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.