Kale Salad? I thought this was Girl Carnivore?? Don’t worry, you’re in the right place. Bacon makes everything better 😉

Don't let the knife and beautiful pork loin in the corner distract you. This is all about that leafy green salad. Piles of Kale and oh yeah, bacon. Lots and lots of bacon.

How do you get a carnivore to eat their veggies? Toss them in bacon fat. Problem solved.
There’s something about a crisp salad filled with dark greens, the snap of seasonal apples, the crunch of pecans, and the flavor of a warm bacon vinaigrette. It’s guilty. It’s wrong. It’s oh, so good. That’s where this Kale & Apple Salad with Warm Bacon Vinaigrette fits in.
But hey, at least you ate your veggies.

Kale & Apple Salad with Warm Bacon Vinaigrette | Kita Roberts GirlCarnivore.com

Looking for more carnivorous salads? I wouldn’t let you down. It’s not just lettuce in a bowl people!

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Kale & Apple Salad with Warm Bacon Vinaigrette

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Kale & Apple Salad with Warm Bacon Vinaigrette | Kita Roberts GirlCarnivore.com


  • 6 oz bacon
  • 1/4 cup white wine vinegar
  • 3 tbs pure maple syrup
  • Freshly ground black pepper
  • 2 tart apples diced into matchsticks
  • 8 oz red leaf lettuce roughly chopped
  • 8 oz ounce fresh kale stems discarded, leaves roughly chopped
  • 2 oz shaved cheese Parmesan or pecorino
  • 2 oz craisins
  • 2 oz Toasted pecans


  • Cook the bacon in a skillet over medium-high heat until crispy. Lay on a paper towel to drain. Reserve 1/4 cup of the bacon fat.
  • In a bowl, whisk the white wine vinegar and the maple syrup. Stir in the bacon fat.
  • Toss the apples, lettuce, and kale tother. Toss with the bacon vinaigrette to coat (don’t be too heavy, or the greens will wilt). Season with pepper and sprinkle with cheese, craisins, and pecans.


Adapted from Food and Wine
Author: Kita Roberts

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Kale & Apple Salad loaded with bits of Warm Bacon. This is a carnivore's salad.


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Kita is a multi-talented individual, boasting numerous accomplishments such as being an award-winning recipe developer, world-traveled professional photographer, and journalist. As the lead creative force behind Girl Carnivore®, she is widely recognized as an authority on all things meat.


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