Prep 10m Cook 10m Additional - Ready In 20m
Servings 1 salad Calories 210.8

This is just a quick salad I came up with from leftovers and loved! I liked the way the arugula paired with the bacon and squash. Add a baguette or a bagel, and it’s a great lunch all on it’s own! Dress with balsamic vinaigrette or simply oil and vinegar. Feta cheese can be used for the goat cheese, if you prefer.

Recipe Ingredients

  • 1 slice bacon, cut into small pieces
  • 2 mushrooms, sliced (or more to taste)
  • ¼ cup cooked butternut squash cubes
  • 2 cups arugula
  • 1 ounce crumbled goat cheese
  • 1 teaspoon pine nuts
  • ¼ teaspoon cracked black pepper, or to taste

Cooking Directions

  1. 1 Cook bacon in a skillet over medium-high heat until some of the fat renders into the pan, 2 to 3 minutes. Add mushrooms; cook and stir together until the mushrooms are tender, about 5 minutes. Stir squash cubes into the bacon mixture; continue cooking until the squash is hot and the bacon crisp, 3 to 5 minutes more.
  2. 2 Put arugula in a bowl; top with bacon, mushroom, and squash mixture. Sprinkle goat cheese over the salad and top with pine nuts. Sprinkle with cracked black pepper.

Nutrition Facts

  • Calories 210.8
  • Carbohydrate 10.3 g
  • Cholesterol 32.3 mg
  • Fat 14.1 g
  • Fiber 2.9 g
  • Protein 13.1 g
  • Saturated Fat 7.4 g
  • Sodium 368 mg
  • Sugar 2.2 g

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  1. Restaurant quality salad! Thanks for the recipe!
  2. Yum!
  3. This mean was fantastic!! I'm on a diet and so I substituted nitrate-free turkey bacon for the regular bacon and omitted the crumbled goat cheese and added some red onions to the recipe and served it with a balsamic dressing. My husband and I thought this salad was soooooo good -- good enough for company - Read more ...
  4. This salad is fabulous! I loved all the flavors together. Instead of tossing the squash in with the mushrooms I just roasted butternut squash cubes with olive oil, salt & pepper at 400 degrees for about 20 minutes. I also used a blend of spinach and arugula. I used cranberry and orange goat cheese and - Read more ...
  5. I've made this several times - it always gets rave reviews. I didn't use mushrooms or pine nuts because I don't like them and I've used spinach in place of or combined with the arugula. I've taken it to pot luck type dinners and it's very easy to assemble on site. I can even cook - Read more ...