New. Favorite. Salad. Period.
Apple + bacon + pecan + arugula is by no means a mind blowing new combination. Honestly, it’s up there with butternut squash + sage + brown butter in the “things that go together” culinary pantheon. But adding the maple yogurt dressing changed something. It’s creamy, it’s slightly sweet, I don’t really know what to compare it to. Ranch? Not really. Anyway, it’s not important. What is important is that it tastes awesome, and you should try it.
2 fuji apples, thinly sliced
4 slices thick cut bacon, diced
3/4 cup pecan halves
5 ounces arugula
1/4 cup plain whole-milk yogurt
2 teaspoons chopped fresh Italian parsley
2 tablespoons olive oil
1 tablespoon maple syrup
2 teaspoons fresh lemon juice
1 garlic clove, pressed
1 pinch kosher salt
1 pinch freshly ground black pepper
In a pan over medium high heat, cook the bacon until just crisp. Set aside on a dish lined with a paper towel. Combine all of the ingredients for the dressing in a lidded container and shake to combine. In a big bowl, combine the bacon, apples, pecans, and arugula and mix with as much dressing as you like.