Thursday, 12 April 2012

Bacon, feta and mango salad

This is what I made for my meal this evening.  It was jolly delicious, I thought.  Knowing what I am like about forgetting what I've done, I wrote it straight down.  Apologies for the vagueness of the quantities.  It was very much to taste. 

Bacon, feta and mango salad

Ingredients: to serve 1

For the salad
2 thin sliced rashers of back bacon
a little oil
some feta, cubed (about 1/5 of a pack)
1/4 of a mango, sliced or cubed
shredded lettuce
4 or 5 cherry tomatoes, quartered
some red onion, very thinly sliced
For the dressing
a little olive oil
a little red wine vinegar (more than the oil)
runny honey
Dijon or grain mustard
salt and pepper

Combine all the dressing ingredients (amounts are really to taste, I kept adding and tasting – not much oil though), preferably in a little pot with a lid. Put on the lid and shake the pot well to combine all the ingredients. Shake again just before dressing the salad.

Add a little oil to a non stick pan, put it on a very low heat, add the bacon and let it gently fry, turning once, until it is crispy. Remove from the pan, letting any fat drip off (or wipe over the bacon with some kitchen towel) and break into pieces.

Place all the salad ingredients in a bowl and mix. Add as much of the dressing as you want and toss the salad until everything is covered with dressing.

Serve immediately.

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