Pear, Bacon and Mesclun Salad

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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