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Autumn Chopped Salad

November 11, 2010
Photo Courtesy of Richard Swearinger, BHG Food Editor Extraordinaire

If you’re stopping by from Pinterest, welcome! I’m happy you took the time to visit Espresso and Cream and hope you’ll stay a while. For more information about me and this site, swing by the About Me page at the top. -Madison

I love my job. Honestly, if I didn’t there would be something seriously wrong with me. To be surrounded by delicious food and stimulating people day after day is a blessing in the utmost sense of the word.

Last night was no exception.

Once a year, the food editors at my parent company get together for a round of meetings and good eats. And for the second time in a row, we have made it a tradition to go potluck-style instead of dining out. Since we have a huge test kitchen, it works out well and is much more interesting than ordering off a restaurant menu.

When food editors gather, it seems a shame not to tap into the talent and creativity, no?

The recipe I made for our potluck is the ultimate in easy and delicious. It’s actually a version of a salad that was passed down to me from my mom-queen of salad and all things healthy and delectable. In fact, it’s one of the only vegetables my uncles and cousins actually seem to enjoy at family gatherings. Not just enjoy. Wolf down and ask for more, to be exact.

I’m already looking forward to Thanksgiving dinner for the sole purpose of eating a salad similar to this. But of course, like all things my mom does, it will taste better when she makes it than when I do.

Autumn Chopped Salad
(Printable Recipe)

Ingredients
*6 to 8 cups chopped romaine lettuce
*2 medium pears, chopped
*1 cup dried cranberries
*1 cup chopped pecans
*8 slices thick-cut bacon, crisp-cooked and crumbled
*4 to 6 oz. feta cheese, crumbled
*Poppy seed Salad Dressing (I like T. Marzetti)
*Balsamic Vinaigrette (I like Newman’s Own Light Balsamic Vinaigrette)

Instructions
*On a large platter, combine the 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 percent poppy seed dressing and 30 percent balsamic vinaigrette) If you prefer your salad to have more dressing, feel free to experiment with the combination.

Happy Cooking!

Madison

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280 Comments

  • Reply Lauren at KeepItSweet November 11, 2010 at 1:38 am

    yum great looking salad! love all the fun tasty toppings

  • Reply The Salty Girl November 11, 2010 at 4:16 am

    this looks great!

  • Reply alana (at) the food November 11, 2010 at 3:02 pm

    mmmm there's my dinner!

  • Reply Betsy Gluten Freedom November 11, 2010 at 5:32 pm

    Everything's better with bacon! Yum.

  • Reply LauraB November 11, 2010 at 6:30 pm

    Yum! this looks awesome

  • Reply Natalie November 12, 2010 at 12:15 am

    seriously? YUM…I can't wait to make this…maybe I'll try to make homemade dressing?

  • Reply Anonymous November 12, 2010 at 1:02 am

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  • Reply Tracy November 24, 2010 at 10:44 pm

    Looks so good! What a beautiful photo.

  • Reply Jeannie August 7, 2011 at 6:55 pm

    I'm so excited to try this! I am linking back to you on http://www.craftybalancing.blogspot.com for my August menu tomorrow 🙂

  • Reply Melanie August 14, 2011 at 9:52 pm

    Found this on Pinterest…and am featuring it tomorrow on my blog! You should come say hi!

    Smiles,
    Melanie

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  • Reply Nanna August 16, 2011 at 12:00 am

    this looks something you'd get at the Zcracker Barrel lol I think I'll try this on the ladies this month at our ladies meeting at church
    Helen

  • Reply Heatherbstampin August 25, 2011 at 12:37 am

    making this tonight! Found it on Pinterest I can’t wait! Yum!

    • Reply MadisonMayberry August 25, 2011 at 1:53 am

      Let me know how it turns out! I absolutely love that salad. 🙂

  • Reply CB September 2, 2011 at 8:22 pm

    Made this today-AMAZING! A little heavy on the dressing, but still delish

  • Reply cecyj.com September 3, 2011 at 4:01 am

    This looks so good. Dinner for my family tomorrow night, thank you, thank you. CECY j

  • Reply Sara D. September 11, 2011 at 2:35 am

    Had it for dinner tonight…delicious. Tastes as good (if not better!) than it looks, thank you!!

