Bacon and salad lunch

It’s perfect salad weather in Canberra today. I just wish it was a little more warm and moist. 

It’s mid Spring and the weather today in Canberra is pretty good. The maximum temperature will top out at 30 ┬░C but sadly the humidity will remain <50%. I yearn for days with humidity >95% but they will not come to Canberra in my lifetime. 

So what is a good lunch on a warm Spring day? Bacon salad of course. I love bacon and I’m getting to like salad more and more ­čÖé 

A 'healthful' bacon salad for lunch on a Spring Saturday in Canberra NIKON D810 with 28.0-300.0 mm f/3.5-5.6 at 300mm and f/5.6, 1/125sec, ISO 400
A ‘healthful’ bacon salad for lunch on a Spring Saturday in Canberra NIKON D810 with 28.0-300.0 mm f/3.5-5.6 at 300mm and f/5.6, 1/125sec, ISO 400

Do you like the bright pretty colours? This was very easy to make. 

Bacon and salad lunch
 
Recipe Type: Lunch
Cuisine: Australian
Author: Gary Lum
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Cook time:
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Serves: 1
A Summer salad in Spring
Ingredients
  • Streaky bacon
  • Cos lettuce
  • Fresh spring onions
  • Fried spring onions
  • Capsicum
  • Grapeseed oil
  • Lemon juice
  • Honey
Instructions
  1. Cut the streaky bacon into shreds
  2. Cook the bacon in a bench top oven at 200 ┬░C for 15 minutes
  3. Shred the cos lettuce
  4. Slice the fresh spring onions
  5. Dice the red capsicum
  6. Mix the salad elements in a bowl
  7. Add some fried spring onions
  8. In a glass add some honey, freshly squeezed lemon juice and the grapeseed oil, heat in a microwave oven for 20 seconds and stir
  9. Add the dressing to the salad at the same time as the bacon (plus the rendered bacon fat)
  10. Mix well
  11. Put on a plate that will photograph nicely
  12. Shoot the photograph
  13. Wash the dishes
  14. Write the recipe
  15. Blog (verb)