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Winter Chopped Salad

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Winter Chopped Salad is a lovely combination of sweet and savory ingredients. Pears, cranberries, pecans, and blue cheese, and bacon…just to name a few. What’s not to love?

Winter Chopped Salad Recipe

I mixed up a light vinaigrette to top the salad just prior to serving and the results were even better than I had imagined. 

 That alone speaks volumes of how delicious this chopped salad is.  Plus, just look at all these fantastic colors…


2 bunches romaine, chopped
2 medium pears, diced small 
2 Plum tomatoes, diced small
1 cup dried cranberries, cherries and blueberries
1 pound cooked, chopped bacon (drained on paper towels)
1 -1/2 cup chopped pecans
6 ounces crumbled blue cheese
-In a large skillet, cook the bacon until crisp and drain on paper towels until you’re ready to assemble the rest of your ingredients.
-In a large bowl add all of the chopped fruits and vegetables along with the dried fruit, bacon, cheese and nuts.
-Toss well to combine.
-Right before serving, allow each person to spoon on their own vinaigrette.

1/2 cup apple cider vinegar
3 tablespoons honey
3 tablespoons extra virgin olive oil
1-1/2 tablespoons Dijon mustard
Black pepper to taste
1/2 teaspoon ground coriander
1/2 teaspoon ground ginger

-Combine all the ingredients for the dressing in a jar with a tight-fitting lid.
-Shake well to combine and emulsify all ingredients.

Winter Chopped Salad Recipe

Until we eat again,



Monday 30th of January 2012

I made this for the first time this weekend and it turned out great. I will definitely be making this again!


Monday 9th of January 2012

just made this, minus the blue cheese, LOVED it!! Gotta love anything with bacon!!


Friday 30th of December 2011

Your salad looks so colorful and festive. What a lovely change from all the sweets lately! I wish you and your family a wonderful New Year, Renee!


Wednesday 28th of December 2011

Now THIS looks like a salad I would eat, chocked full of yummy stuff! Looks so fresh and tasty :)


Wednesday 28th of December 2011

It's hard to make salads look mouth-watering but you've done it! This looks so good, I can't wait to make it!