Wednesday, 23 September 2009

Bacon-wrapped artichoke salad

Here's a shout-out to my fellow blogger, the lovely Hot Garlic, for her most excellent salad. Her blog is so pretty and she comes up with some really delicious-looking things!

Anyway, the thought of wrapping artichoke hearts in bacon had me drooling. I made mine with roast acorn squash (the things that look like avocado wedges) , the artichokes, baby spinach and some red pepper. The dressing had grainy mustard and sour cream in it, but I cannot for the life of me remember why it was pink. I don't think I had red wine vinegar...

It was delicious. The acorn squash was a bit too dry and mealy; I would have been better off with butternut. And Paul wasn't too sure, he thought it was over complicated and I should have just put the artichoke hearts on top and cooked him bacon for breakfast. But what does he know?

11 comments:

Debinhawaii said...

Wow! I am drooling. Love those bacon rolled artichokes--it just wouldn't have quite the same feeling if they weren't rolled--worth the extra effort I think. ;-)

girlichef said...

It's so pretty! I'm thinking the bacon wrapped artichokes are making me drool, too ;)

Jude said...

Were these the Costco artichokes? They look fab.

Foodycat said...

Deb - I quite agree!

Girli - I think they'd be a nice appetiser on their own, too.

Jude - of course!

kat said...

Bacon wrapped artichokes?! Bring it on!

Teresa Cordero Cordell said...

Foodycat, this sounds delicious. I've wrapped bacon around asparagus but never thought to do it with artichoke. I'll have to try it. Thanks my friend.

Foodycat said...

Kat - isn't it the most glorious concept?

Teresa - no thanks to me, this is entirely to the lovely Mrs Garlic.

Natashya KitchenPuppies said...

What a lovely fall salad - perfect for dinner. I wish I could wrap bacon around everything. My son is pestering me to wrap the turkey in it.

ARLENE said...

OMG,does the healthfulness of the artichokes cancel out the bacon? What a great idea. Men just don't get it, do they?

Foodycat said...

Natashya - Definitely wrap the turkey in it!

Arlene - I am sure they do!

Esi said...

I love the idea of wrapping the artichokes in bacon and adding a fall touch with the acorn squash!

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