  • Reply Andrea September 20, 2011 at 2:55 am

    made this for dinner tonight…just what the Dr ordered!!! It was beyond yummy!!

  • Reply Lucia Bayt September 20, 2011 at 2:58 am

    I loved this recipe! I made it last week and can’t wait to have it again soon! Thank you for sharing!

  • Reply Kerry Trujillo September 22, 2011 at 3:08 pm

    Made this last night! Loved it!

  • Reply Mindy Northrop September 23, 2011 at 9:57 pm

    I’m making this tonite to go with mac ‘n cheese. Yum!

  • Reply Molly Hildebrandt September 27, 2011 at 2:44 pm

    Thank you for the AWESOME recipe! I blogged it here http://myhappymeals.blogspot.com/2011/09/chopped-autumn-salad.html

  • Reply Diesel Diva Fitness September 28, 2011 at 3:01 am

    This recipe is AMAZING! So delish! Thanks!!

  • Reply Tiffanyrueckert September 30, 2011 at 12:25 am

    making this tomorrow for a luncheon at my house — thank you!

  • Reply Annaliese Lemmon September 30, 2011 at 4:17 pm

    I made this salad this week, and posted about it on my blog I made some adaptations – no nuts or cheese, and did a different dressing, but we really liked it. At least, the adults did. 🙂

  • Reply Laura October 1, 2011 at 2:32 am

    Found your salad on Pinterest, it looks soooo good!

  • Reply Christine Love October 3, 2011 at 9:37 pm

    I made this and it was Soo good! I added chicken and ditlini (sp?) pasta. And I justed crumbled goat cheese instead of feta because I just like it better. Loved the dressing combo!

    • Reply MadisonMayberry October 7, 2011 at 4:10 am

      Yay!! What great adaptations you made, Christine. Sounds like a great way to jazz it up. I love that dressing combination, too. It’s the perfect combination of sweet, salty and tart.

  • Reply Dhdearmon October 4, 2011 at 3:25 pm

    Is the dressing something you want to put on and let marinade or is it one you want to add right before eating to keep it all from getting mushy? I have lunch with ladies tomorrow and plan to bring this salad, it looks so good!

    • Reply MadisonMayberry October 7, 2011 at 4:08 am

      Great question! I would wait until the last possible minute to add the dressing (maybe up to 20 minutes before serving) since the lettuce will get a bit wilted and soggy if you dress it too early. 🙂

    • Reply MadisonMayberry October 7, 2011 at 4:02 am

      Thank you so much! Beautiful site and thanks for the link back!

  • Reply Themassys October 12, 2011 at 5:07 pm

    making it today. may add walnuts instead of pecans.

  • Reply Breanna Newbill October 15, 2011 at 4:42 am

    you had me at bacon…i’ve shared your post here: http://dollarstoremom.com/2011/10/pinterest-picks-the-im-hungry-edition/

  • Reply Debbi Does Dinner October 18, 2011 at 1:18 pm

    Found you on pinterest and this looks awesome! Can’t wait to make it, thanks!

  • Reply Charlotte Ferreux October 21, 2011 at 9:43 pm

    I love this recipe and blog…I posted it on my community foodie blog. Hope you can come check it out http://www.facebook.com/thefrenchiefoodie

    Also, feel free to post you’re recipes or you’re favourite foodie tips on it whenever you like!

    • Reply MadisonMayberry October 23, 2011 at 1:06 pm

      I will make sure to check it out!

  • Reply SoCalledSupermom October 24, 2011 at 3:44 pm

    I made this last night — added grilled chicken to the salad and viola – a main dish! Amazing — even my 7 year old daughter asked for seconds and cleaned her plate!!! Will definitely make again.

