Roasted plum and spinach salad


  • Prep Time20 mins
  • Total Time20 mins
  • Makes12 Servings
*PLUS Roasting Time: 10 minutes
Roasted plum and spinach salad

Roasted plum and spinach salad
Photo by Yvonne Duivenvoorden

Maple-syrup-drizzled fruit tossed with spinach and bacon is easy and smacks of autumn.


  • 6 plums

  • 2/3 cup olive oil, plus extra coating for oil

  • 5 slices bacon

  • 8 large fresh sage leaves, or 2 tbsp dried sage leaves

  • 2-Jan small red onion

  • 3 large garlic cloves

  • 2 tbsp honey Dijon or regular Dijon mustard

  • 1/3 cup red-wine vinegar

  • 1 tsp salt

  • 2 tbsp maple syrup

  • 142-g pkg baby spinach, about 20 cups


  • Preheat oven to 450F (230C). Cut plums in half and discard pits. Slice in wedges and place in a bowl. Drizzle with enough oil to coat, then toss. Line 2 rimmed baking sheets with foil. Oil or spray foil. Place bacon and plums on different sheets. If using fresh sage, spread over a separate small piece of foil and place on sheet with bacon. Roast, turning once, until fruit is tender and bacon crisp, 12 min.

  • Meanwhile, thinly slice onion and mince garlic. In a small bowl, whisk Dijon with vinegar, garlic and salt. Add dried sage if using. Gradually whisk in 2/3 cup (150 mL) oil. Put bacon on a paper towel. Set roasted sage aside. Slice bacon into pieces. Toss plums in a bowl with maple syrup.

  • Place spinach in a very large bowl. Add bacon, plums and onion. Crumble roasted sage over top. Stir dressing and drizzle in just enough to lightly coat.

Nutrition (per serving)

Calories 173, Protein 2g, Carbohydrates 9g, Fat 15g, Fibre 1g, Sodium 303mg.


Prepare plums, bacon, sage, onion and dressing. Wrap each separately and refrigerate up to 1 day. Before serving, continue with step 3.