Apple Wild Rice 24 Hour Salad is a beautiful overnight layered salad with lettuce, wild rice, apples, grapes, cranberries, walnuts, green onions, feta, and bacon with a creamy homemade avocado yogurt dressing. Think of it like a harvest 7 layer salad. Make it the night before and it’s ready to go wherever you’re going the next day.
Make the salad dressing. Add the avocado, Greek yogurt, zest of one orange, maple syrup, Dijon, and apple cider vinegar to a food processor or blender. Process until smooth and creamy. Set the dressing aside while you assemble the 24 hour salad.
Cut the bacon into 1 inch pieces, fry until crispy, and set them on a paper towel lined plate. Chop the apples and toss the apple chunks in the juice of the orange. Halve the grapes and chop the green onions.
Assemble the salad by placing each layer in a clear bowl, focusing on the outer edges and filling in the center with lettuce, as needed. This is the order I follow:
Mixture of chopped romaine and baby spinach.
Spread the dressing evenly across the top of the salad. Then crumble the feta and bacon over the top.
Cover the 24 hour salad with plastic wrap and store in the fridge overnight.