Saturday, June 13, 2020

Apple Bacon Kale Salad with Brie Cheddar Grilled Cheese Croutons

How to make Monday ameliorate: add together GRILLED CHEESE CROUTONS to your salad. Honestly, I never desire to swallow a salad without grilled cheese croutons e'er over again. If solely, correct?!

This salad SCREAMS fall as well as screams not-slow-as well as-as well-healthier-comfort-nutrient. Which is what I aim for e'er. I absolutely honey my salads, as well as eat at to the lowest degree i if non ii every unmarried twenty-four hours, only sometimes you lot simply need more than than greens, veggies, as well as dressing. That is where this salad comes inwards.

img_8209 The combination of brie as well as white cheddar in this sammie is to exit for. I besides used a super crusty too seedy staff of life which I highly recommend. You take something sturdy that won’t autumn apart when cutting into petty cheesy croutons.

Why didn’t I think of this before?
Apple in addition to bacon..some other correspond made inward heaven. When combined amongst grilled cheese, the combination is even improve. The hearty kale is the perfect base for this autumn salad, together with the apple cider maple vinaigrette ties everything together. I’m addicted.
Fall is my favorite fourth dimension of twelvemonth, menses. It’second besides my favorite time of twelvemonth to play about with fun salads. It might audio form of backwards, only I really swallow more than salads inwards autumn together with wintertime than I make inward summertime.

I too starting time craving smoothies when the weather condition starts to get chiller, in addition to potable them far more oft for breakfast inwards the colder months than I make in summertime. Weird, correct? I take no thought why.
Another peachy thing most this recipe is that it tin live made the twenty-four hour period earlier, since the kale is then hearty. Minus the grilled cheese croutons, of form. You wanna make those correct before serving and so that they’re melty too warm too perfect.

I hateful, what could be improve?


Apple Bacon Kale Salad with Brie Cheddar Grilled Cheese Croutons


Main, Salad

Prep Time xx minutes

Cook Time 10 minutes

Total Time xxx minutes

Servings iv

Author Molly (Spices inward My DNA)


  • For the SALAD:

  • i
    caput curly kale, de-stemmed together with chopped

  • 4
    bacon, cooked as well as crumbled

  • one
    honeycrisp apple tree, diced

  • four
    thick slices crusty grainy staff of life

  • three
    white cheddar, freshly grated

  • iv
    brie, thinly sliced

  • 2
    butter, softened

  • For the apple tree cider maple DRESSING:

  • one
    modest clove garlic, minced

  • one
    dijon mustard

  • i
    pure maple syrup

  • juice of ane lemon

  • two
    apple tree cider vinegar

  • one/4
    common salt

  • i/iv

  • ane/3
    olive crude


  1. Make the dressing. In a modest bowl, combine all dressing ingredients except for the olive oil and whisk to combine. Slowly current inwards the olive oil, whisking to combine. Set aside.

  2. Place kale inward a large bowl too add a few tablespoons of the dressing. Massage the kale for a yoke minutes until it starts to intermission downwards together with soften. Set aside spell y'all make the grilled cheese croutons.

  3. Preheat nonstick skillet to medium rut. Spread one side of each piece of staff of life with the butter. Place ii slices butter side downward inwards the skillet. Top alongside cheddar too brie, together with home other breadstuff slices on pinnacle.

  4. Cook for nigh 5 minutes per side, until staff of life is gold and cheese is melty. Let sandwiches cool for a few minutes, and so slice into "croutons". Add chopped apple as well as bacon to the kale as well as toss. Portion onto plates, tiptop with the grilled cheese croutons, too extra dressing!