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Winter Bacon, Apple & Kale Salad


The perfect winter salad. Fresh leaves of kale, sweet apple and golden crunchy bacon with homemade apple vinaigrette dressing. Perfect served as a light lunch or as a side with your favourite main meal.


Prep time: 20 minutes

Cook time: 5 minutes

Serves 4




For the Salad

2 cups FRESH GROWER kale leaves, torn into small pieces

2 apples, cored and thinly sliced

4 rashers streaky bacon

100g feta cheese, crumbled

½ small red onion, thinly sliced

½ cup dried cranberries

½ cup walnuts, toasted and roughly chopped

A handful cress


For the Vinaigrette Dressing

3 tbsp apple cider vinegar

¼ cup Extra Virgin Olive Oil

2 tbsp apple syrup

1 ½ tsp Wholegrain mustard






1.       Cook the bacon rashers on a non-stick frying pan over medium hot heat for 4-5 minutes until golden. Drain the excess fat on kitchen towel and slice into small pieces.

2.       Mix all the ingredients for vinaigrette Dressing. Season with salt and pepper to taste.

3.       In a large bowl, combine salad kale, cress, red onion, bacon, apples, cranberries, walnuts and feta. Pour vinaigrette and toss well. Serve immediately.