Gourmet Salad with Lardons, Leeks and Radishes

serves 4

Ingredients :

  • 200 g (7 oz) lardons (bacon strips)
  • 4 leeks
  • 1 shallot
  • A few hazelnuts
  • 1 handful of pink radishes
  • Zest and juice of 1 lemon
  • Sesame oil and raspberry vinegar
  • Salt, freshly ground pepper

Instructions :

  • Wash and pare the leeks. Steam them 15 to 20 minutes, or until they are tender. Drain. Set aside.
  • In a very hot pan, without adding any fat, sauté the lardons for 6 to 8 minutes, or until golden brown. Drain on paper towels.
  • Peel and finely chop the shallot.
  • Coarsely crush the hazelnuts and roast them in a very hot pan for 4 to 6 minutes.
  • Wash the radishes and cut them into fine rings.
  • Cut the leeks lengthwise, in a “tagliatelle” fashion.
  • Combine the leeks, lardons and radishes, mix well, and serve with dressing.