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Gluten Free Spinach, Bacon & Goji Berry Salad Recipe

This tasty recipe contains three powerhouse superfood ingredients: spinach, raspberries, and goji berries. Yum!

Spinach – If you haven’t been told to eat your leafy greens over and over again, here’s another good reason – spinach is not only high in vitamins like A, C, and K, iron, beta-carotene, manganese, folate, and magnesium, but a cup of cooked spinach contains almost 12 percent of your daily calcium needs!

Raspberries – A great source of fiber, these delicious berries also provide vitamins C, K, manganese, folate, and biotin. Some research suggests the antioxidant properties in raspberries can help stave off inflammatory conditions, such as arthritis.

Goji berries – Containing vitamins C, B2, A, and both iron and selenium, the antioxidants steal the show for these delicious little berries. They are thought to boost the immune system, prevent inflammation, and even increase life expectancy.

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Gluten Free Spinach, Bacon & Goji Berry Salad Recipe

Prep Time15 mins
Cook Time10 mins
Total Time25 mins
Course: Salad
Cuisine: American
Servings: 4 Large Salads
Calories: 389kcal
Author: AndreAnna McLean

Ingredients

  • 6 slices thick bacon
  • 2 tablespoons red wine vinegar
  • 1 tablespoon gluten-free Dijon mustard
  • 1 teaspoon lemon juice
  • 1 teaspoon honey
  • 5 cups baby spinach
  • 1 cup arugula
  • ½ cup dried goji berries
  • 1 cup fresh raspberries
  • 2 large grilled chicken breasts sliced into strips

Instructions

  • In a large pan on medium-high heat, cook the bacon until crispy. Remove from pan with a slotted spoon and place on paper towels to cool. While the bacon is cooling, add the vinegar, mustard, lemon juice, and honey to the pan with the bacon fat. Whisk well. If desired, pour through a strainer into a small container to remove any pieces of bacon.
  • Roughly chop the bacon. Combine the greens and berries and place into individual salad bowls. Top with the sliced grilled chicken, pour the dressing over top, and sprinkle with chopped bacon.
  • For this recipe, you can prepare the chicken ahead of time or even use leftover or rotisserie to save time. And, if you’re not dairy-free, adding feta cheese really puts this over the top!

Nutrition

Nutrition Facts
Gluten Free Spinach, Bacon & Goji Berry Salad Recipe
Amount Per Serving
Calories 389 Calories from Fat 216
% Daily Value*
Fat 24g37%
Saturated Fat 7g35%
Cholesterol 107mg36%
Sodium 563mg23%
Potassium 798mg23%
Carbohydrates 7g2%
Fiber 2g8%
Sugar 3g3%
Protein 32g64%
Vitamin A 3690IU74%
Vitamin C 21mg25%
Calcium 61mg6%
Iron 2mg11%
* Percent Daily Values are based on a 2000 calorie diet.
Disclaimer: All nutrition facts on Simply Gluten Free are meant only as a guide and may differ depending on product brands used or ingredient substitutions. Some errors may occur, so you are encouraged to confirm the recipe’s ingredient and nutrition suitability for your own diet.
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Tags: AndreAnna McLean Arugula Bacon Chicken Dijon Mustard Gluten-Free Gluten-Free Recipes Goji Berries Healthy Magazine Raspberries Spinach Superfood
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