My Mega Salad – Bacon, Beetroot, Rocket and Asparagus, with a Zingy Horseradish Dressing, Croutons and a Boiled Egg

One of my new year’s resolutions is to get more creative with salads, I say one of because I have so many, and they are all food based! It is never appealing when you go out for lunch and in the salad section it is listed:

Tuna Salad

Ham Salad

Cheese Salad

It just turns me right off, and I just think, ‘come on, give me some oomph!’ I don’t know about you but when I read ‘Salad’ in a restaurant I just think lettuce, tomato and cucumber; and then whatever extra item the restaurant has decided to throw on-top. Salads can be wonderful and they deserve the respect of a bit if jazz. Give them a zingy dressing, throw in some different textures and you will probably be more satisfied if you add a carb in there too. I think this salad has everything; lots of vegetables, multiple textures, flavoursome proteins, crunchy croutons and topped off with a super zing of a dressing! Go on, give it a try!

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Serves 2

–          2-3 pickled beetroots – chopped into small cubes

–          2 sliced bread – cut into small cubes

–          5 rashes bacon

–          1 tbsp olive oil

–          2 eggs – boiled and sliced into 4

–          8 asparagus stalks

–          2 big handfuls rocket

–          1 small red onion – very finely sliced

–          ¼ cucumber – cut into thin strips

For the Dressing – mix together the following ingredients

–          Juice ½ Lemon

–          3 heap tsp natural yoghurt

–          1 heap tsp creamed horseradish

Pre-Heat the oven to 200’C

Toss the beetroot in a little olive oil and roast in the roast for half an hour

Combine the cucumber, onion and rocket together in a large bowl and set aside until ready to plate up.

Heat a griddle pan with the olive oil and fry the bacon on this. Once the bacon is cooked, remove and fry the bread cubes and asparagus in the juices for a couple of minutes until the asparagus is cooked and the bread is golden and crispy

Once the beetroot is cooked plate all the ingredients and drizzle with the dressing.


20 thoughts on “My Mega Salad – Bacon, Beetroot, Rocket and Asparagus, with a Zingy Horseradish Dressing, Croutons and a Boiled Egg

    • Thanks 😀 Asparagus is great isn’t it!? I am actually on twitter, although I have to admit I have not quite got the hang of it. I should be @homemadewithmes (I think the extra s at the end made it too long) but my user name is homemade with mess. I tend to just press the ‘twitter’ button when I do my blog so my recipes should be on there. Unless I am doing it wrong?

      • Oh yes, during summer i tend to simply grill asparagus all the time and add to to a light salad. I could it that every day. 🙂
        Oh yes you are, i found you now. 😀
        I think you need to explore twitter a bit, you can find great fellow foodies on there.

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