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Try this creamy salad dish, then check out our BBQ courgettes, barbecued carrot, ricotta and toasted pecans and more BBQ recipes.

Ingredients

  • 6 rashers streaky bacon
  • 4 Little Gem lettuces, quartered
  • 2 tbsp olive oil
  • a handful chives, finely chopped

RANCH DRESSING

  • 50g mayonnaise
  • 100ml buttermilk
  • 1 tsp garlic granules
  • 1 tsp onion granules
  • 1 tsp dijon mustard
  • a few chives, finely chopped
  • ½ lemon, juiced

Method

  • STEP 1

    Heat the oven to 200C/fan 180C/gas 6. Put the bacon onto a baking tray and roast for 16-18 minutes or until really crisp. Cool and roughly chop.

  • STEP 2

    Heat a griddle pan over a high heat. Brush the cut sides of the lettuce with oil and season lightly. Cook the lettuce for 1-2 minutes on each of the cut sides until charred. Arrange on a platter.

  • STEP 3

    For the dressing, whisk together all of the ingredients with a little seasoning.

  • STEP 4

    Spoon the dressing over the charred lettuce, then sprinkle over the bacon bits and chives.

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