Apple and Smoked-Bacon Salad with Lychees and Chili Nuts

45 mins (prep 35)
10 ingredients
makes 8 (first course) servings
Chang's two restaurants cater decidedly to the pork lover, and this salad is no exception. Among the sweet, smoky, and tart notes tossed together, you'll get an occasional zing of heat from the chili nuts (which, served on their own, may very well become your new favorite bar snack).

Categories:  salad , winter , fall , southeast-asian , japanese , asian ,
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  • 1 cup unsalted dry-roasted peanuts
  • 2 tablespoons asian fish sauce (preferably tiparos brand)
  • 1 teaspoon chili powder
  • 1/8 teaspoon cayenne
  • 1 1/2 pounds winesap or gala apples (3 to 4)
  • 1 1/2 pounds mutsu (also called crispin) or golden delicious apples (3 to 4)
  • 1/2 pound slab bacon, any rind discarded, cut crosswise into 1/2-inch lardons (sticks)
  • 3 tablespoons fresh lime juice
  • 16 canned lychees (from a 20-ounce can), drained and quartered, at warm room temperature
  • 1/2 cup chopped scallions at room temperature
  • equipment: an adjustable-blade slicer


Serving Size (3.62 g)
Servings 8
Amount per Serving
Calories 1.04 Calories from Fat 0.45
% Daily Value *
Total Fat 0.05g 0.65%
Saturated Fat 0.01g 0.37%
Trans Fat 0.0g %
Cholesterol 0.0mg 0.0%
Sodium 13.51mg 4.5%
Total Carbohydrate 0.18g 0.49%
Dietary Fiber 0.13 g 4.0%
Sugars 0.03 g %
Protein 0.05g 0.78%
Vitamin A 111.77IU% Vitamin C 0.02mg%
Calcium 1.16mg% Iron 0.06mg%
*Percent Daily Values are based on a 2,000 calorie diet. Your diet value must be higher or lower depending upon your calorie needs:
  Calories 2,000 2,500
Total Fat Less Than 65g 80g
Sat Fat Less Than 20g 25g
Cholesterol Less Than 300mg 300mg
Sodium Less Than 2,400mg 2,400mg
Total Carb   300g 375g
Dietary Fiber   25g 30g
Potassium   3,500 mg
Protein   50 g
Calories Per Gram
Fat 9•Carbohydrate 4•Protein 4
*Nutrition information was calculated excluding the following ingredients:
unsalted dry-roasted peanuts, asian fish sauce, gala apples, or, slab bacon, fresh lime juice, canned lychees, chopped scallions, an