BLT Salad

Serves 4
Prep Time; 5 min
Cooking Time 5 min
Ingredients

  • 8 Rashers streaky bacon smoked or unsmoked
  • 4oz/110g Cherry tomatoes
  • Olive oil
  • 1/2 Loaf focaccia or ciabatta cut into 1.5cm/1inch chunks
  • 4 Plum tomatoes
  • 4 tbsp Mayonnaise
  • 2 tbsp Water
  • 1 tbsp Whole grain mustard
  • 1x225g/8oz pack of mixed leaf salad leaves
  • Salt and freshly ground black pepper

Method

  • Preheat the oven to 200C/400F/gas mark 6
  • Stretch the bacon on a chopping board with the back of a knife and place on a baking tray with the cherry tomatoes
  • Bake until the bacon is crisp and brown
  • Remove the tomatoes after 5-6 minutes
  • Heat the oil (1cm/1/2in deep) in a heavy based pan
  • Fry the bread cubes, a handful at a time until golden brown
  • Drain on absorbent paper
  • Sprinkle with a little salt. Keep warm
  • Slice the plum tomatoes
  • Whisk together the mayonnaise, water and mustard and season
  • Toss together the salad, dressing, plum tomatoes salt and pepper, and crumble bacon pieces into salad
  • Pile onto plates and garnish with croutons
  • Serve with the remaining Italian bread

Cooks Tip

  • You can serve this as delicious brunch on its own or use as a side dish with burgers and buns then friends can help themselves to filling.
  • Omit the croutons/bread if using as a filling

Equipment

  • Baking sheet/tray
  • Frying pan

Shopping List

  • Bacon
  • Tomatoes
  • Mayonnaise
  • Wholegrain mustard
  • Salad leaves
  • Focaccia/Ciabatta
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Kim March 31, 2009 at 8:00 pm

oh , i love this, and the kids will even like it!

Lesley April 1, 2009 at 2:06 am

Thanks Kim

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