Friday, 18 October 2013

Blueberry and Maple Bacon Salad

It's a healthy salad...



...with bacon...



... bacon glazed with maple syrup and Dijon mustard.



It has blueberries...



...and bacon...


...and grilled corn, which we all know is a given if it's a salad made by me.



A salad made with lots of healthy things, all thrown in a bowl and made delicious with...



...bacon.



Here's another shot of the delicousness, with bacon... maple bacon.



Can you see that bacon, just hanging onto the spoon?



Did I mention there's bacon?



Blueberry and Maple Bacon Salad
Serves 4

For the Salad:
4 handfuls of rocket
3 ears of corn, grilled and kernels cut from the cob
200g cherry tomatoes, halved
1 cup blueberries
1 avocado, diced
Handful of basil leaves torn
4 rashers of bacon
2 tablespoons maple syrup
1/2 teaspoon Dijon mustard

For the Dressing:
2 lemons, juiced
2 teaspoons maple syrup
1 teaspoon sherry vinegar
2 teaspoons extra virgin olive oil
Sea salt and freshly ground black pepper to taste


Make the Maple Bacon:
Mix the maple syrup and Dijon mustard together in a bowl.

Preheat the oven to 200 degrees C and line a baking tray with foil. Pop a wire rack over the foil on the tray. Put the bacon onto the wire rack and brush it with the maple-Dijon mixture on both sides. Bake in the oven for 15 minutes until burnished a ravishing red, turn and bake on the other side for 5-10 minutes until crisp. Remove to cool for 5 minutes, then break up into shards.

Make the Salad:
Put all the ingredients into a bowl including the bacon.

Make the Dressing:
Put all the ingredients into a bowl and whisk to emulsify.

Pour the dressing over the salad and toss to coat all the greens in the dressing.

16 comments:

  1. Super healthy I should say! Bacon it's for the salty side of the salad :) I love everything in this salad, corn and bacon and blueberry and maple syrup (that I couldn't live without!) are all things that should be in a salad. Now I'm hungry, ouf!

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    1. I love all those things too Gabrielle, and when you put them all together, they are even better.

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  2. You had me at well.... bacon! Bring on the bacon!! What a lovely mix of flavors.

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    1. Bacon, bacon, bacon. Looks like we speak the same language.

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  3. This salad is ultra appealing, to me. Your photography is stunning in this post - well done!!!

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    1. Thanks Dan. This colourful salad loves the camera.

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  4. ahhh stop with the bacon! this looks GORGEOUS - some of my very very favourite flavours going on here. definitely saving this one to the recipe file, thank you! :)
    the hobbit kitchen x

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    1. Thanks Holly. Okay I'll STAHP! with the bacon, but only until next time.

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  5. Yum... bacon... the reason why I'm not a vegetarian.

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  6. The salad looks gorgeous and delicious and that bit of bacon has to send it over the top.

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    1. Thanks Patty. It's not like me to be over the top, said no one ever.

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  7. What an interesting combination, love it!

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    1. Thanks Sara. The flavours really work.

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  8. This looks amazing, love me a colorful healthy salad with a little bit of indulgence sprinkled on top!

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    1. Thanks Jessica. The salad is just an excuse for me to eat bacon.

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