Arugula Salad with Dates and Bacon

Arugula Salad with Dates and Bacon
Photo by Christopher Baker


  • ¼ teaspoon kosher salt
  • 12 strips bacon
  • 1 tablespoon balsamic vinegar
  • 8 cups arugula (from 2 bunches)
  • 1 tablespoon olive oil
  • 1 teaspoon Dijon mustard
  • 1/8 teaspoon black pepper
  • + 3 more ingredients
    • 2 ounces Parmesan, broken or cut into small chunks (about 1/3 cup)
    • 8 dates (such as Medjool), pitted and sliced lengthwise
    • ¼ cup (1 ounce) roughly chopped toasted almonds

Fry the bacon in a large skillet over medium heat until crisp, about 8 minutes. Meanwhile, in a large bowl, combine the arugula, dates, almonds, and Parmesan; set aside. Transfer the bacon to a paper towel-lined plate. Carefully pour 2 tablespoons of the warm drippings into a small bowl. Add ...

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