Avocado, Pancetta & Pine Nut Salad

Susan, AKA Kiwicook
Susan, AKA Kiwicook

Susan, AKA Kiwicook

In her days as a recipe developer, Susan has created over 450 recipes. Her Dutch and New Zealander roots serve as a basis for her culinary inspiration.

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I love the fresh, unfussy recipes offered by Jamie Oliver. He describes this Avocado, Pancetta & Pine Nut Salad as having “crunch, creaminess and bags of flavour”. And so it has.

This recipe can be found at Jamie Oliver.com. Looking for a refreshing, tasty and healthy salad? This is one you’ll love!



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Prep Time 5 minutes
Cook Time 5 minutes
Total Time 10 minutes
Course Salad
Servings 6 Servings


  • 12 slices pancetta or bacon if you don’t have pancetta
  • 50 g pine nuts
  • About 1 Tbsp balsamic vinegar
  • 2 Tbsp good quality extra virgin olive oil
  • Sea salt
  • Freshly ground black pepper
  • 6 ripe avocados, stoned, peeled and quartered
  • 4 big handfuls baby spinach, washed


  • Turn stove to a medium heat and toast pine nuts until golden brown – drain on absorbent paper. In the same pan, fry pancetta slices till they’re crisp. Set aside.
  • Combine the balsamic vinegar with the olive oil and season with salt and pepper. Taste test and adjust as needed.
  • Put spinach leaves onto a plate. Lay avocado, pancetta and pine nuts over top and drizzle the dressing over top. Add salt and pepper if needed.
Keyword Avocado Pancetta Pine Nut Salad
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Susan, also known as the Kiwi Cook, hails from Levin, New Zealand, and has a unique Kiwi-Dutch-British heritage that influenced her culinary upbringing. As an artist, tutor, writer, and editor, Susan dedicates her weekends to creating delectable dishes. Her food philosophy embraces moderation and listening to her body's needs.

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