Warm Rapini Salad with bacon and porchetta in a dijon balsamic dressing

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Warm Rapini Salad with bacon and porchetta in a dijon balsamic dressing

Prep Time10 mins
Cook Time30 mins
Total Time40 mins
Course: Side Dish
Servings: 3 servings

Ingredients

Dressing

  • 2 tbsp dijon mustard
  • 4 1/2 tbsp olive oil
  • 1 tbsp balsamic vinegar

Salad

  • 1/3 lb bacon sliced thin
  • 2 tbsp chopped garlic
  • 1 tbsp herbs de provence
  • 1 bunch rapini rinsed and trimmed
  • 1/2 lb porchetta chopped
  • 1/2 large spanish onion

Instructions

  • Bring a pot of heavily salted water to boil
  • In a small bowl whisk together all dressing ingredients
  • In a large pan cook the bacon til crispy, then set aside, leaving bacon fat in pan
  • Add rapini to boiling water and cook 4-5 minutes til soft. Remove, drain and blanch in cold water, then drain again
  • Add garlic and herbs de provence to the bacon fat and saut til fragrant- about 2 minutes
  • Add rapini and chopped onions to pan, toss to coat in fat and garlic, then saute for 5-8 minutes on medium
  • With a pair of tongs add rapini and onions to a large salad bowl- leaving fat and rapini water in the pan.
  • Add bacon, porchetta and dressing to the bowl. Toss to fully combine.

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