Warm Cajun Bacon and Sweet Potato Salad
with Avocado and Greek Style Cheese
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(Contains Cereals containing gluten)
Cajun Spice Mix
(May contain Celery)
Baby Leaf Mix
Greek Style Salad Cheese
Not included in your delivery
Olive Oil for the Dressing
Preheat your oven to 220°C/200°C fan/gas mark 7.
Tear the ciabatta into roughly 2cm chunks.
Pop the ciabatta chunks on one side of a large baking tray in a single layer. Drizzle with oil, season with salt and pepper, and toss to coat well. Add the bacon lardons to the other side (use another tray if necessary).
When the oven is hot, bake the croutons and bacon on the middle shelf until golden, 8-10 mins. Remove from the oven, transfer to separate plates and set aside for now.
Put the sweet potato chunks onto a large baking tray. Drizzle with oil, season with salt and pepper, then sprinkle over the Cajun spice mix (add less if you'd prefer things milder). Toss to coat.
Spread out in a single layer. TIP: Use two baking trays if necessary.
Roast on the top shelf of your oven until golden, 25-35 mins. Turn halfway through.
While everything cooks, halve the bell pepper and discard the core and seeds. Slice into thin strips.
Once the croutons are done, set aside for now. Pop the sliced pepper onto the (now empty) baking tray. Drizzle with oil, season with salt and pepper, then toss to coat.
Roast the pepper on the middle shelf until soft and slightly charred, 15-18 mins.
In a large bowl, mix together the cider vinegar, honey and olive oil for the dressing (see pantry for both amounts). Season with salt and pepper.
Cut the tomato into 1cm chunks and add to the dressing.
Halve the avocado and remove the stone. Use a tablespoon to scoop the flesh out onto a board in one piece, then thinly slice widthways. Season with salt and pepper.
When everything's ready, add the Cajun sweet potato, roasted pepper, baby leaves and croutons to the bowl of tomatoes and dressing.
Gently toss to combine.
Share your warm sweet potato salad between your bowls, then fan out the avocado in the centre of your salad.
Finish by crumbling over the Greek style salad cheese and sprinkling with the pumpkin seeds.
Step 1 MOD: If you’re adding lardons, add them to the other side of your tray of croutons (use another tray if necessary). Bake with the croutons until golden, 8-10 mins, then continue as instructed. IMPORTANT: Wash your hands and equipment after handling raw meat. Cook bacon thoroughly.