Recipe by iloveonions
"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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Granny Smith apples, thinly sliced
thinly sliced kale
cooked bacon, crumbled
avocado, thinly sliced
apple cider vinegar
ground black pepper
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.
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.
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
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.
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.
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.
Per the other suggestions, I made this with honey instead of the maple syrup and let it sit in the dressing for a bit before serving. Huge hit at the party! Great recipe!
My husband and I were invited to another couples place for dinner and when I asked her what I could bring, she said salad. I didn't want to bring just a plain old garden salad so I went on the search for something a little fancier. Along came this recipe to my inbox like an food angel! This was actually my first time using kale so I was a a little nervous as I had heard talk about bitterness and such. I doubled the recipe and did pretty much exactly what it read.
The salad was a huge hit with our friends as well as my husband! I enjoyed it as well but found that I may have used a bit too much of the apple cider vinegar as I found it a little overpowering but no one else seemed to feel that way. Will definetly make this again. Thanks for a great recipe!
* Percent Daily Values are based on a 2,000 calorie diet.
Kale, Apple, Avocado, and Bacon Salad
Serving Size: 1/2 of a recipe
Servings Per Recipe: 2
Amount Per Serving
Calories from Fat: 850
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