Bacon Salad With Roasted Red Peppers

I love summer time. In the heat there is nothing better than a hearty salad. Hearty? Salad? Are you mad? Not at all, salads can be wonderfully elegant and light, but on late evenings you might want something just a little bit…more. This is one of those salads.

Grilling peppers can be tricky, you want them to be juicy but charred, something difficult to get right over a direct heat. I used a Hairy Bikers health grill to get mine perfect.

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For this I used thinly sliced spring onions, cucumber and radishes cut into neat cubes, and a lot of parsley., mixed together in a bowl. Fry bacon lardons in a pan and leave for a minute, then add to the bowl and toss the salad – this ensures that you get some of the fat from the pan, but that you don’t get a salad drenched in bacon grease.

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