Ingredients Jump to Instructions ↓

  1. 2 medium red onions

  2. 8 whole rashers (slices) pancetta or smoked streaky bacon

  3. Olive oil

  4. 4 sprigs thyme

  5. A good handful pine nuts

  6. 4 big handfuls rocket (arugula)

  7. Balsamic vinegar

  8. A piece of Parmesan, for shaving

Instructions Jump to Ingredients ↑

  1. Peel, halve, and quarter the onions then quarter again, to give you 8 pieces from each onion. Heat a frying pan and fry off the rashers of pancetta until crisp. Add a couple of lugs of olive oil to the pan, and add the sprigs of thyme, the onions, and pine nuts with a pinch of salt. Toss around and fry on a medium heat for about 5 minutes until caramelized and sweet (not black!).

  2. Then, throw everything into a salad bowl with the rocket or any nice salad leaves. Drizzle generously with balsamic vinegar , this will make a natural dressing as it mixes with the olive oil . Serve with some shaved Parmesan over the top, you can use a potato peeler to do this. Munch away.


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