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Spinach, mushroom, avocado & bacon salad

Spinach, mushroom, avocado & bacon salad

Bored of your usual lunch and have absolutely no time to spare? This delicious salad packs a real punch of flavours and is ready in under 15 minutes.

Prep: 5 mins
Cook: 6-8 mins
Serves: 4

What you need:

For the salad:

  • 8 rashers streaky bacon
  • 1 (100g) bag salad or baby spinach
  • 150g/5oz button mushrooms, thinly sliced
  • 1 ripe avocado, peeled, stoned and sliced

For the dressing:

  • 60ml/4tbsp olive oil
  • 30ml/2tbsp white wine vinegar
  • 10ml/2tsp wholegrain mustard
  • 5ml/1tsp clear honey

What to do:

  1. Cook the bacon under a hot grill for 6-8mins, turning once until golden and crisp. Drain on kitchen paper before snipping it into bite sized pieces.
  2. Empty the spinach into a large serving bowl, add the mushrooms, avocado and bacon. Whisk all the dressing ingredients together and drizzle over the salad.
  3. Serve straight away with a good sprinkling of ground black pepper. Serve with crusty bread.

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