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Bacon, Walnut and Blue Cheese Side Salad

Bacon, Walnut and Blue Cheese Side Salad

with Pear and a Balsamic Dressing | Perfect for sharing

Not your average salad! Crispy bacon, warm sliced pear and tangy blue cheese combine with pea shoots and a balsamic dressing to make an ideal side or starter.


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 Time10 minutes
Cooking time15 minutes


serving amount

60 grams

Bacon Lardons

1 unit(s)


20 grams


(Contains Nuts May contain Peanut, Sesame, Nuts)

40 grams

Pea Shoots

30 grams

Crumbled Blue Cheese

(Contains Milk)

12 milliliter(s)

Balsamic Glaze

(Contains Sulphites)


Nutritional information

Energy (kJ)1064 kJ
Energy (kcal)254 kcal
Fat16.9 g
of which saturates5.3 g
Carbohydrate15.1 g
of which sugars13 g
Protein10.5 g
Salt1.34 g
Always refer to the product label for the most accurate ingredient and allergen information.


Small Bowl


Bring on the Bacon

a) Heat a drizzle of oil in a medium frying pan on medium-high heat. 

b) Once hot, add the bacon lardons. Stir-fry until lightly golden, 2-3 mins. IMPORTANT: Wash your hands and equipment after handling raw meat. Cook lardons thoroughly. 

c) Meanwhile, quarter the pear lengthways (no need to peel), remove the core and thinly slice lengthways.

Cook the Pear

a) Once the bacon is lightly golden, add the pear slices to the pan and fry with the bacon until the pear has softened, 2-3 mins.

b) Transfer the pear, bacon and all the juices from the pan to a small bowl and leave to cool for a few mins.

c) Meanwhile, roughly chop the walnuts.

Finish and Serve

a) Pop your pea shoots into a serving bowl and spoon the pear, bacon and all the juices over the top.

b) Top with a sprinkling of walnuts and scatter over the blue cheese.

c) Drizzle over the balsamic glaze to finish.