Mushroom Avocado and Pancetta Salad

Preparation:     10 minutes

Cooking:   15 minutes

Serves 4

150g thinly sliced pancetta

1 tblspn olive oil

1/2 cup walnuts, roughly chopped

4 flat mushrooms, sliced

1 lime, juiced

Salt and ground black pepper to taste

200g baby spinach leaves, trimmed

1 large avocado, peeled, deseeded and sliced

Crusty bread, to serve


Preheat grill on medium-high. Grill pancetta for 3 minutes each side or until browned on the edges. Cool. Break into large pieces. Heat oil in a non-stick frying pan over medium-high heat. Add walnuts and cook, stirring often, for 4 minutes or until toasted. Using a slotted spoon, remove walnuts to a plate.  Add mushrooms to hot oil and cook, stirring occasionally, for 3-4 minutes or until tender. Stir in lime juice and season with salt and pepper. Place spinach leaves, avocado, pancetta and walnuts into a large bowl. Add warm mushrooms. Toss gently and serve with crusty bread.