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Avocado-Mango Salad with Cheese, BACON and Toasted Pumpkin Seeds

Friday, February 24, 2012 Review by Brian
BACON-INFUSED SALAD

BACON-INFUSED SALAD

So you love bacon, but want to stay healthy? Add this salad to your lineup – and feel good about it. ; )

VIA: http://blogs.menshealth.com/guy-gourmet/make-a-bacon-infused-salad-for-dinner/2011/09/15/?cm_mmc=Twitter-_-MensHealth-_-Content-health-_-makethisfood

Avocado-Mango Salad with Cheese, Bacon and Toasted Pumpkin Seeds
Recipe by Rick Bayless, chef of Frontera Grill in Chicago

What you’ll need:

4 slices bacon
½ cup hulled, toasted pumpkin seeds*
1/3 cup fresh lime juice
1/3 cup vegetable or olive oil
2 garlic cloves, peeled
1 jalapeno, halved (optional)
1 Tbsp honey
Salt, to taste
1 large head Boston lettuce, leaves separated
2 avocados, diced
2  mangoes, diced
¾ cup coarsely crumbled Mexican queso fresco, mild blue cheese, or goat cheese

Avocado-Mango Salad with Cheese, Bacon and Toasted Pumpkin Seeds
Recipe by Rick Bayless, chef of Frontera Grill in Chicago