    • Reply MadisonMayberry October 28, 2011 at 7:03 pm

      That is so great to hear! Thanks for the feedback. I just love knowing when someone makes a recipe and enjoys it.

  • Reply Kristin Radtke October 30, 2011 at 11:42 pm

    Found this on Pinterest. An absolutely perfect salad. Thanks for posting.

  • Reply Vikivale2u November 3, 2011 at 9:23 am

    MMmmmmmmmm,, so autumnal….cant wait to try

  • Reply Goodwin3638 November 3, 2011 at 1:52 pm

    HI, how many does this serve. I need a salad for 30/ can I use a large salad bowl instead of a platter? sounds wonderful! Karen

  • Reply boycrazy3 November 6, 2011 at 1:07 am

    I found this via Pinterest and made it tonight. Sooo good. I have to admit I’m not a huge veggie eater. But I know I will crave this salad! Thanks for a great recipe.
    -Kellie

    • Reply MadisonMayberry November 7, 2011 at 2:01 am

      I love hearing that, Kellie! I swear this salad could make even the biggest veggie hater a veggie lover! 🙂

  • Reply Pksather November 6, 2011 at 3:18 am

    My husband is allergic to poppy seeds but I want to make this…what dressing substitutions could I make and still maintain the flavor?

    • Reply MadisonMayberry November 7, 2011 at 2:00 am

      Hmm… you really got me thinking because I don’t know of may dressings that are similar to Poppyseed. But now that I’ve been thinking, I would say that a honey mustard would probably be most similar because it is on the sweeter side, as is poppyseed dressing.

    • Reply Lilly December 25, 2011 at 5:14 pm

      You can make your own poppy seed dressing just leave out the poppy seeds. Thats what I did and it tatsted great.

  • Reply Jennie November 7, 2011 at 2:13 am

    Found your recipe on Pinterest and made it tonight. My husband and I loved it. I’m not very creative when it comes to salads. I love the dressing combo. It tasted like a restaurant salad. I will definitely be making this again. 🙂

  • Reply Kkeidem November 7, 2011 at 3:49 pm

    made this from Pinterest as well- it is absolutely delicious. An instant classic. The dressing is so good. I used the leftover dressing on absolutely everything- other salads, sandwiches yummy! Thanks for the recipe- will make over and over

  • Reply Lianne November 8, 2011 at 6:20 pm

    This was a huge hit at our home! I made another to share with a sick friend today! Thank you!

  • Reply Tara {The Silver Lining} November 15, 2011 at 3:16 am

    I made this salad for a girl's night I recently hosted. I posted my pictures but put a reference and link to your post here with the recipe. It was delicious. Thanks for sharing!!

  • Reply DivaFare November 15, 2011 at 8:24 pm

    This sounds great!

  • Reply Procteramy November 16, 2011 at 4:58 am

    Made this tonight & took to my Bible study group.. we LOVED it! Thanks for the awesome recipe. Will definitely be making this again next week for Thanksgiving. 🙂

  • Reply Stacy November 16, 2011 at 9:55 pm

    This is delicious.

  • Reply Rhonda November 17, 2011 at 10:07 pm

    Found this salad on Pinterest as well! Using Blue Cheese Dressing…..excited to try it!

  • Reply Shopping Smith November 19, 2011 at 4:28 am

    Thank you for this wonderful salad idea for Thanksgiving! (Found it on Pinterest, too.)

  • Reply jenn November 19, 2011 at 10:15 pm

    This is my new favorite. Thank you for sharing.

  • Reply Loy Moore November 21, 2011 at 1:01 am

    Coming over from Friday Favorite Finds via the Atwoods. This looks very good, and I think that I will try this for Thanksgiving this year. I am a little tired of the Ramen coleslaw that we usually have. The salad seems so perfectly seasonal with the pears and the cranberries. I am not a fan of feta, but I bet any other cheese would work or it could just be omitted. Thanks for sharing.

  • Reply ChrissieNer November 25, 2011 at 2:04 am

    Wow – this salad was a HUGE hit at Thanksgiving dinner! I doubled the recipe and brought it to my SIL’s house. She had 15+ different types of delicious food, yet people raved about this salad. Thanks for the fantastic recipe!

