During the last few months it would appear that G and I have eaten out weekly, partly as a social thing as we’ve had his birthday and other events but also as a way of discovering new places. I am a huge fan of the bistro pub, I like a warm cosy atmosphere and most of all I like unfussy but lovingly prepared food.
One aspect of eating out I enjoy is pursuing the menu for something a little different or a twist on a modern classic, sometimes just a tiny tweak can make a huge difference to a simple dish. Today after a morning of shopping my friend and I refuelled in a local cafe, resting our feet whist enjoying indulgent hot drinks and I dived into door stopper sized slices of hot buttered toast and scrambled egg – See simple really can be wonderful
Because simple dishes are often my favourite, after enjoying this salad at a local pub I had to recreate this salad myself. Admittedly I’ve made a couple of tweaks but who said salad couldn’t leave a lasting impression?
This salad is the perfect mix of sweetness from the peaches and balsamic glaze and the bacon and blue cheese add a salty and savoury twist, for vegetations I recommend switching bacon for walnuts as they are magical with blue cheese and provide a natural protein source. Whilst you may wish to skip the addition of beetroot (I love it as a natural source of energy) I would recommen this salad with a mix of darker leaves and rocket for the peppery flavour.
 Blue Cheese, Bacon, Balsamic & Peach Salad
Serves 2
5 Rashes Bacon (Or a small handful of walnuts)
1 Large Peach
40g Blue Cheese
Mixed Salad Leaves
Balsamic Glaze
*Optional – Green beans
*The above are only estimates, you may want to increase/decrease amounts accordingly to your preferred serving size.
Well I hardly need to type a method for this salad but it wouldn’t be a recipe without one…
Place the mixed leafs in a bowl and top with peaches, beetroot, cooked bacon, then scatter across the blue cheese and drizzle with balsamic glaze and enjoy!
Are you a salad fan? Do you enjoy eating out or do you find keeping to a healthy lifestyle can be hard when your eating restaurant food?