Lettuce, Lentil, Bacon and Walnut Salad

Lettuce, Lentil, Bacon and Walnut Salad by you.

Back from camping and after a quick scope round the garden hungry for lunch. Surprisingly some  bacon leftover from camping fry ups and for some pretend healthiness a little salad.

There was only a little lettuce left in the bottom of the salad drawer, not enough to make a proper salad,  so I cooked up some lentils. With a balsamic vinegar dressing dressing and few toasted walnuts. Chicory or fennel would work perfectly in this dish too.

Lettuce Lentil and Bacon and Walnut Salad

Serves two

1/2 head of lettuce
150g of puy lentils
1 stick of celery finely chopped
1 tbsp of chopped parsley
1 bay leaf
2 rashers of bacon
1 cloves of garlic
2 tbsp of walnut pieces


2 tbsp of fresh parsley finely chopped
4 tbsp of balsamic vinegar
1 tbsp of honey
1 tbsp of olive oil
1 tsp of mustard
Salt and pepper to taste

  1. Cover the lentils, bay leaf & celery with boiling water.
  2. Simmer gently for 20minutes , they should still have some bite to them.
  3. Once cooked cover with cold water.
  4. Chop the bacon,  garlic into slices fry until the bacon is crispy for the last few minutes add the walnuts,
  5. Mix together the vinegar , honey, oil , mustard , parsley & salt and pepper,  to make a dressing.
  6. Dress the lentils in the dressing
  7. Layer the lettuce and lentils in a bowl.
  8. Top off the salad with the bacon, garlic and walnuts.
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3 Responses to Lettuce, Lentil, Bacon and Walnut Salad

  1. Kerri says:

    I really like the sound of this, we’ve been experimenting with interesting salads lately and I’ve definitely been enjoying the ones with bacon the most!

  2. rachel says:

    camping and then this…..nice
    I agree this would be good with chicory too.

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