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Smoked mackerel and vegetable salad with bacon croutons

A triumphant salad made from leftover vegetables, white bread and bacon.


  • 1 loaf of good quality unsliced white bread

  • 8 rashers of bacon

  • 1 cos lettuce

  • 75g of stilton

  • 2 fillets of smoked mackerel, sliced

  • Left over vegetables – carrots, potatoes, brussel sprouts, peas

  • Oil

  • 1 tablespoon white wine vinegar

  • Fresh parsley


  • 1.

    Rip the loaf into small chunks and place on a greased baking tray with the bacon draped over the top. Heat through in 180c oven for approx 10-15 mins until crisp.

  • 2.

    To make the dressing mix together the blue cheese, oil and vinegar into a smooth dressing.

  • 3.

    Mix together the sliced cold vegetables, smoked mackerel fillets and cos lettuce and drizzle with the dressing.

  • 4.

    Finally, top with the bacon croutons.

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