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Summer Greens with Crispy Bacon, Peas & Parmesan

Summer Greens with Crispy Bacon, Peas & Parmesan
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    Quick lunch

This tasty salad is divine with a simple dressing of lemon oil.
I love the one from Simunovich Olive Estate, or make your own by heating olive oil and lemon zest for 10 minutes, just below a simmer, then strain into a clean bottle.

  • 1 large fennel bulb, shaved
  • 2 tbsp lemon juice
  • 2 bunches fresh asparagus
  • 1 cup baby peas
  • 60g mesclun or summer greens
  • ½ cup crispy bacon bits
  • ¼ cup parmesan, shaved
  • ¼ cup lemon oil
  • Sea salt and cracked pepper

1 Slice the fennel as finely as you can and soak in cold water and lemon juice.

2 Blanch the asparagus and peas for 2-3 minutes in boiling, salted water, then drain and refresh.

3 Drain fennel and arrange in a shallow serving bowl with the mesclun leaves, asparagus and peas.

4 Sprinkle over the crispy bacon and shaved parmesan. Drizzle with lemon oil and season well.

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New Zealand Woman's Weekly food editor Jo Wilcox serves up tasty and easy to make dishes that your friends and family will love.

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