I love the contrast of hot and cold temperatures, crisp and soft textures and intense and subtle flavours which make this salad a delight to eat. Use whatever salad ingredients you have available for the base but make sure you fill the plate so that your salad is substantial
1 Make up two salad bases and spread out over two plates. Whisk together the salad dressing ingredients.
2 Fry the bacon in a pan (no need to add oil) over a high heat until crisp and golden. Add the lentils and heat through.
3 Toss the bacon and lentils over the salad bases, then sprinkle over the avocado and drizzle with the dressing. Serve and eat straight away.