Pancetta and pine nut salad


Pine kernels have many of the healthful properties other nuts have. They are a great addition to any salad. Use a variety of salad leaves, such as rocket, red leaf, green leaf, and Romaine to round it off. The more antioxidant rich the leaves, the healthier the salads.


6 sli pancetta (cut into small pieces)
2 oz pine nuts
1 scallion (thinly sliced)
1⁄2 lemon (juice only)


  1. Place in a non-stick frying pan and cook over low heat for approximately 2-3 minutes. Set aside.
  2. Prepare the salad in a bowl add your salad leaves and toss with 2 tablespoons olive oil, the juice of half a lemon and a little salt.
  3. Serve salad onto individual plates and top with pancetta, a few pine nuts and a few spring onion slices, and enjoy.


For additional taste, add a little grated Parmesan cheese but mind, the salad will not be dairy free if you add cheese.

4 servings
Preparation time
Cooking time
Total time
20 minutes