Camping Food Ideas: Caramelized Pancetta and Fennel Salad

Salad is always a great place to start; plus, it’s easy, which is exactly what you need when you’re cooking. Crispy pancetta gives this salad a pleasant unctuous quality, and a tart red wine vinaigrette balances out the richness with acidity.

Serves: 4
Prep time: 15 min
Inactive time: 5 mins
Cook time: 10 mins
Total time: 30 mins
Author: Giada De Laurentiis

Caramelized Pancetta and Fennel Salad

Ingredients

Red Wine Vinaigrette:

Instructions

  1. Preheat the oven to 400 degrees F. Line a baking sheet with parchment paper.
  2. In a medium bowl, toss together fennel, pancetta, garlic, brown sugar, olive oil, salt, and pepper. Place the ingredients on the baking sheet in a single layer. Cook until the pancetta is crisp and the fennel is caramelized, about 20 minutes. Remove from the oven and let cool for 5 minutes.
  3. In a large bowl, place the salad greens, crumbled pancetta, and caramelized fennel. Toss the salad with the Red Wine Vinaigrette and serve immediately.

Red Wine VinaigretteMix the vinegar, lemon juice, honey, salt, and pepper in a blender. With the machine running gradually blend in the oil. Season the vinaigrette, to taste, with more salt and pepper, if desired. (Yield: scant 1/2 cup. Prep Time: 5 minutes)

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