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Servings: 6-8

If you think salads are boring, you’ve obviously never tried this one. The combination of salty, sweet, and tangy is a party in your mouth and the crunch makes every bite unbelievably satisfying. With the apples, cheddar, glazed nuts, and broccoli it’s the perfect transitional dish from summer to fall!


  • 1.5 lbs broccoli crowns
  • 10 oz package Hempler's bacon (any variety), cooked and crumbled
  • 1/3 cup dried cranberries
  • 1/3 cup diced red onion
  • 1/3 cup cheddar cheese, cubed small
  • 1 sweet apple, diced
  • honey mustard dressing
  • 1 cup walnuts
  • 1/4 cup sugar
  • 1 Tb. butter


  1. Place the walnuts, sugar, and butter in a non-stick pan over medium heat. Stir continuously until the sugar is fully melted and coats the walnuts (about 5 minutes). Remove from heat, pour onto parchment paper, and allow to cool.
  2. Cut the florets off the broccoli crowns. Discard the stems. Chop the florets into small, bite-sized pieces.
  3. Combine the broccoli, bacon crumbles, cranberries, red onion, cheddar cheese, apple, and candied walnuts in a large bowl.
  4. Add honey mustard dressing (start out with a light drizzle) and toss to combine. Add more dressing to taste.

Servings: 6-8