Californian Style Bacon & Avocado Sunshine Salad
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Californian Style Bacon & Avocado Sunshine Salad

Californian Style Bacon & Avocado Sunshine Salad

with Charred Sweetcorn, Greek Style Cheese and Croutons

This delicious Californian Style Bacon & Avocado Sunshine Salad has been expertly designed by our chefs as a lighter option to help with a balanced lifestyle.

Calorie Smart
Cereals containing gluten

Boxes and ingredients are packed in facilities that handles Peanut, Nuts, Sesame, Fish, Crustaceans, Milk, Egg, Mustard, Celery, Soya, Gluten and Sulphites. Due to the war in Ukraine, it has been necessary to substitute sunflower oil with rapeseed oil in some products without a label change. The FSA have advised that allergic reactions to rapeseed oil are rare.

Preparation Time30 minutes
Cooking time25 minutes


serving amount

60 grams

British Smoked Bacon Lardons

1 unit(s)


(Contains Cereals containing gluten)

160 grams


2 unit(s)

Medium Tomato

50 grams

Greek Style Salad Cheese

(Contains Milk)

1 unit(s)


30 milliliter(s)

Cider Vinegar

(Contains Sulphites)

50 grams

Baby Leaf Mix

Not included in your delivery

½ tsp

Sugar for the Dressing

1.5 tbsp

Olive Oil for the Dressing

1 tbsp



Nutritional information

Energy (kJ)2315 kJ
Energy (kcal)553 kcal
Fat39.1 g
of which saturates10 g
Carbohydrate33.9 g
of which sugars8.5 g
Protein16.5 g
Salt2.25 g
Always refer to the product label for the most accurate ingredient and allergen information.


Baking Tray
Large Frying Pan
Large Bowl


Make your Croutons

Preheat your oven to 220°C/200°C fan/gas mark 7.

Tear the ciabatta into roughly 2cm chunks and pop onto a medium baking tray.

Drizzle with oil, season with salt and pepper and toss to coat well. Spread out in a single layer.

Bake the croutons on the top shelf of the oven until golden, 8-10 mins, then remove from the oven and set aside.

Bake the Bacon

Meanwhile, add the lardons to another medium baking tray.

Pop into the middle shelf of the oven and roast until golden, 8-10 mins. IMPORTANT: Wash your hands and equipment after handling raw meat. Cook bacon thoroughly.

Once cooked, set aside until ready to serve.

Char the Sweetcorn

While the bacon and croutons bake, drain the sweetcorn in a sieve.

Heat a drizzle of oil in a large frying pan on high heat. 

Once hot, add the sweetcorn and cook until charred, 5-6 mins. Adjust the heat if necessary. Stir only twice during this time - you want the sweetcorn to pick up some nice colour.

Once charred, remove from the heat.

Prep the Rest

Cut the tomatoes into 1cm pieces. Cut the Greek style salad cheese into 1cm cubes.

Halve the avocado and remove the stone. Use a tablespoon to scoop the flesh out onto a board, face-down. Slice into 1cm thick slices - you'll fan it out later.

Mix the Dressing

In a large bowl, combine the sugar and olive oil for the dressing (see pantry for both amounts) with the cider vinegar.

Season with salt and pepper, then mix together.

Serve your Sunshine Salad

When everything's ready, add half the bacon lardons to the bowl of dressing, along with the baby leaves, tomatoes, sweetcorn, cheese and croutons. Toss to coat.

Share the salad between your bowls. Scatter over the remaining bacon and fan out the sliced avocado on top.

Drizzle over the mayo (see pantry for amount - loosen with a splash of water first if needed) to finish.