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Warm, crispy potatoes are paired with crispy bacon, peppery arugula and is tossed in a mustard dressing in this Warm Potato Bacon Salad. This makes a hearty side dish or salad paired with your favorite meal.

Warm, crispy potatoes are paired with crispy bacon, peppery arugula and is tossed in a mustard dressing in this Warm Potato Bacon Salad. This makes a hearty side dish or salad paired with your favorite meal.

WARM POTATO BACON SALAD

January is here.

The month of New Years Resolutions, healthy eating and resetting our eating goals for the year. I am here with a hearty and healthy recipe to add to your menu. This Warm Potato Bacon Salad is the perfect side dish to your meal or lunch during the week.

I don’t know about you but I love warm salads in the winter.  A couple of months ago I shared this Cauliflower Pepper Potato Salad that is also a warm salad. These types of salads make me feel cozy and my stomach happy. When creating this recipes I tried both white potatoes and red potatoes and liked the red potatoes the most. You can use whatever type of potato you want-they all work great! I like my potatoes slightly crispy which pairs nicely with the crispy bacon–a match made in heaven.

Warm, crispy potatoes are paired with crispy bacon, peppery arugula and is tossed in a mustard dressing in this Warm Potato Bacon Salad. This makes a hearty side dish or salad paired with your favorite meal.

Today’s recipe uses Sweet Earth Benevolent Bacon .  When I learned about their line of products, I was very excited to share it with you guys! They offer a wide variety of products including breakfast burritos, breakfast meats, veggie burgers, artisan bowls and more.

Their bacon has 75% less fat than pork bacon, 57% fewer calories than pork bacon and only 120mg of sodium. It has 10G of protein, no cholesterol and only 90 calories.  You can find it in the refrigerated or freezer section of your local grocery store. I found it at my local Heinens in the refrigerated section.  It is perfect for vegans, vegetarians or those that are trying to slim down their recipes in 2017!

Warm, crispy potatoes are paired with crispy bacon, peppery arugula and is tossed in a mustard dressing in this Warm Potato Bacon Salad. This makes a hearty side dish or salad paired with your favorite meal.

The bacon is easy to prepare and makes a great addition to this Warm Potato Bacon Salad or part of your breakfast. When preparing your Sweet Earth Benevolent Bacon you should use an electric skillet set to 375° F. Allow skillet to come to temp and lightly oil with cooking oil (not spray).

Cook Benevolent Bacon for 2-3 minutes per side, turning only once. As it cooks, periodically check the underside and look for discoloration and a dryer overall appearance. The color will become a darker red and may even begin to have some dark brown/black spots or edges. Turn and repeat for the remaining side.  Remove from skillet and set aside to cool. Benevolent Bacon will also continue to become crisper as it dries/cools.

Warm, crispy potatoes are paired with crispy bacon, peppery arugula and is tossed in a mustard dressing in this Warm Potato Bacon Salad. This makes a hearty side dish or salad paired with your favorite meal.

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Warm, crispy potatoes are paired with crispy bacon, peppery arugula and is tossed in a mustard dressing in this Warm Potato Bacon Salad. This makes a hearty side dish or salad paired with your favorite meal.

Warm Potato Bacon Salad

  • Author: A Cedar Spoon // Julia Jolliff
  • Prep Time: 15 minutes
  • Cook Time: 20 minutes
  • Total Time: 35 minutes
  • Yield: 6 1x
  • Category: Salad, Side Dish

Description

Warm, crispy potatoes are paired with crispy bacon, peppery arugula and is tossed in a mustard dressing in this Warm Potato Bacon Salad. This makes a hearty side dish or salad paired with your favorite meal.


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Ingredients

  • 5.5 oz. Hickory & Sage Sweet Earth Benevolent Bacon
  • 1 lb. red potatoes, cubed
  • 1/4 cup olive oil + 2 Tablespoons olive oil divided
  • 2 garlic cloves, minced
  • 1/4 teaspoon salt
  • 1/8 teaspoon black pepper
  • 1/4 cup fresh parsley, chopped
  • 1 Tablespoon red wine vinegar
  • 2 Tablespoon dijon mustard
  • Salt and pepper to taste
  • 5 cups arugula, loosely packed

Instructions

  1. In a large bowl mix together the red potatoes and the 1/4 cup olive oil making sure to coat all of the potatoes. Sprinkle the 1/4 teaspoon salt and 1/8 teaspoon pepper over the potatoes and mix. In a large skillet heat 2 Tablespoons olive oil over medium heat. Add the minced garlic and cook for 1 minutes, stirring constantly. Add the red potatoes to the skillet and sauté the potatoes for 15-20 minutes, stirring occasionally, until the outside is slightly crispy and the inside is tender. Remove the potatoes from the skillet and place in a large salad bowl.
  2. In an electric skillet set to 375° F lightly oil with cooking oil (not spray). Cook Benevolent Bacon for 2-3 minutes per side, turning only once. As it cooks, periodically check the underside and look for discoloration and a dryer overall appearance. The color will become a darker red and may even begin to have some dark brown/black spots or edges. Turn and repeat for the remaining side.
  3. Remove from skillet and set aside to cool. Benevolent Bacon will also continue to become crisper as it dries/cools. Chop the bacon into small pieces once cooled and add to the potatoes.
  4. Add the parsley to the potatoes and toss.
  5. In a small mason jar whisk together the red wine vinegar and dijon mustard until combined. Pour over the potatoes and toss.
  6. When ready to serve place the arugula in each person’s bowl. Serve the warm potato salad over the arugula with fresh cracked black pepper.

Notes

You can use whatever potatoes you like for this recipe.

If you don’t like arugula you can switch up and use a different green like spinach or a mixture of greens.

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Warm Potato Bacon Salad

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