Charred lettuce with ranch dressing and bacon bits
This salad of crunchy lettuce and crisp bacon bits is all about the creamy homemade ranch dressing. It makes a great side dish for a summer BBQ
- Serves: 4 persons
- 6rashers streaky bacon
- 4Little Gem lettuces, quartered
- 2tbsp olive oil
- a handful chives, finely chopped
- 50g mayonnaise
- 100ml buttermilk
- 1tsp garlic granules
- 1tsp onion granules
- 1tsp dijon mustard
- a few chives, finely chopped
- ½lemon, juiced
Step 1Heat the oven to 200C/fan 180C/gas 6. Put the bacon onto a baking tray and roast for 16-18 minutes or until really crisp. Cool and roughly chop.
Step 2Heat a griddle pan over a high heat. Brush the cut sides of the lettuce with oil and season lightly. Cook the lettuce for 1-2 minutes on each of the cut sides until charred. Arrange on a platter.
Step 3For the dressing, whisk together all of the ingredients with a little seasoning.
Step 4Spoon the dressing over the charred lettuce, then sprinkle over the bacon bits and chives.