Apple, Walnut, and Bacon Green Salad

Annacia *

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@Annacia

This salad has, thus far pleased all who have tried it. A great mix of sweet and savory with a nice crunch.


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Serves:

4-6

Prep:

20 Min

Cook:

5 Min

Method:

Stove Top

Ingredients

MAPLE CARAMELIZED WALNUTS

1/2 c
(125 ml) maple syrup
2 Tbsp
(30 ml) butter
1 c
(250 ml) walnuts or pecans, toasted

MAPLE DRESSING

1/4 c
(60 ml) mayonnaise
3 Tbsp
(45 ml) olive oil
1/2
clove garlic, finely chopped
2 Tbsp
(30 ml) cider or white wine vinegar
2 Tbsp
(30 ml) maple syrup
1 tsp
(5 ml) dijon mustard
salt and pepper

SALAD

1/2
red onion, very thinly sliced
6 c
(1.5 litres) mesclun lettuce
1
cortland apple or pear, peeled, cored, and thinly sliced
4
slices bacon, cooked and chopped

Directions Step-By-Step

1
Preparation:
Maple Caramelized Walnuts

Line a baking sheet with parchment paper or a silicone mat. Set aside.
2
n a saucepan, bring the maple syrup and butter to a boil and cook for 2 minutes. Add walnuts. Cook, stirring with a wooden spoon, until the sugar crystallizes (becomes grainy) on the nuts. Remove from the heat.
3
Immediately spoon on the baking sheet. With a spatula, quickly spread the nuts. Season lightly with salt. Let cool completely. Roughly crush with a knife.
4
Maple Dressing:

In a vinaigrette blender, shake all the ingredients until the dressing is creamy. Season with salt and pepper.
5
Salad:

In a bowl of cold water, let the onion soak for about 5 minutes to mellow out the flavour. Drain.
6
In a large bowl, combine the lettuce, apple, and onion. Add dressing to taste and toss well. Sprinkle with the walnuts and bacon.

About this Recipe

Course/Dish: Lettuce Salads
Main Ingredient: Vegetable
Regional Style: Canadian
Dietary Needs: Wheat Free, Low Carb