This is a lovely rustic warm salad which is great to eat any time of the year including winter. The strong dominant flavours of bacon, blue cheese, balsamic and kumara are tempered and balanced by the beans, rocket and pinenuts, so yum!
Serve this dish in the oven dish that you’ve cooked the kumara in and then add all the other components – how good is that?
800 gms kumara, peeled and cut into 3-4 cms chunks – I generally use the orange variety
1/3 cup of olive oil
1 packet of green beans, ends trimmed
1 tbs balsamic vinegar
1 bunch/ supermarket packet of rocket
150 gms approx. of streaky bacon or as many strips as you can fit on your large frypan. You can use an 80 gm packet of pancetta or prosciutto if you prefer. I have used all three and they all work well!
100 gms of creamy blue cheese
1 packet of pine nuts from your supermarket