Apple, Walnut, and Bacon Green Salad
Preparation
20 MIN
Cooking
5 MIN
Output
4 to 6 servings

Apple, Walnut, and Bacon Green Salad

Ingredients

    Maple Caramelized Walnuts

  • 1/2 cup (125 ml) maple syrup
  • 2 tbsp butter
  • 1 cup (100 g) walnuts or pecans, toasted

    Maple Dressing

  • 1/4 cup (60 ml) mayonnaise
  • 3 tbsp (45 ml) olive oil
  • 2 tbsp (30 ml) cider or white wine vinegar
  • 2 tbsp (30 ml) maple syrup
  • 1 tsp (5 ml) Dijon mustard
  • ½ garlic clove, finely chopped

    
Salad

  • ½ red onion, very thinly sliced
  • 6 cups (140 g) mesclun lettuce
  • 1 Cortland apple or pear, peeled, cored, and thinly sliced
  • 4 slices bacon, cooked and chopped

Preparation

Maple Caramelized Walnuts

  1. Line a baking sheet with a silicone mat or parchment paper.
  2. In a small pot, bring the maple syrup and butter to a boil. 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.

Maple Dressing

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

Salad

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