Bacon and Fruity Salad with Cinnamon Toast

Pat Duran

By
@kitchenChatter

If you would like a crispy tangy salad with sweet vinaigrette dressing and cinnamon toast points -then this is the one for you! Simple seams to be the theme for summer salads! Go ahead and make one you'll be glad you did! Vegetarian ? just leave out the bacon.


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Serves:

4

Prep:

10 Min

Cook:

5 Min

Method:

Stove Top

Ingredients

3 Tbsp
butter, room temperature
2 Tbsp
granulated sugar
1 1/2 tsp
ground cinnamon,divided
1/2 tsp
ground red pepper divided
4 slice
whole wheat bread crust on or off-you decide
1/4 c
canola oil
2 medium
shallots chopped
1/2 c
craisins or raisins
1/4 c
apple cider not vinegar
2 Tbsp
apple cider vinegar
s & p
freshly ground to taste
10 oz
bag favorite salad greens (european blend is great)
1
red pear cored and thinly sliced-or regular pear
1
granny smith apple, cored and thinly sliced
4 to 6 slice
crisp cooked bacon, crumbled,for garnish
1/4 c
chopped walnuts lightly toasted,for garnish
1/4 c
crumbled gorgonzola cheese, for garnish

Directions Step-By-Step

1
Blend together the butter and sugar and 1 teaspoon of cinnamon and 1/4 teaspoon of the ground red pepper; spread mixture over bread slices. Toast bread in oven on both sides until crisp; cool. Cut each slice of bread into quarters; set aside.
2
Heat oil in skillet over medium-low heat. Add shallots; sauté until softened about 3 to 4 minutes. Add crasins, apple cider and vinegar, remaining cinnamon and remaining ground red pepper. Season with salt and pepper as desired, stirring until hot and well blended. Remove from heat.
3
Toss salad greens, pear and apple slices in a large salad bowl. Stir warm vinaigrette mixture before adding to salad; toss salad to coat evenly with vinaigrette. Top each servings with crumbled bacon,walnuts and cheese.Serve with toast points.
I think you are going to love this!

About this Recipe

Main Ingredient: Vegetable
Regional Style: American
Other Tags: Quick & Easy, Healthy