This cheddar apple bacon salad with creamy honey Dijon dressing is dangerously addicting. Even Dan, my husband, who does not love salads can’t get enough! Loaded with diced green apple, crispy bacon, crumbled cheddar cheese, chopped pecans and finely diced red onion, this salad is guaranteed to be a family favorite.

For this cheddar apple bacon salad recipe, you can use whatever greens you enjoy most. However, spinach, iceberg or even kale would all work well. If you opt for kale, be sure to massage it to help break it down a touch. I used, a combination of spinach and baby lettuce.

Cheddar Apple Bacon Salad with Creamy Honey Dijon – Healthyish Foods

Ingredients Needed for Cheddar Apple Bacon Salad

Creamy Honey Dijon Yogurt Dressing – Combine 0% Greek yogurt, honey, apple cider vinegar, Dijon mustard, salt and warm water in a bowl. Whisk well. Cover and refrigerate until ready to use.

Lettuce – For this cheddar apple bacon salad recipe, you can use whatever greens you enjoy most. However, spinach, iceberg or even kale would all work well. If you opt for kale, be sure to massage it to help break it down a touch. I used, a combination of spinach and baby lettuce. Whatever you decide, make sure the lettuce is washed and dried.

Apples – If you like a touch of sour, use a green or granny smith apple for this recipe. Alternatively, you can use a honey crispy apple which is a touch sweeter. Whatever you use, just be sure to dice it into small, easy to eat pieces. Option to toss the apple in fresh squeezed lemon juice to prevent browning.

Bacon – Fry three to four pieces of bacon and crumble it. Set aside.

Cheddar Cheese – Crumble two to three ounces of cheddar cheese using your hands. Or you can give it a quick pulse in the food processor if that’s easier. You just want it to be small and easy to eat.

Red Onion – Finely dice a red onion for this recipe. It adds extra flavor to the salad.

Pecans – Option to crush the pecans or leave them whole. I prefer everything in my salads to be about the same size, so I get a little bit of everything in each bite.

Seasoning – Season the salad with a touch of salt and cracked black pepper.

Cheddar Apple Bacon Salad with Creamy Honey Dijon – Healthyish Foods

How to Make Cheddar Apple Bacon Salad with Creamy Honey Dijon Dressing

In a small mixing bowl, combine the 0% Greek yogurt, honey, apple cider vinegar, Dijon mustard salt and warm water. Whisk well. Cover and refrigerate until ready to use.

Add the washed and dried greens to a large serving bowl.

Add the diced green apple, finely diced red onion, crumbled bacon, crushed pecans, and crumbled cheddar cheese. Season with salt and pepper.

Add as much or as little dressing as you prefer.

Serve immediately.

Cheddar Apple Bacon Salad with Creamy Honey Dijon – Healthyish Foods

Storage

Best enjoyed immediately if dressed. Any undressed salad can be stored in an airtight container in the refrigerator for up to three days. Extra dressing should be stored separately in an airtight container in the refrigerator. Will last up to five or six days.

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Cheddar Apple Bacon Salad with Creamy Honey Dijon – Healthyish Foods

Cheddar Apple Bacon Salad with Creamy Honey Dijon

This cheddar apple bacon salad with creamy honey Dijon dressing is dangerously addicting. Even Dan, my husband, who does not love salads can’t get enough!
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Ingredients

Creamy Honey Dijon Yogurt Dressing

  • ½ cup 0% Greek yogurt
  • 2 tablespoons honey
  • 2 tablespoons Dijon mustard
  • 1 tablespoons apple cider vinegar
  • ½ teaspoons salt
  • 2 tablespoons warm water

Cheddar Apple Bacon Salad

  • 3 ounces baby lettuce, or a large handful
  • 3 ounces baby spinach, or a large handful
  • ¾ cup granny smith green apple, diced small
  • ¼ – ½ cup red onion, diced small
  • ¼ cup pecans, crushed
  • 3-4 slices bacon, fried in a pan and chopped small
  • 2-3 ounces cheddar cheese, crumbled by hand or give it a quick pulse in the food processor
  • salt, to taste
  • pepper, to taste

Equipment

  • 1 non-stick skillet for the bacon
  • 1 small mixing bowl for the dressing
  • 1 large mixing / serving bowl for the salad

Instructions 

  • In a small mixing bowl, combine the 0% Greek yogurt, honey, apple cider vinegar, Dijon mustard salt and warm water. Whisk well. Cover and refrigerate until ready to use.
  • Add the washed and dried greens to a large serving bowl.
  • Add the diced green apple, finely diced red onion, crumbled bacon, crushed pecans, and crumbled cheddar cheese. Season with salt and pepper.
  • Add as much or as little dressing as you prefer.
  • Serve immediately.

Nutrition

Serving: 1serving, Calories: 184kcal, Carbohydrates: 17g, Protein: 8g, Fat: 11g, Saturated Fat: 3g, Polyunsaturated Fat: 2g, Monounsaturated Fat: 4g, Trans Fat: 0.003g, Cholesterol: 16mg, Sodium: 500mg, Potassium: 291mg, Fiber: 2g, Sugar: 13g, Vitamin A: 3733IU, Vitamin C: 10mg, Calcium: 171mg, Iron: 1mg