Frisee aux Lardons with croutons and a herby honey and mustard vinaigrette

Christopher: Lovely healthy salad… until you realise you are just eating bacon and fried bread 😉 Most importantly for Frisee salad get some Frisee lettuce (we aren’t that fancy).

This salad takes: 20 minutes – but it can be done quicker if you fry the bread instead of doing it in the oven.

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Get it:

Four slices of bacon, diced

Two slices of white bread cut into cubes

One head of romaine lettuce, shredded  ( I know, i know should be frisee but I couldn’t find any so we’ve got romaine, okay?!)

Half a cucumber, diced.

For the dressing

The leaves of one thyme sprig

Three basil leaves sliced

The leaves from two sprigs of parsley, roughly chopped

One thing of dill roughly chopped

Eight table spoons of olive oil

Three tablespoons of white wine vinegar

One shallot thinly diced

Two cloves of garlic

One teaspoon of clear honey

One teaspoon of Dijon mustard 

Frisee aux Lardons
Frisee aux Lardons

 Make it:

1. Pre-heat the oven to 180 degrees

2. Blend together the herbs, three tablespoons of oil, the vinegar, onion and shallot in a food processor or similar until a they form a rough paste.

3. Pour into a jam jar or similar and add the honey, mustard, three more tablespoons of oil and some salt and pepper. Shake hard and leave to infuse.

4. Place the bread on some greaseproof paper on a baking tray, season with salt and pepper and drizzle over the remaining oil. Bake for 20 minutes until golden brown.

5. Fry the bacon bits until crisp and brown, should take around 10 minutes.

6. Toss together the cucumber, lettuce, croutons and bacon and season further if necessary

7. Serve with a good drizzling of the dressing.  

This salad serves:

2 people who put bacon in everything…

Did you like the dressing? It is Zoë’s new favourite!

Looking for a healthier option? Take a peek at our Salade Niçoise



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