Tangy Apple Bacon Salad

Tangy Apple Bacon Salad

Perfection on a plate, Tangy Apple Bacon Salad is fresh and tantalizing, my new favorite salad for sure.  At first I thought maybe it was a girly salad, light and luscious, but all the hunk of love men in my family enjoyed it as much as the females did.

I served it at our family reunion with a yummy potato bar and my family, especially the teens, said it was the best part of the meal.  Believe me, they almost licked the bowl clean!

I love everything in it.  Along with the apples and bacon, Apple Bacon Salad is filled with candied almonds, shredded red cabbage, parmesan cheese, mozzarella cheese, and the most delicious, tangy red onion vinaigrette.

Perfection on a plate, Apple Bacon Salad is tangy and tantalizing, my new favorite salad for sure.

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Tangy Apple Bacon Salad with Red Onion Vinaigrette

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Nothing feels better when feeding a crowd, than preparing as much ahead of time and having everything ready to go just before serving!

Early in the day I chopped my red onion, fairly fine, and made the dressing, Red Onion Vinaigrette.  It whirls together in a blender in no time, and I chilled it in the refrigerator.  This is a good time to shred the cheeses if you need to also.

Then I washed and tore romaine and red leaf lettuce, added a little baby spinach, chopped my fresh mushrooms, finely chopped red cabbage, and then chilled them in a beautiful, big, salad bowl.  I cooked my bacon and let it cool and then crumbled it.  Then I candied the almonds and let them cool.  Just before serving chop and add the apples, cheeses, and toss with the red onion vinaigrette.

I’m thinking Apple Bacon Salad would be a superb, enticing, all in one salad, providing a bed for sliced grilled chicken or shrimp.  It’s one you’ll enjoy eating and serving 12 months out of the year!

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Renée

Renée is passionate about making and sharing ALL things delicious! Her happy place really is her kitchen where she loves whipping up memories with her family and friends. Raised in sunny Southern California she's spent her adulthood in Idaho, both sides of her great state. She's married to an amazing man, and together they have 5 children, who gave them five more, and now they have 22 grandchildren. So there’s always a reason to cook and celebrate around their place!

71 Comments

  1. Life as Mum

    That looks and sounds really delicious and refreshing too 🙂

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    • Alison

      It definitely is really refreshing and the crunch of the apple tastes really fresh!

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  2. Brandi H

    This sounds amazing! Anything with bacon is good. I may try this with Granny Smith apples. Thanks for sharing.

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    • Alison

      Brandi, that is great idea to try the Granny Smith apples. I love the tartness of that apple. Let us know what you think of it!

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  3. Natalia

    Wow this looks delicious! Apple and bacon is such a great combination : )

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  4. Carol Cassara

    This looks amazing and I know just what I’m going to make it for! I have a summer party coming up and this would be perfect.
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    • Alison

      This salad is perfect for a party, Carol!

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  5. Andrea

    It’s bacconnnnnn!! And it’s an interesting combination of tastes – bacon and apples in a salad…. 🙂

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    • Alison

      Andrea, you can’t go wrong with bacon, right?

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  6. ROBERT LEE

    I like bacon, but apple? I wonder how it taste like. I think it will taste great for me, not that sure though, because I am not a fan of apples. BUT, you always make good dishes… I can’t argue with that. Let me have a bite!!!

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    • Renée

      Try it Robert, you may become a apple fan too!

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  7. Ana S

    Yummy ! I have to bookmark this for my boyfriend, he’s addicted to bacon ! I believe apples give a refreshing taste at the same time, it seems also like a perfect meal for summer !

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    • Renée

      We love bacon too, in moderation of course. With only a small amount per serving this salad is a healthy meal! Thanks Ana…

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  8. swayam tiwari

    When are you inviting all of us ,Renee? I mean the entire facebook crowd here? Apple is my favourite fruit but I am ahardcore vegetarian.;)))

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    • Renée

      We’ll work on it Swayam, and please rethink the bacon, a perfect cheat!!!!

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  9. Sheena

    I tend to eat loads of salad in the summer time and this one looks delicious and refreshing! Can’t wait to give it a try!

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    • Renée

      So glad, thanks Sheena!

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  10. lily

    I love how unique your recipes are. I’d never have thought of this but the more I read this post the more I want to try it.

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    • Renée

      Oh thanks Lily, let us know what you think please!

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  11. sabine

    This looks very fresh and delicious. I love fruits in salads. I like to add apple in it too. Also apple in curry food is something that can make the curry fresh, just like this salad.

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    • Renée

      I agree, apples are so delicious and you know what they say about, “an apple a day!”

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  12. Chris

    Apple and bacon together! This is madness… But it looks so good, might have to try it out sometime.

