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...


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.


  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!

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

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

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

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

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

  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

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

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

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

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

  7. What an interesting combination, love it!

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

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