Pear, Bacon and Mesclun Salad

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pear and bacon salad
Toasted walnuts or crumbled feta or blue cheese would also be lovely in this salad. You can also use baby spinach or rocket leaves.

Yield: Serves 4.


  • 4 slices streaky bacon
  • 2 crisp ripe pears
  • 2 tablespoons balsamic vinegar
  • 4 tablespoons extra virgin olive oil
  • 1 teaspoon wholegrain mustard
  • salt and freshly ground black pepper
  • 4 large handfuls mesclun salad leaves



Grill of pan fry the bacon until crisp, cool a little and then chop into small pieces.

Slice the pears thinly, discarding the core, mix the balsamic vinegar, olive oil, mustard, sea salt and pepper in a bowl and then toss the pear slices in the dressing.
Arrange the salad leaves on plates and then top with pears and bacon. Drizzle over extra dressing.



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