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Roasted Beet & Bacon Salad

Roasted Beet & Bacon Salad

By Traeger Kitchen

Kick up your salad with crispy bacon and maple wood roasted beets. Tossed together with walnuts, sweet pears, and avocado, this versatile salad makes the perfect side.

Prep Time

15 Min

Cook Time

45 Min

Pellets

Hickory

Ingredients

This recipe serves:

4

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Units of Measurement:
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2 Medium raw beets, peeled and thinly sliced
8 Slices bacon
1/4 Cup raw pecans or walnuts
2 Medium ripe pears, sliced
2 Large diced avocado
1 Head red leaf lettuce or baby spinach, torn into bite-size pieces
1/4 Cup champagne vinaigrette

Steps

  • 1

    When ready to cook, set Traeger temperature to 400°F and preheat, lid closed for 15 minutes.

    400 ˚F / 204 ˚C

  • 2

    Place beets on a foil-lined baking sheet and top with bacon. Place baking sheet directly on the grill grate (while preheating) and cook for 25 minutes.

    400 ˚F / 204 ˚C

    00:25

  • 3

    Toss to coat beets in rendered bacon fat.

  • 4

    Spread everything out in a single layer and continue to cook for another 15 minutes, or until beets are tender and bacon is crispy.

    400 ˚F / 204 ˚C

    00:15

  • 5

    Add pecans or walnuts and roast for 5 more minutes. Spoon out nuts and place on paper towels to drain and cool.

    400 ˚F / 204 ˚C

    00:05

  • 6

    Once bacon is cool to the touch, roughly chop into medium pieces.

  • 7

    Place bacon, beets, nuts, pears, avocado and lettuce in a large salad bowl. Drizzle with champagne vinaigrette, toss to coat, and serve. Enjoy!

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