This is for all those (like Dave) who like a nice healthy salad but have a penchant for the tasty extras which grace the salad bars in chain pubs and fast food franchises.
'BACON' BITS and MINI CHEESY CROUTONS
For the 'Bacon' Bits:
Take 3 pieces of vegetarian bacon and fry until crispy.
Drain on absorbent paper, then place on a board and chop away!
For the Mini Cheesy Croutons:
Toast a slice of bread on both sides and remove the crusts.
Finely grate about 2tbsp of cheese in a bowl and add a couple of teaspoons of olive oil. Mix together well.
Then spread over the toast, using the back of a spoon to smooth.
Place back under the grill for a few minutes until the cheese starts to brown.
Allow to cool, then cut into strips and chop into small cubes.
- Prepare your own or use a half a bag of pre-prepared salad leaves.
- Peel and grate a carrot and grate some cheese.
- Fresh from the garden, we had radish, cucumber and tomatoes which I mixed with some basil leaves.
- I also added a mix of dressings: sweet chilli, mayonnaise and a French-style herby one.