Stephanie Alexander’s Smitten apple and hazelnut salad with green beans

Have a go creating Stephanie Alexander’s fresh-tasting salad using in-season Smitten apples. Complete with crispy bacon, egg and hazelnuts, it’s a winner.

4

20m

Note: + cooling time

15m

Ingredients

  • 1/4 cup (35g) hazelnuts
  • 3 streaky bacon rashers
  • 2 Coles Australian Free Range Eggs, lightly whisked
  • 1 tbs chopped flat-leaf parsley
  • 2 tbs extra virgin olive oil
  • 1 tbs red wine vinegar
  • 160g green beans, trimmed
  • 2 Smitten apples
  • 1 lemon, juiced
  • 40g mixed salad leaves
  • 20g baby rocket leaves

Method

STEP 1

Preheat oven to 150°C. Line a baking tray with baking paper. Place hazelnuts on lined tray. Roast for 15 mins or until golden. Place in a clean tea towel and rub to remove the skins. Discard the skins and coarsely chop.

STEP 2

Meanwhile, heat a large non-stick frying pan over medium heat. Add the bacon and cook for 2 mins each side or until the bacon is crisp and golden brown. Transfer to a plate lined with paper towel. Cool slightly. Break into bite-sized pieces.

STEP 3

Add the egg to the frying pan and swirl the pan to coat the base. Sprinkle with parsley. Cook until the egg is just set. Transfer to a chopping board and set aside to cool slightly. Roll up the egg and thinly slice crossways.

STEP 4

Whisk the oil and vinegar in a small bowl. Season with salt and pepper.

STEP 5

Cook the green beans in a medium saucepan of boiling water for 2 mins or until tender crisp. Refresh under cold water. Drain well. Transfer to a bowl. Add vinegar mixture and toss to coat.

STEP 6

Quarter and core the apples, then cut into thin slices. Place in a small bowl and toss with the lemon juice (this helps to prevent browning).

STEP 7

Arrange the salad leaves and rocket on a large serving platter. Top with the green beans, egg, bacon and apple. Sprinkle with hazelnuts and season with black pepper to serve. 

 

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