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1Heat up a non-stick skillet over low heat(spray with non-stick spray like Pam), and add pumpkin seeds and walnuts, toasting for 3 minutes before adding the sesame seeds. Toast for another three minutes, occasionally stirring. When you begin to smell the nutty smell of the nuts, and the sesame seeds are turning golden, it's time to pull them off the heat and transfer them to a small bowl so they wont continue to cook. Set these aside for use later. In the same skillet you just used, cook the 3 strips of bacon until firm and crisp. Bacon should not be floppy, rubbery, or burned & hard. Set aside on paper towels for use later.
2Rise all of the greens, and dry with paper towels so that salad will not be wet. When dry, add spinach leaves, to a large salad bowl. Chop arugula, frisee and romaine heart(snip with scissors) into even, bite sized pieces and add to bowl. Then, peel cucumber, cut in half lengthwise, and cut in half again, you should have 4 pieces, then chop in quartered pieces and add to bowl. Wash and peel carrot, then use vegetable peeler to peel strips (or ribbons) off into the bowl. Add in chopped red pepper, cubed cheddar and celery.
3Zest and juice the lemon into a small bowl. Add soy sauce, salt,peeper, and grated garlic. (You can use a lemon zestor, or a cheese grater to grate your garlic clove into a paste.) Next, stream in olive oil with one hand while whisking with the other. This is to make sure it emulsifies. If it's too hard, you can stream in olive oil, then quickly whisk before it separates. Pour dressing over salad and toss really well.
4Now, add in seed/walnut mixture, crumbled bacon and toss really well to coat the salad with the seeds. Serve and eat! Refrigerate leftovers, but be sure to eat by the next day because it will only keep for about a day or two before wilting.