Apple Bacon Salad

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This Apple Bacon Salad is one of my favorite salad recipes ever!

Apple Bacon Salad

Use turkey bacon, as the recipe indicates, if you’re watching your calories.  If you prefer the real thing, by all means use real bacon!

Don’t be afraid of the garlic messing with the flavor of the apples… you’ll be pleasantly surprised. This is a delicious salad recipe!

Apple Bacon Salad Recipe

Apple Bacon Salad

Yield: 8 servings

Prep Time:20 minutes

Total Time:20 minutes



  • 1/2 pound turkey bacon, cooked 'till crisp
  • 1 bunch green or red leaf lettuce
  • 1 clove garlic (large)
  • 2 red delicious apples- skin on, sliced
  • 1 large lemon
  • croutons, optional


  • 1/3 cup fresh Parmesan, grated
  • 1/4 cup olive oil
  • 1/2 teaspoon dry mustard
  • 1/4 teaspoon freshly ground pepper
  1. Mix together dressing ingredients in lidded jar or tupperware bowl. Shake well & refrigerate.
  2. Cut garlic clove in half and rub the inside of the salad bowl. Place lettuce and apple slices in bowl. Juice the lemon and pour over the top of the salad/apple mix. Crumble bacon on top.
  3. Toss with chilled dressing. Croutons are optional.
  • Nutritional Information per serving (Serving size: 1/8th of the salad) Calories: 145, Fat: 11g, Saturated Fat: 2.5g, Sugar: 4.5g, Fiber: 1.5g, Protein: 5g, Cholesterol: 23mg, Carbohydrates: 8g
  • Weight Watchers POINTS:  SmartPoints: 5, Points Plus: 4, Old Points Program: 4
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  • Bev wrote:

    Isn’t Parmesan dairy?

    • Lori Lange wrote:

      Yep! I’ve added a Dairy-Free adaptation in the tips. Thanks for catching that!

  • Michelle wrote:

    I just got a great deal on bacon ends and pieces. I know it’s not turkey bacon but I will try it wit it this time at least. I was looking for a new, and different, salad recipe. This sounds like just the thing. Can’t wait to try it.

  • marla wrote:

    Oh I just love smoky bacon and sweet apple together! A happy salad indeed 🙂 xo

  • Anne wrote:

    Apples and bacon don’t seem a perfect match at the first glance. But this recipe is awesome. I can’t wait to try it.