  • Reply Tami November 25, 2011 at 5:39 am

    I found this on Pinterest, shared it for Thanksgiving dinner and just snacked on leftovers…yum!

  • Reply Jeanna December 13, 2011 at 8:20 pm

    I made this salad for our office Christmas party. It was a hit!!!. I didn’t toss it, but layered each ingredient. The green salad, white feta and red cranberries make it look like a holiday salad.

  • Reply Wendyywy December 15, 2011 at 1:46 am

    I made this and posted it.
    It was delicious!
    Thank you very much.

    http://wendyinkk.blogspot.com/2011/12/autumn-chopped-salad-pear-week-2.html

  • Reply purdue88.kmc December 19, 2011 at 3:16 pm

    just made this last night — it was big hit. thanks for sharing. i’ll be coming back for more great salad recipes.

    • Reply purdue88.kmc December 19, 2011 at 3:17 pm

      meant to add — used goat cheese instead of feta

  • Reply Donna December 23, 2011 at 5:05 pm

    I can’t wait to try this! Sounds delicious!

  • Reply Robyncalv December 25, 2011 at 1:10 am

    Yum making this tomorrow for Christmas, I agree it could look festive with the green, red and white. Thanks for sharing it.

  • Reply Agnė Vanagaitė December 27, 2011 at 9:33 am

    Gonna try this year !!! Looks delicious 🙂 Thank you for great idea!

  • Reply TerriblyTeri December 27, 2011 at 2:59 pm

    How many servings does this make?

    • Reply irishmom58 November 28, 2014 at 2:04 am

      I used 3 bunches of romaine, 1/2 pkg bacon, 1 container feta, two small bags of craisins and filled a platter. As side dish about 10-15 servings

  • Reply Mrs4444 December 28, 2011 at 1:38 am

    I made this tonight. It was delicious! For what it’s worth, I also added pomegranate seeds. It sure is a beautiful salad.

  • Reply Ashley December 28, 2011 at 11:29 pm

    I made this for dinner tonight, served with rotisserie chicken. My husband and I both LOVED it! We are happy to have a huge bowl of leftover salad to eat for lunch tomorrow. It was a little too sweet for me (with both the poppyseed dressing and the cranberries) so next time I will probably use less poppyseed and more balsamic vinaigrette. Thanks for a great recipe!

  • Reply Jeanniefreeman January 2, 2012 at 12:53 am

    I made this wonderful salad and it served 7 with very little leftover. Go light on the dressing, as it really doesn’t need much.

  • Reply Laura January 4, 2012 at 12:24 am

    I make this all the time only I'd never thought of adding pears or the balsamic vinegrette, amazing additions!

  • Reply Katey2003 January 9, 2012 at 1:50 pm

    this was delicious! even my non-salad-loving fiance enjoyed this (well there was bacon, so how could he not?) delicious!

  • Reply Romysalon January 10, 2012 at 12:36 pm

    made this salad,Scrumptious!

  • Reply Mindee Ourfrontdoor January 10, 2012 at 4:51 pm

    I made this last night and absolutely loved it! So much that I linked to you from my blog today. Thanks for the great addition to our menu.

    • Reply MadisonMayberry January 12, 2012 at 7:26 pm

      Thank you for the link! And I’m so happy you enjoyed it! 🙂

  • Reply Ashli January 20, 2012 at 5:37 pm

    I have made this salad twice now… once for a NYE party crowd and once for ladies wine night at my home…. people RAVE over it. Always a hit — thanks!!!

  • Reply Mother Rimmy January 22, 2012 at 4:34 am

    I just found this salad on Pinterest. Delish!

  • Reply Cincc6 January 24, 2012 at 3:19 am

    Made this salad tonight for dinner, it was amazing and my family couldn’t stop raving about it!!! It will definitely be back on our dinner table real soon…..thanks for sharing it!!!

