Green salad with bacon and dates


  • Prep Time15 mins
  • Total Time15 mins
  • Makes12 Servings
Green salad with bacon and dates

Green salad with bacon and dates. Photo, John Cullen.

Chatelaine Triple Tested


  • 8 slices bacon

  • 1/4 cup orange juice

  • 4 tsp white-wine vinegar

  • 1/2 tsp granulated sugar

  • 3 tbsp olive oil

  • 6 Medjool dates, pitted

  • 1 head red-leaf lettuce, torn into bite-sized pieces, about 6 cups

  • 8 cups mixed salad greens


  • Cook bacon in a large frying pan over medium, until crisp, about 10 min. Pat with paper towels, then coarsely crumble.

  • Whisk orange juice with vinegar and sugar. Whisk in oil.

  • Chop dates, then toss with bacon and lettuce and greens. Just before serving, drizzle with dressing and toss to mix.

Nutrition (per serving)

Calories 97, Protein 3g, Carbohydrates 11g, Fat 5g, Fibre 2g, Sodium 111mg.

Crisp bacon and sweet dates meld beautifully in this tossed leafy green mix. A splash of citrusy orange in the dressing and you have one decadent but refreshing starter salad.

Kitchen Tip:

Medjool dates are large and plump. Look for them in the produce section of the supermarket.