Monday, October 8, 2012
Autumn Chopped Salad
We are always looking for new salad ideas and this one was so perfect for this time of the year. Absolutely delicious! Susan made this for lunch the other day when we were eating outside in her Sukkah. I LOVED the combination of the sweet and salty. Even my husband who during the entire meal said that he wouldn't eat the salad because it had fruit and nuts in it ended up finishing the salad (eating directly out of the salad bowl, mind you) it was that good. It's a must try! This recipe was found on Pinterest and it took me awhile to find the original source but I'm so glad I did because it's from a fantastic blog Espresso and Cream. Check it out when you get a chance.
*Susan substituted bacon bits for the bacon to keep the salad kosher
6 to 8 cups of Chopped Romaine Lettuce
2 medium pears, chopped
1 cup dried cranberries
1 cup chopped pecans
*8 slices bacon, crisp and crumbled
4 to 6 oz feta cheese, crumbled
1 cup Poppy Seed Dressing
1/3 cup Balsamic Vinaigrette
In a large salad bowl, combine lettuce, pears, cranberries, pecans, bacon and feta cheese. Mix poppy seed dressing with the balsamic vinaigrette. Drizzle the dressing over the salad, Toss and serve immediately!