  • Reply Lesa34 January 27, 2012 at 3:28 am

    Yummmmmmmy…made this tonight using some of the spiced candied pecans we made for the holidays. It was delish. And a nice change from the tomato, lettuce salads we’ve been having, thanks!

  • Reply Anonymous January 28, 2012 at 5:08 am

    Made this tonight! It was delicious!!

  • Reply Anonymous January 30, 2012 at 10:45 pm

    Love the dressing mixture! Thanks, it was delicious!!

  • Reply Kim | At Home With Kim February 1, 2012 at 11:25 am

    I’m new to your blog… A friend of mine made this salad recently. When I asked her for the recipe, she had gotten it via Pinterest. Soooo, after I made it, I’m sharing it today on my blog with a link to your post. Great Recipe!! Love your site and look forward to being a regular reader!

  • Reply Krista February 5, 2012 at 3:38 am

    Just made this for dinner. AWE.SOME. I have never looked forward to leftovers so much!

  • Reply Luvdogs68 February 6, 2012 at 2:32 am

    I cannot wait to make this however, not a big fan of pears so may try with apples? Has anyone else?

  • Reply Chaffee5 February 7, 2012 at 1:28 am

    Very good as a side salad!!!

  • Reply SJ February 11, 2012 at 4:53 am

    Looks so delicious!!!!!

  • Reply SJ February 11, 2012 at 4:54 am

    Looks so delicious!!!!!

  • Reply Kristy Harp Tatum February 12, 2012 at 12:44 pm

    I’m making this salad for my lunch next week. I can’t wait because it looks delish!

  • Reply Jaloleavi February 13, 2012 at 8:42 pm

    Most defintely will be on my list of salads to make

  • Reply Char February 17, 2012 at 1:37 am

    OMG! OMG!!! This recipe had been pinned on pinterest by one of my friends and then I repinned to try at a later date – which was this evening – OMG this was the most delicious recipe, my entire family went nuts for it – thank you for this! I used the Panera fat free poppy seed (only 15 cals) and it was very good, especially for so few cals. Again – thanks truly yummy!

  • Reply Dannielle February 17, 2012 at 2:55 pm

    This salad is so good. I have made it a few times and it has been a hit! I had to substitute candied pecans once because the store was out of regular pecans and it was great! Thank you so much!

  • Reply mlou February 19, 2012 at 2:26 am

    Has anyone figured out the calorie count on this dish. It sounds yummy but i was just wondering how many calories…

  • Reply Lh7slick February 24, 2012 at 12:01 am

    Love this salad. The second time I made it I substituted blue cheese instead of feta. I think I like the blue cheese better.

  • Reply Jean C. February 27, 2012 at 9:40 pm

    I made this the other night for dinner & it was wonderful, I didn’t mix it but layered it & it was so pretty on a long white platter for the presentation.

    • Reply MadisonMayberry March 2, 2012 at 2:14 pm

      So glad you liked it, Jean! This is one of my favorite salads. And I can’t wait to introduce the ‘summer version’ in the next couple months.

  • Reply Diana James March 2, 2012 at 8:54 am

    Looks great. I will try it but without the processed dressings. Agree with Natalie that a homemade dressing is the go! Something like flaxseed oil and apple cider vinegar. Yum!

  • Reply Ltking58 March 3, 2012 at 5:55 am

    It’s not cranberry season any more so I am making it with dried tart cherries…can’t wait!

  • Reply Steve March 5, 2012 at 1:26 am

    I have eaten this salad about 10 times!!! I didn’t use the bacon and depending on how many people you are serving, one pear would do. We have put chicken it and had this for the main course. The salad dressing is wonderful and really adds flavor to this salad.

  • Reply Linda Ricci March 16, 2012 at 12:58 am

    Yummy!! Sounds so good I will try it this weekend

  • Reply Rhonda March 18, 2012 at 12:05 am

    This looks delicious and perfect for right now as we are moving into autumn in New Zealand!

