Radicchio, bacon and pear salad
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- 500 ml balsamic vinegar
- ½ tbsp brown sugar
- ½ tsp + 2 tbsp olive oil
- 5rashers of bacon
- 1 radicchio
- 1 tbsp of pomegranate seeds
- 1 tbsp chopped walnut, toasted
- 1pear, sliced fine
- Rind and juice of 1 lemon
In a small pot over a medium heat, cook balsamic vinegar and brown sugar until reduced, thick and rich (about 10 minutes). Cool.
Meanwhile, heat a pan over medium heat, add ½ tsp olive oil then bacon and cook until crispy (about 5 minutes). Cool then chop roughly.
Tear radicchio leaves into bite size chunks into a large mixing bowl then add pomegranate, toasted walnuts, sliced pear, chopped crispy bacon, the remaining olive oil, and lemon rind and juice. Mix well.
Transfer salad to a serving bowl then finish with a drizzle of balsamic reduction.
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