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Turkey Bacon and Apple Salad Recipe

Ingredients with Measurements:
- 6 cups mixed greens
- 1 pound turkey bacon, cooked and crumbled
- 2 apples, sliced
- 1/2 cup dried cranberries
- 1/2 cup chopped walnuts
- 1/2 cup crumbled blue cheese
- 1/4 cup olive oil
- 1/4 cup apple cider vinegar
- 1 tablespoon Dijon mustard
- Salt and pepper to taste

Special equipment needed:
- None

Step-by-step instructions:
1. In a large bowl, combine mixed greens, cooked turkey bacon, sliced apples, dried cranberries, chopped walnuts, and crumbled blue cheese.
2. In a small bowl, whisk together olive oil, apple cider vinegar, Dijon mustard, salt, and pepper.
3. Pour the dressing over the salad and toss to combine.
4. Serve immediately.


- Time:
Preparation time: 15 minutes
- Cooking time: 15 minutes
Temperature:
- None
Serving size:
- 4 servings

Nutritional information:
- Calories per serving: 480
- Total fat: 34g
- Saturated fat: 8g
- Cholesterol: 75mg
- Sodium: 1090mg
- Total carbohydrates: 28g
- Dietary fiber: 6g
- Sugars: 18g
- Protein: 20g

Substitutions for ingredients:
- Mixed greens can be substituted with any leafy greens of your choice.
- Turkey bacon can be substituted with regular bacon or vegetarian bacon.
- Apples can be substituted with pears or grapes.
- Dried cranberries can be substituted with raisins or chopped dates.
- Chopped walnuts can be substituted with pecans or almonds.
- Blue cheese can be substituted with feta or goat cheese.

Variations:
- Add sliced red onions or chopped celery for extra crunch.
- Use maple syrup instead of Dijon mustard for a sweeter dressing.
- Add grilled chicken or shrimp for extra protein.

Tips and tricks:
- To make the salad ahead of time, keep the dressing separate and toss just before serving.
- To make the salad more filling, add cooked quinoa or brown rice.
- To make the salad more colorful, use a mix of red and green apples.

Storage instructions:
- Store any leftover salad in an airtight container in the refrigerator for up to 2 days.

Reheating instructions:
- None

Presentation ideas:
- Serve the salad in a large salad bowl or on individual plates.

Garnishes:
- None

Pairings:
- Serve the salad with a side of crusty bread or crackers.

Suggested side dishes:
- None

Troubleshooting advice:
- If the salad is too dry, add more dressing or a drizzle of olive oil.

Food safety advice:
- Make sure to cook the turkey bacon thoroughly before adding it to the salad.

Food history:
- None

Flavor profiles:
- The salad is sweet, savory, and tangy.

Serving suggestions:
- Serve the salad as a light lunch or dinner.

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Taste: Savory, Tangy, Crispy, Sweet