Bacon Pear Salad with Spiced Pecans

Bacon Pear Salad with Spiced Pecans

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Prep Time 15 minutes
Cook Time 25 minutes
Course Main Dish, Salad
Cuisine Paleo
Servings 4 servings


  • 1 pound bacon chopped
  • 1 cup pecan halves
  • 1 teaspoon cayenne pepper
  • 1 teaspoon honey
  • Sea salt and freshly ground black pepper to taste
  • 4 cups baby spinach leaves
  • 1/2 small red onion sliced
  • 2 medium pears sliced
  • 2 tablespoons full fat coconut milk
  • 1/2 teaspoon minced garlic
  • 2 tablespoons lemon juice
  • 1 teaspoon maple syrup


  • In a large skillet over medium heat, add bacon. Cook for 10 minutes, until bacon is brown and crispy. Transfer bacon to a paper towel lined plate and discard all but 1/2 tablespoon of bacon fat from skillet.
  • Reduce heat to low. To the skillet, add the pecans, cayenne pepper, honey and salt and pepper. Cook for 10 minutes, stirring occasionally.
  • In a large bowl, layer the spinach, onion, pears, bacon and pecans.
  • In a small bowl, whisk the remaining ingredients and sea salt and freshly ground black pepper to taste. Pour the dressing over the salad. Toss and serve.
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