- 1 tablespoon vegetable oil
- 3 rashers bacon, cut into short strips
- 1 bunch fresh green asparagus, trimmed
- 2 navel oranges
- 1 large ripe avocado
- 1 egg yolk
- 1 clove garlic, finely chopped or crushed
- ½ teaspoon sea salt
- pinch caster sugar
- 1 teaspoon Dijon mustard
- ¼ cup olive oil
- ½ teaspoon sumac
- freshly cracked black pepper, optional
- 250 g mesclun salad leaves
- 1 cup toasted bread croutons , optional
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- Heat the oil in a large frying pan and cook the bacon until crisp (about 3-4 minutes ). Drain on paper towels.
- Cut the asparagus into 2 cm pieces and blanch in boiling water until just tender (about for 1 minute). Drain and run under cold water.
- Peel the skin and pith from the oranges, then slice into segments (catch the juices in a bowl). Peel and slice the avocado and toss in the saved orange juice.
For the dressing
- Place the egg yolk, garlic, salt, sugar and mustard in a small bowl or jug and whisk until emulsified and foamy. While whisking, slowly drizzle in enough oil until creamy and thickened. Season with the sumac and add a little cracked pepper if desired.
To make the salad
- Arrange the mesclun leaves on a large platter or shallow salad bowl and top with the avocado slices, orange segments, asparagus spears and crisp bacon.
- Lastly drizzle with the sumac dressing and garnish with the croutons.
Mesclun is a mix of assorted small young salad greens that originated in Provence, France. The traditional mix includes chervil, arugula, leafy lettuces and endive
Serving: 6serving | Calories: 243kcal | Carbohydrates: 15g | Protein: 6g | Fat: 19g | Saturated Fat: 3g | Polyunsaturated Fat: 15g | Monounsaturated Fat: 0g | Trans Fat: 0g | Cholesterol: 35mg | Sodium: 343mg | Potassium: 0mg | Fiber: 5g | Sugar: 6g | Vitamin A: 0IU | Vitamin C: 0mg | Calcium: 0mg | Iron: 0mg
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