Bacon and Fruity Salad with Cinnamon Toast

★★★★★ 1 Review
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By Pat Duran
from Las Vegas, NV

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.

serves 4
prep time 10 Min
cook time 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 md
    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
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How To Make

  • 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!
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