Bacon, avocado and little gem salad

In order to bring you the best organic produce, some ingredients may differ from those depicted.

Bacon, avocado and little gem salad

Bacon, avocado and little gem salad

Gluten-Free Friendly, Dairy-Free, Soy-Free, Paleo

2 Servings, 690 Calories/Serving

25 Minutes

Here are all the elements of a classic BLT in a paleo-friendly salad. Compact heads of little gem resemble romaine with crisp leaves that are sturdy enough to stand up to all the bold flavors here including charred scallions and a heavenly mustard vinaigrette.

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1 bag serves 2 (2 bags serve 4)
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  • 6 strips bacon
  • 6 ounces little gem lettuce
  • 6 ounces cherry tomatoes
  • Small bunch scallions
  • 1 avocado
  • 1 lemon
  • 1 tablespoon whole-grain dijon mustard
  • Small bunch parsley

Nutrition per serving

Sodium does not include pantry salt; for reference, ⅛; teaspoon kosher salt per serving averages 240mg (10% DV). Not a significant source of trans fat. Packed in a facility that handles all major food allergens* and gluten.

*Milk, Eggs, Fish, Crustacean Shellfish, Tree Nuts, Peanuts, Wheat, Soybeans, Sesame.


2-serving instructions (4-serving modifications in red)

Wash produce before use


Sauté bacon, prep

Cut the bacon into 1-inch pieces and cook in a medium frying pan over medium heat until crisp, about 10 minutes.
  • While the bacon cooks:
  • Trim roots of little gems, separate leaves, rinse, and dry.
  • Rinse tomatoes and cut in half.
  • Rinse scallions and remove the root ends.
  • Cut the avocado into thick slices.
  • Juice lemon.


Make dressing

In a small bowl, whisk mustard with 1 tablespoon lemon juice. Season with salt and pepper to taste. Whisk in 2 tablespoons oil.


Sear scallions

Transfer the bacon to a paper-towel lined plate to drain. Pour off all but about 1 tablespoon of bacon fat from pan and return the pan to the stove over medium-high heat. Sear scallions in the hot pan until tender and slightly charred on all side, about 5 minutes. Remove scallions from pan and cut into 1-inch pieces.
  • While the scallions cook:
  • Rinse and dry parsley and coarsely chop the leaves.

Toss salad, serve

In a mixing bowl, gently toss lettuce with bacon, scallions, tomatoes and parsley. Drizzle with dressing and season with salt and pepper to taste. Then add the avocado pieces.