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Apple & Coconut Bacon Salad

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A scrumptious salad with fresh apples, sweet raisins, smokey coconut bacon and a creamy ginger peanut dressing!

Ingredients

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  • 1 Fuji apple (use your favorite apple), cored and diced
  • 1/4 cup coconut bacon
  • 1 –  2 tablespoons currants or raisins
  • 12 tablespoons 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
  • 1 tablespoon apple cider or rice wine vinegar
  • 2 teaspoons pure maple syrup
  • 1/4 teaspoon garlic powder
  • 1/8 teaspoon ginger powder or 1/4 teaspoon fresh grated
  • pinch of mineral salt
  • 2 tablespoons water, plus more as needed to thin

Instructions

Dressing: 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.

Salad: 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.

Serves 1

Notes

Adjusting salt and sugar: I used raw almond butter for the dressing. If using other nut butter containing salts and sugars, you may not need as much maple syrup or a pinch of salt – just something to consider.

Packaged coconut bacon: Don’t feel like making coconut bacon, you can purchase pre-packaged from Phoney Baloneys. It’s delicious! Look for it at your local grocery store or order online from participating retailers.

Nut-free option: If you have nut allergies, try using tahini in place of the nut butter.