FALL CHOPPED SALAD (Adapted from One Lovely Life)
4-6c romaine lettuce
1 apple, diced
1 pear, diced
3 slices bacon, cooked and crumbled
¼c dried cranberries
3-4 TBSP walnuts
3-4 TBSP crumbled feta or bleu cheese
3-4 TBSP creamy poppy seed dressing
Dressing (adapted from Allrecipes.com):
1/3 cup white sugar
1/2 cup white wine vinegar
1 tsp salt
1 tsp ground dry mustard
1 tsp grated onion
1 cup vegetable oil
1 TBSP poppy seeds
In a blender or food processor, combine sugar, vinegar, salt, mustard and onion and process for 20 seconds.
With blender or food processor on high, gradually add oil in a slow, steady stream.
Stir in poppy seeds.
In your largest mixing bowl, toss together lettuce, apple, pear, bacon, cranberries, walnuts and cheese. Add 3-4 Tbsp dressing and toss to coat, adding more dressing as necessary/desired.
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