Winter Bacon, Apple & Kale Salad
The perfect winter salad. Fresh leaves of kale, sweet apple and golden crunchy bacon with homemade apple vinaigrette dressing. Perfect served as a light lunch or as a side with your favourite main meal.
Serves 4 Prep time: 20 minutes Cook time: 5 minutes
For the Salad
2 cups kale leaves, torn into small pieces (we love The Fresh Grower)
2 apples, cored and thinly sliced
4 rashers streaky bacon (we love Hellers)
100g feta cheese, crumbled (we love Mainland)
½ small red onion, thinly sliced
½ cup dried cranberries (we love Alison’s Pantry)
½ cup walnuts, toasted and roughly chopped (we love Alison’s Pantry)
A handful cress (we love Superb Herb)
For the Vinaigrette Dressing
3 tbsp apple cider vinegar
¼ cup Extra Virgin Olive Oil (we love Olivado)
2 tbsp apple syrup (we love Chantal Organics)
1 ½ tsp Wholegrain mustard
Cook the bacon rashers on a non-stick frying pan over medium hot heat for 4-5 minutes until golden. Drain the excess fat on kitchen towel and slice into small pieces.
Mix all the ingredients for vinaigrette Dressing. Season with salt and pepper to taste.
In a large bowl, combine salad kale, cress, red onion, bacon, apples, cranberries, walnuts and feta. Pour vinaigrette and toss well. Serve immediately.