• Cooking Time:
  • Servings: 4-5
  • Preparation Time: 10 minutes


  • 8 slices of soy bacon
  • 8 ounces baby arugula
  • 1 large granny smith apple, peeled and diced
  • 1/2 cup candied pecans (or whichever nut you prefer)
  • 1/2 cup dried cranberries
  • 6 ounces blue cheese, crumbled
  • For the dressing:
  • 3 tablespoons apple cider vinegar
  • 1 teaspoon grated orange zest
  • 2 tablespoons freshly squeezed orange juice
  • 2 1/2 teaspoons Dijon mustard
  • 2 tablespoons pure maple syrup
  • 1/2 teaspoon freshly ground black pepper
  • 2/3 cup olive oil


  • Cook bacon according to package directions. Although I prefer to make it crispy. Set
  • bacon aside.
  • In a large bowl, toss together all ingredients. For the dressing using a seperate bowl
  • whisk all ingredients together.
  • Chop the bacon into large pieces and add it to the salad.
  • Toss the salad with just enough of the dressing to moisten.
  • Sprinkle with sea salt and toss well. Serve immediately.


Author Credit: House beautiful

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