Fresher’s week is hard for us foodies. Having to deal with ‘Fresher’s Flu’, meeting loads of new people, a big move into (not always nice) accommodation, multiple drunken nights out… well it doesn’t leave us with much energy to cook.

Unfortunately, when you’re hungover, a nice meal is sometimes exactly what you need. This recipe will give you a nice, filling, comforting and easy meal for those days where you’re tucked up in bed cringing about the night before.

New Potato and Bacon Salad

Ingredients for the salad:

  • 2 eggs
  • 3 rashers of bacon
  • 250g small new potatoes
  • 1/3 of a bag of mixed peppery salad leaves (e.g. rocket)
  • Pinch of salt
  • Pinch of black pepper

Ingredients for the dressing:

  • Half a teaspoon of djion mustard
  • Pinch of black pepper
  • Half a teaspoon of mixed herbs
  • 1 teaspoon of balsamic vinegar
  • 1 teaspoon of white wine vinegar
  • 1 tablespoon of olive oil


  1. Soft boil the eggs (boil them for 7 minutes), peel them (when cool!) and chop into quarters.
  2. Chop up the bacon into strips and fry until cooked.
  3. Cut the potatoes up into bite-sized chunks and boil for around 15 minutes.
  4. Gently mix up the eggs, bacon and potatoes with the salad leaves and season with salt and pepper.
  5. Mix the ingredients for the dressing up all in one go (I find it works very well in a jar as you can shake it up with the lid on).
  6. Drizzle the dressing over the salad and enjoy!

Susie Elcock and Ruth Pengelly

Images: Susie Elcock

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