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Emma's Cheesy Bacon and Bean Salad

By lovinmanchester

December 20, 2016 at 12:18am


  • 1 can cooked butter beans
  • Pancetta pieces
  • Feta cheese
  • Olive oil
  • Rocket
  • Chilli (finely chopped)
  • Lemon

Sometimes eating a salad isn't always the most appealing option, but thankfully this is one of those really satisfying and filling salads that feels like a treat. I think most things are improved with cheese and this salad certainly is. The beans make it really filling and the bacon and feta cheese give it a big smack of flavour. This is a really easy recipe that can be banged together in no time.


Step 1

All your ingredients.

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Step 2

Fry the pancetta in a little oil on a high heat for a minute or two, just until they're golden.

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Step 3

Drain the beans and rinse them well. The tinned beans are almost always cooked first so no need to boil them. Place the drained beans in a bowl.

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Step 4

Rinse your rocket and let it drain in a colander.

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Step 5

Crumble almost half a packet of feta cheese into the beans.

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Step 6

Top with the fried bacon.

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Step 7

Sprinkle in the chopped chilli and the zest of a lemon. Make sure you deseed the chillies first unless you want it really hot.

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Step 8

Add in the drained rocket and toss it all together with your hands.

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Step 9

Sprinkle a little more feta over the top and drizzle with a little olive oil.

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Step 10


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This makes a perfect, quick dinner after work and a great side side if you're making a big meal for friends.


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