with foil, and drizzle with olive oil. Place in oven for 20-25mins
  3. Meanwhile, fry bacon bits in a large skillet until crispy
  4. Once cooked, transfer bacon into a separate dish
  5. Fry shallot in the bacon grease left in the pan until browned, then add the pecans and spinach
  6. Once the butternut cubes are cooked through and a little browned, add them to the hot pan with the shallot, pecan and spinach mix.
  7. Pop the bacon bits back into the mix and toss ingredients together.
Butternut, bacon and pecan salad

Nutrition

Per serving (3 people)

  • Carbs: 52g
  • Fats: 41g
  • Protein: 11g
  • Cals: 585cal

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