Fuji Apple Salad with Bacon, Pecans, and Maple Yogurt Dressing

With a classic combination of autumnal ingredients, this salad gets an additional flavor punch with a unique maple-tinged dressing.


2 Fuji apples, thinly sliced 4 slices thick cut bacon, diced 3/4 cup pecan halves 5 ounces arugula

for the dressing: 1/4 cup plain whole-milk yogurt 2 teaspoons chopped fresh Italian parsley 2 tablespoons olive oil 1 tablespoon maple syrup 2 teaspoons fresh lemon juice 1 garlic clove, pressed 1 pinch kosher salt 1 pinch freshly ground black pepper

(serves four)

1. In a pan over medium high heat, cook the bacon until just crisp. Set aside on a dish lined with a paper towel. 2. Combine all of the ingredients for the dressing in a lidded container and shake to combine. 3. In a big bowl, combine the bacon, apples, pecans, and arugula and mix with as much dressing as you like.

Photograph: Claire Thomas

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