The recipe for the salad below is for two people and it is a complete lunch or dinner meal, but feel free to add some bread on the side if you feel necessary.
I made this for my boyfriend last night and he absolutely loved it!
And we all know the way to a man’s heart is through his stomach, so let me share my recipe with you:
MICHAËL’S FAVORITE DINNER SALAD
100 gram arugula, chopped to bitesize
100 gram butter or romaine lettuce, chopped to bitesize
50 gram cilantro leaves
500 gram cherry tomatoes, sliced in four
200 gram crispy sweet corn kernels
1 ripe avocado, peeled and chopped into small dices
100 gram feta cheese sliced or crumbled finely
250 gram diced or sliced thick-cut bacon, fried until crispy*
*) Frying bacon takes about 12-15 minutes, so I would start by putting the bacon on some middle heat, before slicing the veggies.
1.5 tablespoon of extra virgin olive oil
the juice of 1 lime
salt & pepper to taste
You can also add cucumber to this salad, but make sure the salad doesn’t get too soggy when you do. Instead of bacon, you can add some cooked or grilled chicken breast as well. Or leave out the meat completely for a vegetarian option. If you can’t find feta cheese, use a firm piece of goat’s cheese and then swap the lime juice for some honey! And if you like the salad to be even more filling, throw in some ‘al dente’ pasta! The variety is endless…
Add all the ingredients into a large bowl. I personally like to stick to the above order as well, because I love how the feta cheese melts a little bit when you add the fried bacon on top of it… Yum!
Lastly drizzle the dressing over the salad and toss well.
And there you have it! A very healthy, fast meal and so yummy for your tummy!!!
~love & smiles~