Fall Pear Chopped Salad
A delicious Fall salad, featuring fresh pears, dried cranberries, pecans, goat cheese and a bit of bacon. One of my favourite salads any time of year!
|1 head||leafy romaine lettuce chopped in to bite-sized pieces|
|5 slices||bacon cooked, cooled and crumbled|
|1/2 cup||crumbled goat cheese|
|1/2 cup||dried cranberries|
|1/2 cup||pecan halves roughly chopped|
|2||pears cored removed and roughly chopped (peeled or un-peeled)|
|1 tablespoon||granulated sugar|
|1 1/2 tablespoon||white vinegar|
|1 teaspoon||dijon mustard|
|1 tablespoon||vegetable or canola oil|
|1 teaspoon||poppy seeds|
Cook bacon until crisp. Set aside to cool, then crumble.
Prepare the salad dressing by combining all ingredients and whisking until smooth, thickened and creamy. Set aside.
Add chopped romaine to salad bowl. Top with dried cranberries, pecans, chopped pear and crumbled goat cheese. Drizzle with some of the poppy seed dressing. Toss to combine, adding more dressing if needed.
Drizzle top with balsamic glaze. Serve and enjoy