Tuesday, September 25, 2012

Tasty Tuesdays: Autumn Chopped Salad

Photo and Recipe Credit to Iowa Girl Eats
I know that I often associate fresh salads with the spring and summer months, but this Autumn Chopped Salad has me craving one now!   I love the mix of colors and textures in this salad.  You could add or substitute all of your favorite fall flavors.  I am partial to toasted walnuts and dried cherries myself.  

6 cups chopped romaine lettuce
3 slices center-cut bacon
1 pear, chopped
1 apple, chopped
1/4 cup peanuts, chopped
1/4 cup dried cranberries
1/4 cup crumbled feta cheese
1/4 cup Poppy Seed Salad Dressing (or more or less)
2 Tablespoons balsamic vinegar (or more or less)
  1. Lay bacon strips down on a folded paper towel on a microwave-safe plate, then cover with another folded paper towel. Microwave for 1 minute then rotate the plate 1/4 turn and microwave for 30 more seconds. Continue rotating and cooking in 30 second increments until the bacon is crisp, then let cool and chop up.
  2. Add cooled bacon, romaine lettuce, pear, apple, peanuts, dried cranberries, and feta cheese into a very large bowl, then add salad dressing and balsamic vinegar to taste. Toss well then serve immediately.

What are your favorite fall flavors?


  1. I was allll about this salad last Fall and I think I'm about to be allll about it again this Fall! So good.

  2. I pinned this same recipe when I saw it! I am thinking of making it very soon. YUM!!! :)



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