Winter Chopped Salad

I made this salad a few weeks ago and loved the wintery mix of yummy fruits. As some of you know, I’ve been writing some monthly articles for a magazine in Gainesville, called Gainesville Today. It’s been so fun for me to be creative and yet gain experience in doing something I really love (write and cook!).


I featured this salad in the November issue focused on potluck dishes to bring to events, etc. It truly is the easiest thing to throw together and might just be the fastest item to go on the table. It’s perfect for this time of year because pears are in their peak season.


If you are interested, you can check out the magazine’s website here. It’s truly a great publication run by a group of really talented people.

The recipe for this delicious salad is below. What dishes are your go to recipes for a potluck this Holiday season?

Winter Chopped Salad recipe slightly adapted from Espresso and Cream
2 heads of Romaine lettuce, finely chopped
1 large pear, sliced into cubes
6 pieces of bacon, cooked and chopped
1 cup of dried cranberries
½ cup of chopped pecans
1 4 oz. container of feta cheese
¼ cup Lite Balsamic Vinaigrette
¾ cup Lite Poppy Seed Dressing
In a large bowl combine all the chopped ingredients. Pour 1/4 cup of the Balsamic Vinaigrette over the salad, followed by 3/4 cup of the Poppy Seed Dressing. Toss and serve. Enjoy!
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