Warm Salad with Pear, Bacon and Blue Cheese
Warm Salad with Pear, Bacon and Blue Cheese



  • 1 sliced red onion
  • 2 tbsp red wine vinegar
  • 250g smoked streaky bacon
  • 500g pears, cored and sliced into wedges
  • 5 tbsp olive oil
  • ½ lemon, zest and juice
  • ½ tsp Dijon mustard
  • 200g peppery salad leaves
  • 100g chopped walnuts
  • 100g blue cheese, crumbled
  • Put the onion and vinegar in a bowl, toss well and set aside to pickle. Meanwhile, grill the bacon for 10 mins, turning halfway, until crispy. Set aside. Place the pear wedges on a griddle, brush with oil and cook for 5 mins, turning halfway, or until charred on each side.
  • Whisk together the mustard, lemon juice and 4 tbsp of oil. Season well, and toss with the salad leaves, cheese, walnuts and pears, and mix in the onion and some of the pickling juice. Chop the bacon and add to the salad, then serve warm with a scattering of lemon zest.
15 mins
6 serving

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