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Raspberry Coconut-Bacon Salad

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    Since my diet is at lest 60% vegetables, I am also looking for interesting ways to bling them up. Then I came across coconut bacon! Wow what an interesting concept. Basically you take unsweetened large flaked coconut (I buy 5# bags through my co-op), mix it with oil and spices, then cook it in the oven. You end up with a crunchy, savory treat that taste similar to bacon. It really does!

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    I like this idea for several reason, it is inexpensive, it is healthy, it is a way to enjoy bacon flavors when I do not have pastured pork and it taste so dang good. I find myself just munch on it but I created a salad. The coconut bacon is also wonderful on morning eggs with avocado! I encourage you to give it a try and here is a link to several version of the bacon!

coconut bacon 1

coconut bacon 2

coconut bacon 3

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Raspberry Coconut-Bacon Salad

Spinach

cucumber

radish

avocado

vinaigrette*

fresh raspberries

coconut bacon

 

I am not putting amounts because you can make a tiny salad or huge. I toss the spinach, cucumber, radish and avocado with the vinaigrette. Then garnish the top with raspberries and coconut-bacon.

 

*Vinaigrette

1 TBL Dijon mustard

1 TBL raw apple cider vinegar

1 tsp minced fresh garlic

1 tsp honey

oil to taste, 1/4-1/3 cup or so. I like avocado oil for this.

salt and pepper to taste

Whisk all together, taste and adjust to your liking.

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Karen Andreola

Your salads are always so beautiful to look at and inviting to try. Good to hear that you are still eating your healthy veggies. You've encouraged me to keep chopping and slicing them, too.

Jody

This sounds so good. I recently purchased Avocado Oil and I really like it -- for eating and for skin.

Marqueta

Dear Clarice,

What a clever idea! We're always looking for new salad toppings, so I'll be sure to bookmark this to try after the next shopping trip. :)

Blessings to you,

Marqueta

Shell

Ooh..coconut bacon. I have to try that.

Raeann

This is a new one for me, Clarice! I am going to give this a try... sounds great! And what a healthy alternative to real bacon especially for salads or potato dishes!

Angie

Yummy salad, beautiful photo! Love the coconut bacon, too! (Your blog looks so springy and pretty!)

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