Walnut, Pear and Crispy Bacon Salad



  • Lean Bacon Rashers – 4
  • Walnut Halves – 85 gms
  • Red William Pears – 2, cored and sliced lengthways
  • Lemon Juice – 1 tblsp
  • Watercress – 175 gms, tough stalks removed

For the Dressing:

  • Extra Virgin Olive Oil – 3 tblsp
  • Lemon Juice – 2 tblsp
  • Clear Honey – 1/2 tsp
  • Salt and Pepper


  1. Preheat the grill to high.
  2. Place the bacon rashers on the grill pan and grill for 3-4 minutes, turning once, until crisp.
  3. Set aside to cool, then cut into 1/2 inch pieces.
  4. Heat a dry frying pan over a medium heat and lightly toast the walnuts, shaking the pan frequently, for 3 minutes, or until lightly browned.
  5. Set aside to cool.
  6. Toss the pears in the lemon juice to prevent discoloration.
  7. Put the watercress, walnuts, pears and bacon into a salad bowl.
  8. To make the dressing, place the oil, lemon juice and honey in a bowl and whisk together until smooth.
  9. Season to taste with salt and pepper, then pour over the salad.
  10. Toss well to combine and serve.
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