Recipe: Bacon Apple Avocado Salad

This salad has a long history with me. The recipe belongs to an ex-of-mine’s mother, and boy, am I glad I got this before we broke up! For our purposes today, of course, it’s been tweaked and Primalized.

It can function as a substantial side dish or alone as lunch or dinner. It’s also pretty and interesting enough to take to a social gathering, just be sure to add the avocado and dressing right before serving.

Bacon Apple Avocado Salad


1/4 cup olive oil

3 Tbsp. white wine vinegar (w/ tarragon if you have it) or apple cider vinegar

1 garlic clove, minced and mashed to a paste with a sprinkle of salt

1 tsp. honey

1 tsp. Dijon mustard

kosher salt and fresh ground pepper, to taste


8 oz. bacon, sliced into 1/2-inch thick pieces

1/2 cup sliced or slivered almonds

1 bag mixed greens or baby spinach

1 apple (Fuji, Braeburn, and Pink Lady are nice ones), unpeeled and diced

1 bunch green onions, thinly sliced

1 avocado, diced

1) Make dressing: Combine all ingredients in container or jar with lid. Shake to emulsify and set aside.

2) In large skillet over medium-high heat, cook bacon and almonds together until crisp and browned, respectively.

3) Right before serving, combine greens, apples, onions, and avocado in a large bowl. Toss with dressing. Add bacon and almonds, toss lightly again, and serve.

Serves 4 as a side, 2 as a meal.


2 Responses to “Recipe: Bacon Apple Avocado Salad”

  1. You can also substitute bacon grease for the olive oil……Looks YUMMY!~

  2. I’m glad you got this recipe before you broke up too! Also glad you shared it with us. Looks delicious.

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