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Kale, Apple & Bacon-Flavored Walnut Salad Share on Pinterest

Kale, Apple & Bacon-Flavored Walnut Salad

  • 15 minutes
  • 14 ingredients
  • Crunchy Nut Toppers
  • Easy

Ingredients

  • For the dressing
  • 1/2 cup Diamond of California walnuts
  • 3 tablespoons white wine vinegar
  • 1 1/2 tablespoons pure maple syrup
  • 1 tablespoon extra-virgin olive oil
  • 1 teaspoon Dijon mustard
  • For The Salad
  • 1 tablespoon olive oil
  • 12 ounces kale - finely shredded without stems
  • 4 heads endive, thinly sliced, ends trimmed and discarded
  • 2 sweet apples quartered, cored and thinly sliced
  • 2 tablespoons freshly-squeezed lemon juice
  • 1/4 cup currants
  • 1 bag (3/4 cup) Diamond of California¬ģ Smoky Bacon Crunchy Nut Toppers

The Steps

For the Dressing:

Combine all ingredients in a small food processor or blender with 2 tablespoons of water, a pinch of salt, and freshly ground black pepper. Blend until smooth and add an additional 1 to 2 tablespoons water to thin out the dressing as desired. Dip some kale into the dressing then taste and adjust flavoring, adding more salt, pepper, or syrup as desired.

For the Salad:

Add kale, endive, apples, lemon juice and dressing to large bowl and toss to coat. Mound the salad on serving plates, garnish with the currants and Crunchy Nut Toppers and serve.

 

RECIPE CONTRIBUTED BY CALIFORNIA WALNUT COMMISSION

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