Kale, Apple, Avocado, and Bacon Salad Recipe - Allrecipes.com
Kale, Apple, Avocado, and Bacon Salad Recipe
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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
  • PREP

    20 mins

    20 mins


  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.


12 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.

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.

Aug 31, 2014

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!

Aug 13, 2014

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!


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  • 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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