Warm Rocket salad

Warm Rocket salad

Warm rocket salad with red onions, Pancetta, Olive oil, Fresh Thyme,Pinenuts, Pinch of Salt, fresh Rocket leaves, Balsamic vinegar and Parmesan shavings.


2 medium red onions
8 whole rashers Pancetta or smoked streaky bacon
Olive oil
4 sprigs of Fresh Thyme or Marjoram
1/2 cup of raw Pinenuts
Salt to taste
4 big handfuls Rocket
Balsamic vinegar
Parmesan shavings for serving


  1. Peel and halve the onions and then quarter them to get 8 pieces
  2. Fry off the bacon or pancetta until crisp and then remove
  3. Add the olive oil to the pan.  Add Thyme, onions, pinenuts and salt, and toss in olive oil and fry over medium heat for 5 minutes until caramelized not blackened.
  4. Return bacon to the pan and toss with the pan ingredients.
  5. Throw pan ingredients into a salad bowl, and add the rocket.
  6. Drizzle generously with Balsamic and toss lightly
  7. Shave Parmesan cheese over the top to serve
  8. Serve immediately, while still slightly warm.

Leave a Reply