Walnut, Bacon & Watercress Salad

This recipe makes a great side salad or you can increase the ingredients to make it into a min.  

Walnuts provide the majority of the energy along with omega 3, copper and manganese.  Decadent bacon adds some protein and luxurious fat while the greens fill in vitamins A, C and K1.  


One serve provides 300 calories, 6 g protein, 15 g fat, 1 g of net carbs and P:E = 0.4.


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  • 30 g watercress, cut into small sprigs
  • 3 rashes bacon
  • 1/4 cup walnut pieces
  • 2 tbsp lemon juice
  • Salt and pepper (optional)


  • Place the watercress in a bowl.
  • Heat a non-stick frying pan over medium heat. Add bacon. Cook for 2 to 3 minutes each side or until crispy. Drain on paper towels. Roughly chop bacon. 
  • Add walnuts to the bacon fat and fry, until toasted.
  • Add lemon juice, and salt and pepper to the watercress and toss. Top with walnuts and bacon and bacon fat (optional).

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