As a salad lover, I’m always looking for new ways to dress them up and simplicity is always a plus!
I threw this salad together quite a while ago, when I put together the Coconut Bacon recipe in the archives (it’s also in the The Archives eBook!). I shared it on Instagram but it never made it to the recipe collection, until now!
I’ve finally come back to scrumptiously, healthy vegan salad with fresh apples, sweet raisins, smokey coconut bacon and a creamy ginger peanut dressing. It’s as good as I remember!
Today, I gladly share with you this simple and delicious salad to keep your salad inspiration alive!
There’s so much to love here and I think you’ll love it too!
Fresh crisp apples and flavorful coconut bacon make great additions to salads.
- Feel free to use your favorite apples. Mine happen to be Fuji, but you may prefer tart green apples or other red varieties.
- The coconut bacon is homemade, but you can purchase it too (see notes).
Use your favorite leafy greens. I chose a 50/50 spring mix but arugula, spinach, baby kale, oak lettuce or any mix of these would be great!
The addition of the peanut dressing will give you a good dose of protein (about 8 grams) and some delicious creaminess at the same time. I used ginger powder since it’s what was on hand but fresh grated ginger is ideal for maximum ginger flavor.
Assemble your salad and drizzle the dressing over top. I also added raisins and slivered almonds for added flavor and texture.
Grab whatever ingredients make you happiest, or have hand, and give it a go. Happy repeat salad days ahead!
It’s a delicious and addicting combination!Print
CRISP APPLE & COCONUT BACON SALAD
A scrumptious salad with fresh apples, sweet raisins, smokey coconut bacon and a creamy ginger peanut dressing!
- 1 Fuji apple (use your favorite apple), cored and diced
- coconut bacon
- currents or raisins
- slivered almonds (pumpkin, sunflower seeds or hemp hearts would be great too)
- favorite salad mix
Ginger Peanut Dressing
- 2 rounded tablespoons natural peanut butter or almond butter
- 2 teaspoons apple cider or rice wine vinegar
- 2 teaspoons pure maple syrup
- 1/8 teaspoon ginger powder or 1/4 teaspoon fresh grated
- pinch of mineral salt
- pinch of garlic powder
- water as needed to thin
In a small bowl, mix together the dressing ingredients. Add water, a teaspoon or two at a time, as needed to create desired consistency. Taste for flavor adjusting as needed. If dressing becomes to thin, add a bit more peanut butter to thicken. Set aside.
Create your salad by adding a few large handfuls of salad mix to your serving bowl. Top with diced apple, handful of coconut bacon, currents and slivered almonds. Drizzle ginger peanut dressing over top and enjoy.
For the dressing I used raw almond butter, if using other nut butters containing salts and sugars you may not need as much maple syrup or pinch of salt. Just something to consider.
Don’t feel like making coconut bacon, you can purchase some already prepared from Phoney Baloney’s. It’s delicious! Look for it at your local grocery store or order online from participating retailers.If you have nut allergies, try using tahini in place of the nut butter.