Niçoise salad with bacon and cheesy croutons

Niçoise salad with bacon and cheesy croutons
  • Serves icon for 4 people
  • Time icon Ready in 25 minutes

This classic salad is typical holiday food. Although it includes salad leaves and green beans, it’s not exactly low cal, but if you pretend you’re on a break it won’t matter!

Nutrition: per serving

Calories
736kcals
Fat
58.6g (12.6g saturated),
Protein
21g
Carbohydrates
33.1g (8.4g sugar)
Salt
3.1g salt
Calories
736kcals
Fat
58.6g (12.6g saturated),
Protein
21g
Carbohydrates
33.1g (8.4g sugar)
Salt
3.1g salt

Ingredients

  • Small ciabatta loaf, torn into pieces
  • 3 tbsp extra-virgin olive oil
  • 25g fresh Parmesan, grated
  • 6 rashers streaky bacon, chopped
  • 100g trimmed fine green beans
  • 1 cos lettuce, cut into bite-size pieces
  • 4 ripe tomatoes, cut into wedges
  • Large handful of pitted black olives
  • 4 eggs, hard-boiled
  • 1 bottle French dressing, to serve

Method

  1. Preheat the oven to 220C/fan200C/gas 7. Put the ciabatta into a roasting tin, add the oil and turn to coat. Scatter over the cheese, season with pepper and mix. Stir in the bacon. Cook for 15 minutes, turning halfway, until golden. Drain on kitchen paper.
  2. Meanwhile, add the beans to a saucepan of boiling water. Cook for 2 minutes, then drain and plunge into a bowl of cold water to cool. Drain again and set aside.
  3. Divide the lettuce between 4 plates. Top with the green beans, tomato wedges, olives and cheesy ciabatta croutons with bacon. Season. Peel and cut the eggs into wedges and scatter over the salad. Drizzle with some French dressing to serve.

delicious. tips

  1. Make the croutons the day before, put in an airtight container and store in a cool place.

  2. Crack open a crisp, refreshing dry white such as Sauvignon Blanc.

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