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    • Renée

      You’ll be really surprised at how good it is Chris. The dressing is one of the best ever!!! Thank you…

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  13. Liz Mays

    Those flavors sound really good. The bacon flavor mixed with the refreshing greens and veggies would be perfect.

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    • Renée

      Thank you Liz, happy summer!

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    • Renée

      It’s amazing Stella, one of my favorite salads ever!!!

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  14. Taria Shondell

    The tangy Apple bacon salad seems like a perfect combination of sweet and tang! I would try this!

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    • Alison

      Seriously one of the best combinations ever!

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  15. Valerie Robinson

    Now this is a salad that my husband may actually be on board with lol!!

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    • Alison

      Bacon brings everyone together, right?

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  16. Beth

    Perfect salad for summer! And it sounds delicious too. Can’t wait to try it!

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  17. Teresa Gumap-as Dumadag

    This is one recipe my husband will love! Thanks for sharing. Will try this next time. I like bacon but I’m not fond of apples.

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  18. Maria

    Never been a fan of apples yet a salad with bacon? Daaaaamn. That’s is something. Shall share this with my mom!
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  19. Ana De- Jesus

    The red onion vinegarette is something I would like to try out and a good apple salad is great for me!

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    • Renée

      You’ll be amazed with this delicious dressing Ana. It just brings this salad together!
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  20. Kerry

    9 times out of 10, I have salad for my lunch. I absolutely love it but there is days when I could do with giving it a little pick me up. This sounds perfect for it!! Might have to steal the recipe!

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  21. Tiki

    The salad looks so delicious and perfect for this time of year. I’ve seriously been on a salad kick laterly

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    • Alison

      We are so glad, Tiki! We hope you like this one!

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  22. Anna-Maria

    i never thought that bacon and apple can go together, it looks delicious though. Something i would do on a summer day maybe with a barbecue

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  23. Eloise

    I love salads! I try to eat one a day, whether as a meal or a little on a side… this salad looks tasty, I’ll have to give it a try!
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  24. Bella B (xoxoBella)

    My grandma always put apple in salads…this reminds me of her. Looks just so delish!!

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  25. tara

    Yummy! I pinned this for later!

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  26. Carrie

    This looks like a perfect salad for the summer months.

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  27. Nicole Escat

    Oh my goodness! Your Apple Bacon Salad is tempting! I wanna grab it from my screen. I think, my family would also love it.

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  28. Louisa

    Bookmarked! I love the idea of this recipe. Apples and bacon are 2 of my favorite foods. Will give this a try. I’m sure my family will like it.
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    • Renée

      Thank you!!!!

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  29. Lisa Rios

    I always love trying out different type of salads every week & I prefer to do something that is so healthy. Apple plays a good combination role for salads anytime & I would love to try out the combo of beef or chicken & I am sure it is going to be delicious.

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  30. bianna

    Oh man this sounds like the perfect salad for summertime lunch! I definitely will add this one in rotation!

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  31. Dreammerin

    I love fruits in salads too.. I’d love to try this recipe! I need to add to my collection “food styling” on Pinterest!

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  32. David

    I never ate a salad with apple before and it’s a great idea. This is great salad for this summer and as soon I have to ingredients I’m definitely trying it 🙂

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  33. Bettina Bacani

    Sending this recipe to my mom! I’m sure she’d love to make something healthy for us! She knows we need it. Lol!

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  34. Leighann

    Yum!! This salad looks so good! I will definitely have to try this recipe!

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    • Renée

      Thanks Leighann, please come back and rate our recipe!

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  35. roxy

    This looks amazing, but then again anything with bacon is an automatic win in my book! I feel like this salad is perfect as I try to eat healthier without losing the things I love (bacon).

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  36. Tiina A

    Perfect summer food and it’s a great side dish for chicken. I think I will make a big bowl of itand a portion for lunch and then having it as a side dish for dinner.

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    • Renée

      You’ll love the dressing, Tiina, and yes it’s awesome with chicken!

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  37. Bella

    This looks like a delicious salad! I love having bbq and salads this time of year so will have to give it a try.

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    • Renée

      Greatest Bella, enjoy!

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  38. Dominic Barrios

    It’s the first time I’ve heard about Apple and Bacon together in a salad. But I’ve seen a lot of interesting recipe’s from you guys so I’m really curious how this taste like. I’m pretty sure this will rock my taste buds and leave me wanting for more.
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    • Renée

      Awesome, it’s fun to try new things!

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  39. Aqib Nazir

    Totally love your recipe. I think I will let my wife try this soon. I love eating healthy food.

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    • Renée

      Thanks so much Aqib, hoping you enjoy it!

      Reply
  40. Kusum

    I love to add apple to my salads too, it takes the recipe to a whole new level. I am a vegetarian so I go for other protein in my salads 🙂
    xx, Kusum | http://www.sveeteskapes.com

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