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Bacon and Apple Salad

Preparation: 5 mins

Cooking: 15 mins

Serves 4, costs under £3.00


  • 4 Rashers (100g) Back Bacon
  • 4 (450g) Apples
  • 16 (640g) New Potatoes
  • 2 Medium (300g) Red Onions
  • 2 Tablespoons (20g) Vegetable Oil
  • 1 Tablespoons (1g) Mixed Herbs
  • 4 Tablespoons (40g) Olive Oil
  • 2 Tablespoons (30g) Lemon Juice
  • 1 Teaspoons (8g) Honey
  • ½ Teaspoons (4g) Mustard
  • 1 Optional Pinch (1g) Cinnamon

Allergy Disclaimer

Always check the label of each ingredient for allergy warnings.


  1. Wash the new potatoes and add them to a pan of boiling water. Let them simmer until tender.
  2. Trim the fat off the bacon and grill it until it is crispy.
  3. Peel and chop the onions and fry them in the oil until they're soft.
  4. Wash and chop the apples and mix them with the herbs in a bowl.
  5. Make the dressing by mixing the olive oil, lemon juice,honey,mustard and cinnamon together.
  6. When the bacon and potatoes are cooked, chop them into bite size pieces.
  7. Add the bacon, potatoes and onions to the bowl with the apples and herbs, pour the dressing on top and serve.

Nutritional Information

Per 100g
Per 378g serving (% ref. intake)

Energy Kcals
389.00 (19.00%)
Energy Kj
1624.00 (19.00%)
Total Fat
18.90g (27.00%)
Saturated Fat
3.30g (17.00%)
Total Sugars
18.30g (20.00%)
NSP Fibre
1.30g (22.00%)

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