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Warm stilton salad

Warm stilton salad

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  • Preparation and cooking time
    • Prep:
    • Cook:
  • Easy
  • Serves 4

A perfect salad for one of those late summer-early autumn days – ready in just over half an hour

Nutrition:
HighlightNutrientUnit
kcal305
fat23g
saturates11g
carbs13g
sugars1g
fibre3g
protein13g
low insalt1.5g
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Ingredients

  • 4 rashers smoked streaky bacon , rind removed
  • 3 ripe pears , peeled, cored and sliced
  • 140g blue cheese , cut into small cubes, such as Colston Bassett stilton
  • 100g washed baby spinach

For the dressing

  • 1 tbsp sherry or red wine vinegar
  • 1 tsp clear honey
  • 1 tsp wholegrain mustard
  • 2 tbsp olive oil

Method

  • STEP 1

    Use kitchen scissors or a sharp knife to snip the bacon crossways into fat matchsticks. Heat a small, dry frying pan on a medium heat and add the bacon. Cook for about 10 mins, until the fat has run and the bacon is crisp.

  • STEP 2

    To make the dressing, reduce the heat in the pan to low and stir in 1 tbsp water, then the vinegar, honey and mustard. Stir well, scraping up any residue on the base of the pan. Stir in the oil, taste and season.

  • STEP 3

    Meanwhile, heat a ridged griddle pan or grill and cook the pears for about 5 mins on each side, until browned. Place in a bowl and mix with the cubes of cheese (this melts the cheese a little, making it nice and squidgy). Tip the spinach into a serving bowl, and scatter the cheese and pear mixture over. Top with the warm bacon dressing and serve immediately.

Goes well with

Recipe from Good Food magazine, October 2005

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