Autumn Chopped Salad

This is super yummy and for a warm day it’s absolutely perfect.  Even for a not so warm day it’s perfect.  With some yummy bread it’s a delicious meal.


Autumn Chopped Salad

*6 to 8 cups chopped romaine lettuce
*2 medium pears, chopped (I omitted the pears just because I didn’t have any)
*1 cup dried cranberries
*1 cup chopped pecans (I even sugared my pecans)
*8 slices thick-cut bacon, crisp-cooked and crumbled (canned bacon bits, the real bacon works great)
*4 to 6 oz. feta cheese, crumbled
*Poppy seed Salad Dressing
*Balsamic Vinaigrette (I like Newman’s Own Light Balsamic Vinaigrette)

*On a large platter, combine the lettuce, pears, cranberries, pecans, bacon and feta cheese. Drizzle generously with poppy seed dressing, followed by some of the balsamic vinaigrette.


I don’t like to add the dressing directly to the salad because everyone likes their salad a certain way, and also if you have left overs it won’t get soggy.  (I would estimate that I used about a cup of dressing: 70 percent poppy seed dressing and 30 percent balsamic vinaigrette) If you prefer your salad to have more dressing, feel free to experiment with the combination.


About melsorens

I'm a mommy who has the privilege of staying home with my three little mouths to feed and two big mouths who love to eat. I'm a believer in moderation so all of these might not be the healthiest recipes, but there is a variety and I believe in eating that way and not leaving anything out. I love good food, I like to cook, I'm not that great at it but I'm always up to try new things, share recipes and eat some more!! These are a collection of random recipes that I have in stored in a bunch of different places...this is my attempt to become more organized, so enjoy and let me know if any of these are yummy to you. View all posts by melsorens

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