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Kale, Apple, Avocado, and Bacon Salad

Kale, Apple, Avocado, and Bacon Salad


"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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20 m servings 1110 cals
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  • Calories:
  • 1110 kcal
  • 55%
  • Fat:
  • 94.4 g
  • 145%
  • Carbs:
  • 58.9g
  • 19%
  • Protein:
  • 17.5 g
  • 35%
  • Cholesterol:
  • 38 mg
  • 13%
  • Sodium:
  • 1108 mg
  • 44%

Based on a 2,000 calorie diet

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Nutritional Information

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Amount Per Serving
  • * Percent Daily Values are based on a 2,000 calorie diet. Your daily values may be higher or lower depending on your calorie needs.
  • ** Nutrient information is not available for all ingredients. Amount is based on available nutrient data.
  • (-) Information is not currently available for this nutrient. If you are following a medically restrictive diet, please consult your doctor or registered dietitian before preparing this recipe for personal consumption.

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  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.


  • Tip
  • Aluminum foil helps keep food moist, ensures it cooks evenly, keeps leftovers fresh, and makes clean-up easy.

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  1. 25 Ratings

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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 t...

Most helpful critical review

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 ka...

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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 t...

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 overpower...

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...

This is the BEST kale salad I've yet to make; simply delicious. Couple of things: 1. I use only 1/2 the amount of salad dressing called for, and omit salt (see 2. below). 2. Prio...

SOOO good! I'm always looking for new ways to use kale, as I get lots of it from my produce coop. I could eat this every day! Yum!!

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.

Would make kale slices even smaller and marinate in the lemon for at least an hour beforehand so the citrus can break down the kale better. Cut the dressing in half and still had leftover, the 1...

Absolute best salad ever just as it is. However, I often don't have avocado's so I omit them sometimes and have often times used Swiss Chard instead of Kale. I think it is mainly the dressing ...

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