Broccoli, Apple, and Bacon Salad in Walnut Vinaigrette

Ready in
25 min
Savoury and sweet, enjoy the goodness of greens, fruit, legumes, and, above all, bacon. This salad is sure to whet the appetite with its symphonic flavours.

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Prep Time

25 min

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0 min

Price/Availability Effective Date: February 10, 2014


4 strips Bacon thick-cut bacon, chopped
1 Broccoli large broccoli head (or two small heads), about 650 g
1 cup Walnuts walnut halves, toasted
1 Apple medium red apple, chopped
2 tbsp Olive Oil
2 tbsp Lemon Juice
1 tsp Maple Syrup
0.25 tsp Salt
0.25 tsp Ground Pepper


  1. Heat a medium frying pan over medium-high heat. Add bacon and cook, stirring occasionally until crisp and golden, about 5 min. Spoon bacon bits onto a paper towel-lined plate to drain. Reserve.
  2. Slice stalks from floret section of the broccoli head right at the base of the flower, keeping the flower section intact. Cut off the bottom inch of the stalk and discard the tough end. Peel the stalk, removing the woody outer skin until you reach tender core. Thinly slice on the diagonal and transfer to a large bowl.
  3. Slice the flower portion of the broccoli as thinly as possible, lengthwise, exposing the cross section of the broccoli. Add to bowl with sliced stalks.
  4. Chop ½ cup walnuts coarsely and add to bowl along with apple and ½ of the bacon bits.
  5. Whirl remaining walnuts in a food processor until finely ground. With processor running, pour in olive oil. Whirl until combined. Scrape into a medium bowl. Stir in lemon juice, maple syrup, salt and pepper.
  6. Spoon vinaigrette overtop salad and toss well to coat. Spoon onto plates and garnish with remaining bacon bits. 

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Photographer: Steve Krug



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