Total Time
Prep 20 mins
Cook 0 mins

This recipe comes from a book called "American Harvest". With maple syrup, bacon and cheddar cheese, what's not to like!!

Ingredients Nutrition


  1. To prepare the vinaigrette, combine the syrup, vinegar, mustard, and garlic in a small bowl.
  2. Add the oil in a steady stream, whisking constantly.
  3. Season with the salt and pepper and set aside.
  4. Place the bacon in one layer in a skillet and set over medium heat.
  5. Cook, turning once or twice, until crispy, 5 to 7 minutes.
  6. Transfer to paper towel and let cool slightly.
  7. Crumble.
  8. In a large mixing bowl, combine the greens, cheddar cheese, croutons and the bacon.
  9. Pour the vinaigrette over the top and toss to combine.
  10. Place a neat mound on each plate and serve immediately.
Most Helpful

5 5

I made this salad for a family holiday dinner -- I was looking for something interesting, but not too exotic. It was delicious -- the dressing is perfect! I used homemade croutons (made from potato rolls with a little garlic salt). I used maple-flavored bacon, which seemed like a good idea... but it made the maple flavor and sweetness a little overpowering.

5 5

Fabulous salad MarieAlice! The lunch group at work loved it and added a few extra garnishes including dried, sweetened cranberries and crispy chow mein noodles for crunch! Diced apples would have been nice too. Thanks for one that everyone wanted the recipe for.

5 5

such a fantastic-flavored salad...especially for a gathering in vermont! I improvised a lot due to lack of listed ingredients in my vacation home... I used a tblspn of applesauce and red wine vinegar rather than apple cider vinegar and gulden's mustard rather than yummy! the maple syrup was delicious! I'd recommend the applesauce either added a great texture.