Caramelized Pear Bacon Feta Salad

Caramelized Pear Bacon Feta Salad

Warm pears, pecan, bacon, dried cranberries and feta … can you guess what season it is?

This caramelized pear bacon feta salad is the definition of fall.

SALTY

SWEET

CREAMY

CRUNCHY

It has a little bit of everything.

I already have thanksgiving on my mind, so I’m thinking that this salad made in a larger format would be the perfect side salad for the big feast! But for now I’ll be eating this for dinner on the regular!

Caramelized Pear Bacon Feta Salad
Caramelized Pear Bacon Feta Salad Serves: Serves 1
Ingredients
  • 1 parsnip
  • coconut oil for cooking
  • 1 pear
  • 1 tbsp dried cranberries
  • 2 strips of bacon
  • 1 tbsp pecans
  • 1 tbsp feta cheese
  • handful of mixed greens
  • dressing: balsamic reduction + olive oil
  • ¼ tsp chia seeds
  • ¼ tsp hemp seeds
Instructions
  1. Peal and chop the parsnips into rounds, toss in 1 tbsp coconut oil. Roast on 400 degrees for 10 minutes (or until lightly browned), then set aside.
  2. Heat the coconut oil in a pan over medium heat. Cut the pear into strips (lengthwise) & remove the seeds (I used a ¼ tsp measuring spoon to make a perfect circle). Cook the pears for 3-5 minutes on each side (or until it starts to brown), then set aside.
  3. Cook the bacon until crispy & cut into pieces, then set aside.
  4. Toss the pears, parsnips, bacon, pecans, feta and cranberries in a bowl. Drizzle with balsamic reduction and olive oil. Sprinkle with chia seeds and hemp seeds. Enjoy now, or toss it in a Tupperware for lunch!

 

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