Bacon, Parmesan and Fried Sourdough Salad

Such a simple salad and an easy midweek meal or weekend brunch dish to serve to friends or family

  • 20 mins
Bacon, Parmesan and Fried Sourdough Salad


  • 4 rashers of Hellers Bacon – we used streaky or middle eye
  • 3 sourdough slices
  • 8 Cos lettuce leaves roughly chopped
  • 2 Radishes finely sliced
  • Parmesan shavings
  • Olive oil
  • Quick mustard jar vinaigrette:
  • 1 tsp Dijon mustard
  • 1 squashed peeled garlic clove
  • 1 tbsp apple cider vinegar or balsamic vinegar
  • 1 tsp brown sugar or honey
  • ½ cup Olive oil
  • Sea salt


  1. To make the dressing place all the ingredients into a small jar, screw on lid and shake well to combine. This can be made a day before and keeps well in the fridge for several weeks
  2. Brush the sour dough slices on both sides with olive oil and place in a small fry pan over medium heat. Fry until both sides are golden and toasted then remove and allow to cool slightly. Using your hands tear the toasted sourdough into bite size pieces
  3. Grill the bacon on both sides until crispy and golden. Remove from grill tray and roughly chop
  4. Combine cos lettuce leaves, sourdough, bacon, radishes, and a good handful of parmesan shavings in a small bowl. Toss together with 4 tbsp of mustard vinaigrette and a good pinch of sea salt
  5. Place into a serving salad bowl and garnish with a few more parmesan shavings