Fall Pear Chopped Salad

Serves: 6

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!

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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)
Poppyseed Dressing
1 tablespoon granulated sugar
1 1/2 tablespoon white vinegar
3 tablespoons mayonnaise
1 teaspoon dijon mustard
1 tablespoon vegetable or canola oil
1 teaspoon poppy seeds
/ pinch saltpepper
balsamic glaze


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

Source: seasonsandsuppers.ca

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