SPINACH AND RADISH SALAD WITH CANDIED VEGAN BACON
Three words: Candied Vegan Bacon! The taste of candied vegan bacon infused with RicherEarth Vegan Eats’ Herbed Poppyseed Dressing will for sure bring out your happy! Toss with fresh, whole ingredients such as baby spinach, colourful radish, and chives for a delicious salad that will satisfy on every level.
Raw vegetables provide an array of vital nutrients, including vitamin C, vitamin E, folic-acid, beta-carotene, iron, and protein. Another benefit of raw produce is the presence of fiber (found only in plants ) also known as roughage. Fiber plays a significant role in keeping us healthy as it works to remove general toxins from our system. Fiber also helps to keep us regular, and reduces intestinal blockage. High-fiber produce include legumes, pulses, carrot, spinach, apple, banana, strawberry, pear and orange.
Considering the easy preparation and numerous health benefits, it is surprising that more people do not eat a salad at least once a day. Part of the problem could be due to a feeling that salads lack variety or imagination, which could not be farther from the truth. With a little guidance and a few minutes of work, anyone can learn how to take a salad from simple to spectacular. And for the adventurous salad maker, the sky's the limit! Think of salads as a culinary exploration and let the ingredients inspire you.
6 - 8 strips vegan bacon
12 cups baby spinach, loosely packed
1 ½ cups radish, sliced
2 tablespoons chives, chopped
RicherEarth Vegan Eats' Herbed Poppyseed Dressing
First step; prepare and cook your candied vegan bacon. The natural ingredients in RicherEarth Vegan Eats’ Herbed Poppyseed Dressing, including the herbs and spices, makes it perfect for cooking bacon with.
Preheat oven to 325°F. Line a baking tray with parchment paper. Lay bacon on baking tray. Brush both sides with Herbed Poppyseed Dressing. Bake for 8 - 10 minutes or until bacon is crispy. Remove from oven. Set aside to cool on the baking tray. Remove from baking tray and crumble or slice.
Next, arrange your pre-washed spinach and radish in a large bowl. Toss with Herbed Poppyseed Dressing (as desired). Top with bacon and chives, and serve.
Every ingredient in a salad provides a special taste: Nuts, pulses, seeds, tofu, fruit, and the many vegan substitutes available for all the animal products that vegans and even non-vegans can enjoy. Trust your taste buds. Play around with these ingredients and you can easily find a favourite meal.
Great additions to top up this Spinach and Radish Salad where crunchy, soft, and chewy easily co-exist include: julienned carrot, bell pepper, pumpkin seeds, and nut cheese.