This warm salad is a great side dish to cram in some more vegetables and healthy fats to your meal, plus who doesn’t love salad with bacon in it? It serves very well aside a roast (like my Roast Pork Belly and Warm Bacon Broccoli Salad) and left overs are great with lunch the next day.
I like the fine texture of using my food processor, but this would work just as well with larger junks of veg if you prefer. Just dice finely instead of blitzing in a food processor, and cook a little longer in the fry pan.
Warm Bacon Broccoli Salad
A textural side dish for any meal, combining almonds, green veg and a healthy dose of bacon!
- 1 bunch asparagus 8 stalks, less is fine
- 1 small head broccoli
- 4 slices bacon diced
- 40 grams almonds roughly chopped, approx 35 almonds
- 1 tablespoon olive oil
- ½ teaspoon salt ½ teaspoon of pepper
Cut the broccoli into small florets and the asparagus into chunks.
Put the vegetables in a food processor and give it two quick blitzes to finely chop it. If you don’t have a processor, you can cut these by hand.
Heat a large frying pan over medium-high heat. Add the bacon ad fry until just crispy.
Toss in the green vegetables and chopped almonds. Drizzle with olive oil salt and pepper and stir thoroughly.
Fry for 3 – 5 minutes until the bacon is cooked and the veg has started to go bright green (not soggy, you want the texture!)
Serve immediately, or keep in the fridge for up to 3 days and have with other meals.