Bacon, Jersey Royal and Rocket Salad with a Balsamic Dressing

Sometimes it’s nice to have a simple lunch and this salad does just that. It also uses up some leftover potatoes or you can just leave them out. It has a breakfast kinda vibe. I did my bacon and croutons in the air fryer (love my air fryer) but you can use the oven too.

Ingredients (serves 2)

  • 6 rashers of smoked streaky bacon
  • 1 slice of bread (stale if possible)
  • 1 tbsp olive oil
  • 3 leftover new potatoes, sliced
  • 6 sun dried tomatoes, sliced
  • Small bag of salad, I used rocket
  • 2 tbsp olive oil
  • 1 tbsp balsamic vinegar
  • Salt and pepper

Directions (serves 2)

  1. Tear the bread into pieces and put in a bowl. Add a tbsp of olive oil and season with salt and pepper.
  2. Chuck in the air fryer and set the temperature to 185 degrees. Cook for 6 minutes shaking half way. Set aside
  3. Next add the bacon to the air fryer increase the temperature to 190 degrees and cook for 7 minutes again shaking halfway and set aside
Note – if you are using the oven pre heat to 200 degrees and cook the croutons and bacon together for 7 minutes

4. Mix the 2 tbsp of olive oil with the balsamic vinegar

5. Assemble the salad by sharing the rocket between two bowls. Scatter over the sun dried tomatoes and potatoes . Pour over the dressing and toss. Cut the cooked bacon into pieces and scatter over the salad, finish off with croutons. Enjoy 😊

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