Consuming your greens may sometimes lead to a temptation…

Laziness Factor: 1

[where 0 is locking a door and 4 is sketching the map of Paris by memory]

Ingredients for 4 servings

– 1 lettuce (or a bag with 200g of a lettuce mix)

– 500g wholewheat fusilli

– 250g Greek mastello cheese of Chios (alternatively you can use Cypriot halloumi or Italian mozzarella)

– 200g bacon

– salt, olive oil, balsamic vinegar

 

1.

Finding your lettuce washed and cut in a bag is surely a pretty lazy starting point…

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2.

Boil the pasta in salted water following the cooking instructions.

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3.

My cheese was in a 500g package, so I cut it in two and saved the rest for another day.

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4.

If you’re using a wok or similar pan, you can put the cheese directly into the pan without adding olive oil.

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5.

Slice the bacon and put it into the pan just when you turn around the cheese for the first time.

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6.

Don’t worry if your cheese turns slightly burnt and crispy. In fact, that’s the way it should be…

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7.

Take the cheese out and slice it in pieces.

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8.

Add the cheese and the bacon in the salad bowl where you have already put the lettuce.

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9.

When the fusilli are ready, rinse them and drain them well.

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10.

Add them into the salad bowl and add olive oil and vinegar.

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11.

Very attractive for a salad, isn’t it? Bon appetit!…

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