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Watercress, roasted tomato, feta and bacon salad recipe

Watercress, roasted tomato, feta and bacon salad recipe

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  • Serves 4
  • 5 mins to prepare and 35 mins to cook
  • 335 calories / serving


  • 8 medium vine-ripened tomatoes, halved
  • 3 tbsp olive oil
  • 4tsp balsamic vinegar
  • 1tsp chopped garlic
  • 8 rashers smoked streaky bacon, roughly chopped
  • 2 x 75g bags watercress
  • 1 small red onion, sliced
  • 50g (2oz) pine nuts,toasted
  • 100g (3½oz) feta cheese, crumbled
If you don't have red onions, try using white, brown or spring onions

Each serving contains

  • Energy

  • Fat

    29g 41%
  • Saturates

    8g 38%
  • Sugars

    6g 7%
  • Salt

    1.9g 31%

of the reference intake
Carbohydrate 6.9g Protein 12.1g Fibre 2.9g


  1. Preheat the oven to Gas 3, 170°C, fan 150°C.
  2. Place tomatoes cut side up onto a roasting tray, drizzle with 1tbsp oil and 2tsp of vinegar. Season and roast until softened, about 30 minutes.
  3. For the dressing, whisk together the remaining oil, vinegar and garlic.
  4. Pan-fry the bacon until crisp, then mix with watercress, red onion, pine nuts, feta and dressing. Divide the tomatoes between 4 plates and pile the salad on top.

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