"I am always searching for something in-season, so I seek out recipes with the ingredient I have in abundance from my vegie garden. My daughter loves avocado and my family are big eaters! This is one of our favourites. I am sure you will enjoy this fresh warm salad that combines lovely rich flavours with the zing of fresh lime!" Vicki
Cook pancetta until crisp and break into large pieces. Set aside. Heat oil over medium heat, add walnuts and toss until toasted (about 4 minutes) then remove walnuts. Add mushrooms to hot oil, stirring occasionally until tender. Stir in lime juice and season with salt and pepper. Place baby spinach, avocado, walnuts and pancetta into a bowl and toss with the warm mushrooms and pan juices. Serve on a platter.
Tips from the author
Pancetta is unsmoked pork belly that is cured in salt and spices for months. It is sometimes referred to as Italian bacon. Served with warm crusty bread, this salad is large enough as a light lunch for 4 or as a hearty salad for 2 over dinner. When I have my zucchini crop, I include roasted or BBQ zucchini slices into the salad. You can also add them raw - just shave them and to the top of the salad. Sometimes I will add some chicken for a full sized meal.