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Chopped Autumn Salad with Apple Cider Dressing

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Fresh, chopped Autumn salad with apple cider dressing has crunchy candied cinnamon pecans, apples, pears, bacon and feta cheese, all tossed in a sweet and tangy dressing.

Ingredients

  • 6-8 cups chopped romaine lettuce
  • 1 red apple, diced
  • 1 anjou or bartlett pear, diced
  • 3-4 strips bacon, cooked til almost crisp, crumbled
  • 1/2 red onion, chopped
  • 1/3 cup dried cranberries
  • 1/3 cup crumbled feta cheese
  • Nuts

  • 2/3 cup pecans or walnuts
  • 1/3 cup brown sugar
  • 1/4 teaspoon cinnamon
  • Dressing

  • 1/3 cup apple juice
  • 1/3 cup apple cider vinegar
  • 1/3 cup olive oil
  • 2 tablespoons honey
  • 1/4 teaspoon black pepper
  • Instructions

  • 1. Combine all dressing ingredients in a jar, cover, and shake well. Set aside.2. In a large bowl combine lettuce, apples, pears, bacon, onion, cranberries, and feta cheese.3/ Add walnuts to a medium pan and stir over medium heat on the stove for 1-2 minutes until toasted. Add brown sugar and cinnamon and continue to stir until sugar is dissolved and walnuts are coated in the sugar mixture. Transfer to a glass plate or a metal serving pan to cool. Once cooled, roughly chop and add to the salad.4. Pour dressing over salad and toss to combine. Serve immediately.
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