Avocado and Crispy Bacon Salad

14 Jul

It’s that time of year when our Lunchtime Specials menu is full of delicious salads and one of this year’s most popular choices is the classic bacon & avocado combo – with a Retro twist if course!

Here’s how we make it:

July Recipe: Avocado & Crispy Bacon Salad

serves 4 people

Fry 150g of Pancetta Cubes for 5 minutes until crispy (you could also used chopped bacon)

Peel & dice 2 ripe Avocados this can be tricky at home as you have to time your avocados somewhere between bullets and stringy brown mush

Make the dressing

(yes, this is the recipe for our world famous Sweet Basil Dressing)

Blend together:
Bunch of fresh basil
1 garlic Clove
200ml Extra Virgin Olive Oil
1 tblsp English Mustard
2 tblsp honey
1 Chilli Pepper
Lemon Juice
Salt & Pepper to taste

Prepare your salad: arrange mixed Salad Leaves (Endive, Lollo Rosso etc) with 1 sliced yellow or red Pepper, 2 Tomatoes cut into wedges and half a sliced cucumber

Sprinkle the warm, crispy pancetta & cold avocado on top & then drizzle the dressing

SERVE WITH: garlic ciabatta & a glass of rosé please!

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