Watercress, avocado, bacon and blue cheese salad Recipe

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10 min


5 min

Nutrition per portion

Calories 293 kCal 15%
Fat 28g 40%
  -  Saturates 9g 45%

This hearty salad is filling enough to serve as a main course for a healthy lunch or dinner time meal. Packed with salty bacon and creamy blue cheese, it tastes decadent but comes in at less than 300 cals per serving! The simple dressing only uses two ingredients but adds a fresh, tangy finish to round off this perfect summer dish.


  • 4 rashers streaky bacon
  • 75-100g bag fresh watercress
  • 1 ripe avocado, stoned and sliced
  • 75-100g (21⁄2 -3 1⁄2oz) Roquefort or your favourite blue cheese
  • For the dressing:
  • 3tbsp olive oil
  • 1tbsp balsamic vinegar


  • Heat a frying pan, add the bacon and fry until crisp on both sides. Snip into smaller pieces.

  • Arrange the watercress sprigs on a platter. Add slices of avocado, chunks of cheese and the warm bacon. Season.

  • To make the dressing: Whisk the oil and vinegar and drizzle the dressing over the salad.

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