I love experimenting with flavors, and a salad is such an easy way to do so. Who would’ve ever imagined vegetables and fruit would mesh so well together. With my craving for autumn I came up with a fabulous chopped salad for supper earlier this week that takes some of my favorite fall ingredients and made a very satisfying supper for all of us. It was also quick to prepare as I used a chicken from the local deli to help out.
For this autumnal salad you need 2 bags of romaine lettuce (chopped); 1/2 of a rotisserie chicken, diced; 1 large granny smith apple, washed and diced; 2 barlett pears, washed and chopped; 1/2 cup dried cranberries, 3/4 cup chopped crispy bacon; feta cheese; croutons if desired.
Mix together all of the ingredients, and serve with a light dressing like a white wine or champagne vinaigrette. You definitely don’t want to overpower these flavors.
Here is my “go-to” vinaigrette recipe:
1/4 cup white wine vinaigrette
1 Tablespoon Dijon mustard
1 shallot finely chopped
1/4 tsp. kosher salt
1/4 tsp. freshly ground black pepper
1 cup olive oil
Whisk together the first five ingredients, then slowly whisk in the olive oil to mix well. Drizzle over your salad and enjoy!
There you have it: ease, flavor, and satisfaction all in one dish.
Now that makes for one happy mom!
I am linking up with A Musing Potpourri’s end of summer celebration today.