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Canadian Salad Recipe

Looking to learn how to make the great Canadian Salad? This healthy Canada Day dish features local ingredients from each province. Perfect for a summer BBQ!
Prep Time20 mins
Cook Time40 mins
Total Time1 hr
Course: Main Course, Salad, Side Dish
Cuisine: canadian
Keyword: Canada Day Recipe, Canadian Salad, Canadian Salad Recipe
Servings: 6
Calories: 723kcal


  • pot
  • Strainer
  • whisk
  • measuring spoons
  • measuring cups
  • mixing bowl
  • French knife
  • Skillet


Canadian Salad Dressing

  • 2 tbsp French Mustard
  • 3/4 cup Canola Oil
  • 1 tbsp Maple Syrup
  • 1/4 cup Apple Cider
  • 2 tbsp Apple Cider Vinegar
  • 4 Black Garlic Cloves minced
  • 1 tbsp Berry Jam
  • 1/4 tsp Salt
  • 1/8 tsp Pepper

Canadian Salad

  • 8 cups Kale chopped
  • 2 Peaches sliced
  • 1/2 cup Dried Pearl Barley
  • 250 g Bacon
  • 1/2 cup Pecans
  • 1/2 cup Cheddar Cheese


  • Rinse dried barley and add to a small pot with 1 1/2 cups of water. Simmer covered pot on low heat for approximately 30-40 minutes, until barely is al dente. Strain over the sink with cold water. Store barely in the fridge until ready to serve your Canadian Salad.
  • In a mixing bowl whisk together mustard, oil, maple syrup, apple cider vinegar, apple cider, garlic cloves, berry jam and salt & pepper until well combined.
  • Slice and measure kale, peaches, crispy bacon and pecans. Cut cheddar cheese into small cubes.
  • In a large salad bowl add kale, barley and vinaigrette. With your hands, massage the kale mixture and toss until fully combined.
  • Top Canadian Salad with sliced peaches, bacon, pecans and cheddar cheese cubes.


Calories: 723kcal | Carbohydrates: 35.6g | Protein: 23.9g | Fat: 55.3g | Saturated Fat: 10.4g | Cholesterol: 56mg | Sodium: 1219mg | Potassium: 903mg | Fiber: 5.8g | Sugar: 9.4g | Calcium: 214mg | Iron: 3mg