Kale and Apple Salad with Bacon and Pecans
Recipe type: Salad,Gluten-free
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Serves: 6-8
A little bit of this nutrient dense salad goes a long way. Tasty and healthy!
  • Salad Ingredients
  • 1-2 bunches kale
  • 2 apples such as Fuji, Braeburn, Pink Lady, etc.
  • ⅓ sweet white onion, chopped
  • 3 pieces bacon, fried, drained well, and chopped
  • ½ c. pecans
  • Dressing Ingredients
  • 2 T apple cider vinegar
  • 2 T apple cider
  • 1 T honey
  • 1 tsp. Dijon
  • 1 T shallot, minced
  • 2 T extra virgin olive oil
  1. Remove any thick stems from the kale and chop the leaves into small bite-sized pieces. Place in a large bowl for a crowd, or storage container if you're making enough for fewer people over several days.
  2. Chop the apple, leaving the peelings on and add it to the kale.
  3. Crush pecans in the palm of your hand and sprinkle over the kale and apples.
  4. Add the onions and bacon to the mix.
  5. Make the dressing by adding all ingredients to a small jar with a lid and shake vigorously. Taste and adjust flavors by adding a bit more Dijon or honey to your preference. Finish with salt and pepper if desired.
  6. Pour about half the dressing over the whole large salad and toss well, or if making ahead, toss a small amount over the salad just to moisten the apples to keep them from browning and then store in the fridge.
Recipe by sass & veracity at http://sassandveracity.com/2012/04/04/kale-and-apple-salad-with-bacon-and-pecans/