Green Salad with Sweet Peas, Bacon & Cheese

A really simple salad recipe that tastes amazing

Having a garden and a possibility to plant something of your own is such a great thing. I am endlessly grateful for having this possibility and I am enjoying every single bit of it :) Currently we have the swiss chard growing really well, the salads and also the sweet green peas, so mostly just the greens at the moment. Which has also meant eating a lot of all of this and creating new recipes to keep it interesting :) I am not sure if I have mentioned this to you before, but I get bored very easily when it comes to food and that is why I enjoy being creative with food so much and creating new recipes.

​was actually planning on sharing another recipe with you today, which I will still be sharing as it is so yum, a salad recipe that was co-created by me and my boyfriend :) So keep watching this space for that recipe as it is delicious!! :) However, when something needs to be used up, then it needs to be used up, as I hate wasting food. So while I was in the garden picking some green salad for my recipe, I noticed that the sweet peas are ripe and there are so many of them that I had to pick some to ensure they don´t lose their sweetness. A little garden tip, if you want to enjoy the sweet peas (green split peas) while they are still really sweet and juicy, then make sure to be quick and pick them when they get ripe. They are ready to be picked when the peapod is not flat anymore, but it is getting round, which means the peas inside have grown, and that is when you want to pick them. If they get really ripe, they will become dry and also lose their sweetness. However, don´t worry, these peas are great for cooking or you can also dry them and make your own split peas for the winter.

Then, I ​came home with a bag full of fresh salad and green peas and my imagination started doing its tricks :) That is when I remembered I had some bacon that also needed to be used. That´s when I decided to make a ceasar salad inspired bacon and cheese salad with a yogurt dressing. I know it is a super simple salad, but I also know it tastes great :) Give it a try and you won´t regret it! :)

Enjoy!

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RECIPE

Green Salad with Bacon & Cheese

A really simple salad recipe that tastes amazing

​INGREDIENTS

  • 100g bacon

  • two big handfuls of mixed salad

  • half of a cucumber

  • big handful of sweet peas

  • parmigiano-reggiano cheese (to your liking)

  • 2-3tbsp natural yogurt

  • salt & black pepper

DIRECTIONS

  1. Set a medium pan to high heat and once it has warmed up add the bacon. Arrange the bacon just so that there is one layer and the bacon slices don´t overlap. Fry the bacon until it is brown and crunchy. (See video for tips)

  2. Once the bacon is ready, remove it to a plate covered with a double layer of paper kitchen towels and then cover with another layer of kitchen towel. This will allow to absorb the excess fat from the bacon. Leave aside to cool.

  3. Wash the salad well and chop roughly or tear it with your hands. Cube the cucumber.

  4. Add the salad and the cucumber to a medium bowl.

  5. Peel the sweet peas and also add to the salad.

  6. Chop the cooled bacon or break it with your hands into bite-sized pieces and also add to the salad, leaving some aside for decoration.

  7. Make thin slices of cheese with a cheese slicer (cheese knife) and add to the rest of the ingredients. Leave some aside for decoration.

  8. To make the dressing season the yogurt with salt and pepper. Pour the dressing over the salad and mix well until combined.

  9. Before serving decorate with bacon and cheese that was left aside.

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