I love salads. I downloaded an app on my ipad for 2001 recipes on just salads alone because I love different varieties of salads! I found this particular recipe on Madison Mayberry's blog and it looked good so I tried it! This salad recipe is BIG so feel free to cut it if you are just serving yourself. This recipe serves a total of 4 to 6 servings. It goes great as a side salad for a steak dinner or even a pasta dinner. This one is Gluten Free. I think chopped chicken may be tasty on this one...I'll have to try that one next time! Enjoy!
6 to 8 cups of Chopped Romaine Lettuce
2 medium pears, chopped
1 cup dried cranberries
1 cup chopped pecans
8 slices thick-cut bacon (I used turkey bacon) crisp and crumbled
4 to 6 oz feta cheese, crumbled
Poppy Seed Dressing
Balsamic Vinaigrette (I like Newman's Own Light Balsamic Vinaigrette)
On a large platter, combine lettuce, pears, cranberries, pecans, bacon and feta cheese. Drizzle generously with poppy seed dressing, followed by some of the balsamic vinaigrette. (I would estimate that I used about a cup of dressing...70% poppy seed dressing and 30 percent balsamic vinaigrette). Toss and serve immediately!