Perfect 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.

Prep time: 20 minutes Cooking time: 5 minutes Serves: 4


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
  • Salt
  • Pepper


  1. 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.
  2. Mix all the ingredients for vinaigrette Dressing. Season with salt and pepper to taste.
  3. In a large bowl, combine salad kale, cress, red onion, bacon, apples, cranberries, walnuts and feta. Pour vinaigrette and toss well. Serve immediately.
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