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Fruity Caesar Salad & Shiitake Bacon

Inspired by this seasons produce and the upcoming holidays I created this Fruity Caesar Salad & Shiitake Bacon. Sweet, salty, crunchy and creamy, a delicious combination! 
Prep Time5 mins
Cook Time30 mins
marinate the mushrooms30 mins
Course: Brunch, Dinner, Lunch, Salad
Cuisine: Healthy, Nutrient Rich, Oil free, Plant Based
Keyword: fruit sweetened hearty salad
Servings: 2 portions
Calories: 298kcal
Author: Tina


  • oven


  • 8 tbsp pomegranate seeds
  • 1 large pear
  • 1 cup spinach leaves
  • 2 cup lettuce leaves chopped or torn
  • 2 cup dino kale

Shiitake Bacon

  • 1 cup sliced shiitake mushrooms
  • 1 tbsp braggs aminos or tamari
  • 1 tbsp lemon juice
  • 1 tbsp apple cider vinegar
  • 1 tbsp nutritional yeast
  • 1 tbsp maple syrup
  • 1/2 tsp smoked paprika powder

Hemp Dressing

  • 2 tbsp hemp seeds
  • 1 tbsp apple cider vinegar
  • 1 tbsp lemon juice
  • 1 tbsp maple syrup
  • 1 tbsp nutritional yeast
  • 1/2 to 1 tsp mustard
  • 1 to 2 tbsp water
  • 1/4 tsp dulse flakes


  • Slice the pear, clean the pomegranate and remove the seeds, wash and cut or tear the greens.
  • Mix the ingredients for the marinade, add in the sliced mushrooms and let it sit for at least for 30 minutes. 
  • Bake the mushroom in a preheated oven on 340F until golden and crispy. Keep an eye on it, don't let it burn.
  • Blend the ingredients for the dressing until creamy. Add half to the salad, add half of the fruit and mix. 
  • Plate the salad with the remaining dressing, pear, pomegranate seeds and all the shiitake bacon on top. Njoy!