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Cured Bacon, Caramelised Melon & Chickpea Salad
Cured Bacon, Caramelised Melon & Chickpea Salad

Caramelised melon adds a #JustDelicious sweet twist to this nutty, smoky dish!

Prep Time: 15 min
Cook Time: 15 min
Total Time: 30 min
Serves: 4



Cured Bacon


200 g

Eskort Rindless Streaky Bacon

125 ml (½ C)


60 ml (¼ C)


15 ml (1 T)


15 ml (1 T)

brown sugar

Melon & Chickpea Salad



Eskort BBQ Spice, to taste

410 g (1 can)



olive oil


lemon, juice and zest

3 handfuls

mixed salad leaves

60 ml (¼ C)

castor sugar


melon, sliced

125 ml (½ C)

cream cheese

60 ml (¼ C)

onion marmalade


coarse salt, to taste


Cured Bacon

  • In a large bowl, mix vinegar, water, salt and sugar, then add bacon.

  • Ensure that each rasher is coated in the mixture and set aside to cure.

Melon & Chickpea Salad

  • In a bowl, combine BBQ spice, chickpeas, olive oil, and salt with the zest and juice from one half of the lemon.

  • Dress melon slices with juice from the remaining lemon and castor sugar.

  • Fry dressed melon slices in a pan over high heat until slightly caramelised.


  • Mix the salad leaves with chickpeas.

  • Remove the bacon from curing mixture and add to the salad greens.

  • Top with caramelised melon, cream cheese and onion marmalade.


  • This recipe contains dairy (lactose).


  • Cream Cheese (lactose): Use vegan cream cheese.

Recipe Meal Types: - Lunch - Salads
The following product can be used with this recipe:
Eskort Rindless Streaky Bacon

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