Thursday, March 05, 2009


serves four

For the salad
4 slices bacon
1/2 head frisée lettuce
2 medium avocado, peeled and sliced
2 heads red chicory, leaves separated
1 head small lollo rosso lettuce, leaves separated

For the dressing
2 pink grapefruits
1/2 teaspoon English mustard
1/2 teaspoon wholegrain mustard
1 tablespoon white wine vinegar
100ml olive oil

Heat a frying pan until hot, then add the bacon and fry until crisp. Remove from the heat and leave to cool.

For the dressing, peel the grapefruit and cut into segments, taking care to reserve any of the juices. Put the juice in a bowl and stir in the mustards. Continue to whisk and add the white wine vinegar and olive oil.

To assemble the salad, layer the Frisée lettuce, bacon, avocado, and pink grapefruit segments in a large bowl, adding a spoonful of the dressing between each layer.

Follow with a layer of red chicory, a little more dressing; then a layer of Lollo Rosso lettuce. Repeat the layers until the bowl is full and serve straight away.

courtesy of: Janet Brinkworth, Great Food Live, UKTV Food

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