Thursday, June 7, 2012

Autumn Chopped Salad

Oh Pinterest, how we love thee and how we love the world of food that you have brought to us!  I pinned this recipe the other day and my sister and I made it last night.  Oh so good.  It was a big hit with all!  Even the guys.  Just love chopped salads.

6-8 cups chopped romaine lettuce
2 medium pears, chopped (we used one green and one red)
1 cup dried cranberries (love me some Craisins!)
1 cup chopped pecans
8 slices thick-cut bacon, crisp and crumbled (we used pre-packaged real bacon pieces, because of time)
4-6 oz. crumbled feta cheese
Poppy Seed Salad Dressing
Balsamic Vinaigrette (we used Newman's Own, my personal favorite)

1.  Combine the lettuce, pears, cranberries, pecans, bacon and feta on a large platter.
2.  Drizzle generously with the poppy seed dressing, followed by the balsamic vinaigrette (you should end up with about a cup of dressing, so adjust the quantities of the two dressings according to your taste bud preferences).
3.  We added chopped, cooked chicken to this recipe when we made it because we were using it as a main dish.  Grilled would be a great option on the chicken, but we were in a hurry so we picked up one of those awesome rotisserie chickens at the grocery store.  Yeah, one of those....


  1. This sounds right up my alley. Love the pic al fresco!

  2. I have already made it again and Kelsey said she thought it was right up there with Panera Bread quality! I love that picture, too. Need to do more outside shots.

  3. haha--I just got on this page to say what Mom said I said! It is scrum-dibbly-umptious. And I also think the picture is great!