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cape cod chopped salad

Recipe by
Club Recipes
The Villages, FL

Shared at the Feb 18th Curious Cuisiners meeting by Noreen Waters

yield 4 -5
prep time 20 Min
cook time 20 Min
method Bake

Ingredients For cape cod chopped salad

  • 8 oz
    thick sliced bacon
  • 8 oz
    baby arugula
  • 1
    large granny smith apple, peeled and diced
  • 1/2 c
    toasted walnut halves coarsely chopped
  • 1/2 c
    dried cranberries
  • 6 oz
    blue cheese, crumbled
  • 3 Tbsp
    good apple cider vinegar
  • 1 tsp
    orange zest
  • 2 Tbsp
    fresh orange juice
  • 2 1/2 tsp
    dijon mustard
  • 2 Tbsp
    pure maple syrup
  • 1/2 tsp
    freshly ground pepper
  • kosher salt
  • 2/3 c
    good live oil

How To Make cape cod chopped salad

  • 1
    Preheat oven to 400 degrees. place baking rack on a sheet pan and lay bacon slices on the rack. Roast the bacon for about 20 minutes, until nicely browned, Allow to cool,
  • 2
    In a large bowl, toss together the arugula, apple, walnuts, cranberries and blue cheese.
  • 3
    For the dressing, whisk together vinegar, orange zest, orange juice, mustard, maple syrup 1 1/2 teaspoons salt and the pepper in a bowl. Slowly whack in the olive oil.
  • 4
    Chop the bacon in large pieces and add it to the salad. Toss the salad with just enough dressing to moisten. Sprinkle with 1/2 teaspoon salt and toss again. Serve immediately.

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