Apple Bacon Salad with Maple-Balsamic Vinaigrette

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This Apple Bacon Salad with Maple-Balsamic Vinaigrette recipe is made with fresh apples, crispy bacon, feta cheese, walnuts and a homemade Maple-Balsamic Vinaigrette Dressing. It’s a wonderful fall-flavored salad that’s sweet, tangy, crunchy, and beyond delicious!

If you enjoy salads even in the fall, you’ll also love this Apples and Cheddar Chicken Salad and this delicious Rosemary Chicken Salad with Avocado and Bacon. These salad recipes are filling and easy to make!

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My Favorite Fall Salad Recipe For Using Fresh Apples

Hey Hey Hello! Happiest of Mondays, everyone! Yes, Mondays CAN be happy. Stop yawning, pick up a gallon of coffee (espresso helps a bit more), sit back, relax, and jot down the ingredients to tonight’s Apple Bacon Salad recipe. Cool?

So, you guys, I just got back from Colorado – Breckenridge to be exact – and I kind of can’t come back to Earth, which is also known as 700 feet above sea level, and not 10,000! Again, that’s ten-thousand feet above sea level. Pretty dang high. It’s like flying in a plane, but not? ‘Cause you know, your feet are still on land.

ok. bad analogy. Clearly, I’m better at talking about food, and not altitudes.

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Therefore…

Meet my most requested after-apple-picking-trip salad! As in, we walk out of the Apple Orchard and the first question in the car is, “DO we have bacon at home?!?”, in which my response is always, “Of course! I’m a food blogger!!”.

That’s my response to everything food-related. “You’re eating CAKE at midnight?!?”. “Well, yes! I’m a food blogger! Taste-testing at midnight is included in my job description.”…

Aleksandra Apple Picking

How cute is SHE?!? I LOVE HER! That’s at the apple orchard, moments before she asked about having an apple-dinner that would include apple sauce, apple butter on toast, and baked apples.

Pretty delicious dinner menu, eh? Too bad I and the hubs were already prepared for this beautiful salad, but I did bake a couple of apples for her and her sis.

Easy Salad with Apples Recipe

Just stop for a second, close your eyes and think about this: apples, bacon, FRENCH feta cheese, walnuts, baby romaine.

Can you taste it? Ain’t it amazing?!? Now add the Maple-Balsamic Vinaigrette. mmmmm!

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What Other Ingredients Can I Put In A Fall Salad?

You can add/swap just about anything Fall-ish to this salad and it’s going to be just as awesome. Trust me because I’ve added every possible thing that I could – almonds, pears, gorgonzola, beans, veggies… it just works. Make sure there’s some greens on the bottom to, you know, make it a “salad”.

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ENJOY!

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Apples and Bacon Salad with Maple-Balsamic Vinaigrette - Made with apples, bacon, feta cheese, walnuts and a Maple-Balsamic Vinaigrette Dressing, this wonderful Fall-flavored salad is sweet, tangy, crunchy, and beyond delicious!
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Apple Bacon Salad with Maple-Balsamic Vinaigrette Recipe

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Prep Time15 mins
Cook Time5 mins
Total Time20 mins
This Apple Bacon Salad with Maple-Balsamic Vinaigrette Recipe is made with fresh apples, crispy bacon, feta cheese, walnuts and a homemade Maple-Balsamic Vinaigrette Dressing. It's a wonderful fall-flavored salad that's sweet, tangy, crunchy, and beyond delicious!
Course: Salad
Cuisine: American
Servings: 6
Calories: 365
Author: Katerina | Diethood

Ingredients

  • 1 package (5-ounces) Baby Romaine Lettuce
  • 2 cups fresh baby spinach
  • 8 bacon slices , cooked to a desired crispness and crumbled
  • 3 to 4 medium-sized red apples , chopped
  • 1 cup chopped walnuts
  • 1 cup crumbled French feta cheese
  • Maple-Balsamic Vinaigrette Recipe (you want to double the recipe for this salad)

Instructions 

  • Combine all ingredients in a large salad bowl; gently toss to combine.
  • Serve.
Nutrition Facts
Apple Bacon Salad with Maple-Balsamic Vinaigrette Recipe
Amount Per Serving
Calories 365 Calories from Fat 261
% Daily Value*
Fat 29g45%
Saturated Fat 8g40%
Cholesterol 41mg14%
Sodium 483mg20%
Potassium 312mg9%
Carbohydrates 17g6%
Fiber 3g12%
Sugar 11g12%
Protein 10g20%
Vitamin A 1105IU22%
Vitamin C 7.3mg9%
Calcium 158mg16%
Iron 1.2mg7%
* Percent Daily Values are based on a 2000 calorie diet.
Keywords: healthy salad recipe, homemade vinaigrette, salad recipe with bacon, salad recipes, salad with apples recipe, spinach salad

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18 Responses
  1. Sabrina B.

    I love this recipe, have had restaurant versions of this in the past happy to see it here, thank you for this recipe!

  2. Jackball

    I like really very much this presentation. sound good and hoping to continue to share healthy super food recipes. Thanks for sharing.

  3. Abeer

    I laughed out so loud when I read that part about taste testing at midnight! LOL! I do the same thing and it’s actually my favorite part of the day… eating a slice of cake in peace and quiet is the best thing ever! 😉

  4. Nancy | The Bitter Side of Sweet

    We just went apple picking and have apples coming out of our ears! This salad looks fantastic!

  5. Cookin Canuck

    I love the sound of your daughter’s apple-inspired menu. 🙂 But I love the look of the salad even more…because, well, apples and bacon!

  6. Jenny B @ Honey and Birch

    YES! I want to say yes a thousand times for this salad. Bacon + apples is my kryptonite.

  7. Trish - Mom On Timeout

    This salad looks pretty darn perfect to me Kate! We went apple picking a few weeks ago and I’ve got a few apples sitting around (i.e.40 lbs) to use up – this salad looks like the way to go!

  8. Arman @ thebigmansworld

    I’ve JUST started embracing fruit in salads and this sounds SO good, especially with bacon. BACON.

    I hope you granted your daughters’ dinner requests. At least it’s fruit, right?!

  9. Kacey @ The Cookie Writer

    This looks and sounds amazing! Thanksgiving here in Canada is sneaking up fast and how awesome would this be at the table?!

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I'm Katerina, a cookie-maker & picture-taker! For me, eating is a moment to share, an enjoyment, a passion. I hope you enjoy my recipes!

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