Kale, Apple, Avocado, and Bacon Salad Recipe - Allrecipes.com
Kale, Apple, Avocado, and Bacon Salad Recipe
  • READY IN 20 mins

Kale, Apple, Avocado, and Bacon Salad

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"This salad has everything: the creaminess of avocado, the tanginess of apple, the crunch of almonds, and, of course, bacon. A great way to use extra kale."

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Original recipe makes 2 servings Change Servings
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  • PREP

    20 mins
  • READY IN

    20 mins

Directions

  1. Toss apples with lemon juice in a large bowl to coat. Add kale, bacon, avocado, and almonds; toss to mix.
  2. Whisk olive oil, vinegar, maple syrup, mustard, pepper, and salt together in a bowl until smooth; drizzle over salad and toss to coat.
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Most Helpful Positive Review
Apr 28, 2014

I have made this salad about 10 times now for various people, and they all love it - even my picky teenagers! The only change I make is to use dijon mustard instead of yellow mustard because I think it tastes much better. Also, as someone else said here, only half the recommended dressing is needed. This salad has become a staple of our diet.

 
Most Helpful Critical Review
Aug 19, 2014

I know this is definitely healthy but I need something to soften the stiffness (lack of a better word) of the kale. Most kale salads that appeal to me are drizzled with a hot oil to wilt the kale slightly and then sprinkled with a light dusting of finely shredded cheese.

 

14 Ratings

Jan 20, 2014

Pretty good. Great toppings of almonds, bacon, and avo. Made exactly as written but next time I will replace the maple syrup with honey and use a balsamic vinegar. The maple was a bit overpowering for me. Also needs another softer green like spinach or baby romaine. Since I knew kale was going to be much firmer, I added the dressing early -- about 20 minutes before serving to make sure it added a lot of flavor. Definite potential here

 
Oct 20, 2013

This is a great simple salad! Omitted the avocado (didn't have one), but added about 1/4 shredded aged white cheddar. Tossed with half the dressing and that was plenty. Will definitely make this again.

 
Feb 08, 2014

This was yummy! I find raw kale to be a bit coarse, so I used finely shredded baby kale and tossed it with the dressing about an hour before adding the rest of the ingredients.

 
Apr 23, 2014

I loved this recipe! But I made a few changes. I used shrimp instead of bacon, white vinegar, and yellow mustard. I also omitted the apples. Besides that, it was quick and easy! The dressing was delicious!

 
Sep 10, 2013

Did not use the maple syrup because I did not have any. I used brown sugar instead. But it was a hit nonetheless! Will make it repeatedly in future.

 
Feb 03, 2015

I made this for my family, all guys, and they loved it. I made it more Manly by doubling the bacon! Less healthy but really good. I used honey mustard because I was out of regular mustard and used pink lady apples. We had honey dark wheat rolls with it as well. The salad is one of the prettiest salads I have seen, restaurant quality!

 

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Nutrition

  • Calories
  • 1110 kcal
  • 55%
  • Carbohydrates
  • 58.9 g
  • 19%
  • Cholesterol
  • 38 mg
  • 13%
  • Fat
  • 94.4 g
  • 145%
  • Fiber
  • 11.7 g
  • 47%
  • Protein
  • 17.5 g
  • 35%
  • Sodium
  • 1108 mg
  • 44%

* Percent Daily Values are based on a 2,000 calorie diet.

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