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smoky bacon ceasar salad

Smoky bacon caesar salad with parmesan croutons

Published: February 9, 2015 at 9:00 am
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  • Preparation and cooking time
    • Total time
  • Easy
  • Serves 2

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.

Nutrition:
NutrientUnit
kcal449
fat30.1g
carbs21.2g
fibre1.6g
protein23.9g
salt3.3g
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Try our smoky bacon caesar salad with parmesan croutons, then check out our easy caesar salad recipe.

Ingredients

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

Method

  • 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.

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