Harvest Chopped Salad
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Recipe type: Salad
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Serves: makes 8 salads
 
Take your holiday salad to another level with crunchy apples, salty walnuts, tart cranberries, and savory sweet cheddar cheese.
Ingredients
For the salad:
  • 4 c. Romaine lettuce, chopped
  • 4 c. mixed greens, chopped
  • 8 strips bacon
  • 1 apple, cored and chopped
  • ⅓ c. walnuts, chopped
  • ⅓ c. dried cranberries
  • ½ red onion, thinly sliced
  • ½ c. sweet cheddar cheese, shredded
For the balsamic vinaigrette:
  • ⅓ c. balsamic vinegar
  • 1 T. honey
  • 1 t. Dijon mustard
  • 2 garlic cloves, minced
  • ⅓ c. olive oil
  • salt and fresh ground black pepper
Instructions
  1. Place the romaine lettuce and mixed greens in a large salad bowl. Toss to combine.
  2. Place the bacon in a skillet and cook for 3-4 minutes per side or until browned. Remove from skillet and place on a paper towel lined plate. Cool and then chop.
  3. Layer the other toppings across the salad, starting at one end with the apples, then walnuts, then cranberries, then onions, then bacon, and finally the sweet cheddar cheese ending on the other side of the salad.
  4. To make the vinaigrette combine the vinegar, honey, Dijon mustard, and garlic in a small bowl. Add the olive oil a bit at a time, whisking constantly until combined.
  5. Add salt and pepper to taste.
  6. When ready to serve drizzle the balsamic vinaigrette over top of the salad and serve immediately.
Notes
A Hezzi-D Original Recipe
Recipe by Hezzi-D's Books and Cooks at https://www.hezzi-dsbooksandcooks.com/2015/11/harvest-chopped-salad-sundaysupper.html