Our Bacon and Avocado Salad proves that greens don’t have to be boring. The bacon, needless to say, is full of flavour, and the avocado will give you a satisfying creamy texture.
Time: 15 minutes
- 2 bacon slices
- 80g green beans, topped, tailed and halved
- 80g baby spinach leaves
- 1 French shallot, finely sliced
- 1/2 small avocado
- 1 small garlic clove, crushed
- 1/2 tablespoons olive oil
- 1/2 tablespoons balsamic vinegar
Preheat grill. Put the bacon on a tray and grill on both sides until crisp. Leave to cool and then break into small pieces. Bring a saucepan of water to boil and cook the beans for four minutes. Drain and run under cold water for a few seconds. Put spinach in a serving bowl and add beans, bacon and shallots. Cut the avocado into cubes and add to salad. To make the dressing, in a small bowl whisk together all the ingredients. Drizzle the dressing over the salad and toss well to coat. Season to taste, and serve.