Bacon, Mozzarella and Broad Bean Salad

Posted By Stephen


Tonight we made a salad of spinach leaves with bacon, mozzarella, broad beans and avocado, which we served with a simple dressing made from olive oil, lemon juice, wholegrain mustard and salt and pepper.  We also made some toasted sliced of bread drizzled with olive oil and rubbed with a garlic clove.

This had the potential to be really good, or so we thought, but it didn’t quite turn out that way.  The bacon was from Emmet’s, a really good deli in Peasenhall in Suffolk.  They make their own bacon and we’ve had it before and really liked it, but this time although it had a good flavour, it tasted very, very salty and was quite chewy (that was probably overcooking on our part).  The broad beans were a bit floury in the middle – maybe we didn’t cook them enough.  And the avocado wasn’t quite ripe enough.

Also, either one of the avocado or the beans (probably the avocado) needed to go – they just didn’t work well together.  The avocado did work well on its own in the dressing, but didn’t go well with the rest of the salad.  The garlicky toasted croutons were good though, and the mozzarella was nice.  Apart from them though, it was just an excuse for a complete moan-fest, so apologies for that.

Jul 24th, 2009

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  1. I think the broad beans need to go…
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