smoky bacon ceasar salad

Smoky bacon caesar salad with parmesan croutons

  • serves 2
  • Easy

A quick idea for Caesar salad using smoky bacon rashers. An easy homemade dressing makes this a fast and simple midweek meal, and Parmesan croutons are a great finishing touch.


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  • ciabatta 3-4 slices, cut in half lengthways
  • olive oil
  • parmesan 50g, grated
  • streaky smoked bacon 4 rashers
  • half-fat crème fraîche 4 tbsp
  • Dijon mustard 1 tsp
  • Worcestershire sauce ½ tsp
  • garlic ½ clove, crushed
  • lemon ½, juiced
  • little gem lettuce 2, leaves separated and torn if large
  • spring onions 2, shredded


  • Step 1

    Heat the oven to 200C/fan 180C/gas 6. Toss the bread with 1 tbsp olive oil and some salt flakes. Sprinkle over half the grated parmesan, trying to keep it on the bread. Bake for 10-15 minutes until golden. Grill the bacon until crisp, then break into pieces.

  • Step 2

    Mix the crème fraîche, Dijon mustard, Worcestershire sauce, garlic and the rest of the parmesan with a squeeze of lemon juice and a splash of water, then season.

  • Step 3

    Toss the lettuce with half the dressing and divide between 2 plates. Top with pieces of bacon, croutons and spring onions. Drizzle over the rest of the dressing.

Nutritional Information

  • Kcals 449
  • Fat 30.1g
  • Carbs 21.2g
  • Fibre 1.6g
  • Protein 23.9g
  • Salt 3.3g