  • Reply Smileybearnu March 18, 2012 at 3:04 pm

    LOVED IT 🙂

  • Reply Kirsten- The Foreign Domestic March 20, 2012 at 5:30 pm

    We loved this salad so much! I featured it today: http://www.theforeigndomestic.com/2012/03/from-your-kitchen-to-mine-recipes-46-50.html.

  • Reply Katiepittenger March 23, 2012 at 3:01 pm

    Do you think this is a salad I could make on a Sunday night to take for lunches throughout the week? If so how would you do it? Would it be best to just keep all the ingredients separate and then add them together each day for lunch?

    • Reply MadisonMayberry March 26, 2012 at 8:53 pm

      I would suggest mixing the ingredients but leaving off the dressing. Then, just add the dressing to the portion you want to eat. For the best results, you could separate all the ingredients and add them the day you plan to eat the salad, but I think you could also get away with mixing the ‘dry’ ingredients and dressing the salad later.

  • Reply Grace March 27, 2012 at 6:01 pm

    I pinned this recipe a while ago and finally got around to making it today. Delicious!! I love the balsamic vinaigrette and poppy seed dressing combination. Great recipe!

  • Reply lbcm56 April 4, 2012 at 8:19 pm

    I saw this recently on Pinterest and made it today. It’s one of the best salads I’ve ever eaten! I had to make my own dressing, but was able to find all the ingredients (I live outside the USA). Guess I’ll have to browse your recipes to find some other goodies!

  • Reply Mgeorge86 April 8, 2012 at 9:11 pm

    Made this salad to go with our Easter lunch – definitely a winner! I wasn’t sure about the dressing combo either, but it had such great reviews and it’s such a pretty salad that I had to try it. I think it’s one of the best salad and dressings I’ve ever had! Thanks for sharing such a winner!

  • Reply Carriecatherine2 April 12, 2012 at 1:24 am

    That looks sooooo very yummy!!!! Thank You!!!

  • Reply CN April 29, 2012 at 11:39 am

    I just finished prepping all the ingredients for a “salad night” I have weekly with a group of friends. Just made a sample to see how it is……..AMAZING!!!!!! I had to use a honey mustard since I live out of the country and couldn’t find poppy seed, but it still tastes incredible to me.

  • Reply Anonymous April 29, 2012 at 8:03 pm

    MMM made some for an Easter dinner and had to have a sample bowl for myself before. 🙂

  • Reply cn April 30, 2012 at 10:53 am

    Just had 7 people over to enjoy this salad. I tripled the recipe, and every bite is GONE!!!!! What a hit!

    • Reply MadisonMayberry May 2, 2012 at 2:59 pm

      CN – Happy to hear it was a hit. I absolutely love that salad and it never ceases to amaze people.

    • Reply LM January 8, 2013 at 6:14 pm

      One recipe only served 7 people??

      • Reply Madison Mayberry January 8, 2013 at 6:54 pm

        LM – It’s always just an estimate on serving size since I’m not sure how many adults/children/etc. you may have eating said recipe. I always end up doubling this recipe since everyone goes crazy over it! Hope you enjoyed it.

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  • Reply JessieP June 5, 2012 at 10:08 am

    I made this for my husbands 40th bday party and it was soooo good! Everyone wanted a copy of the recipe. I’m going to mix up all the ingredients for the week and add dressing when I want to eat some. Very, very good!

  • Reply Njlinn7 June 8, 2012 at 10:29 am

    What would you think is the caloric intake per serving?

    • Reply Madison Mayberry June 8, 2012 at 11:26 am

      I’ve calculated it before (roughly with Spark Recipes) and found that when dressed lightly it has around 320-350 calories per serving when served as an entree. This salad can feed somewhere between 6 and 8 people as an entree, and about 8 to 10 as a side. Hope that helps!

  • Reply Heather June 25, 2012 at 11:57 am

    This sounds delicious and I want to make it for a BBQ this weekend. Where can I find the Marzetti dressing – I live in Toronto?

    • Reply Shakeragmary October 1, 2012 at 12:23 pm

      I thought Toronto had everything!

  • Reply Tinaleajohnson June 26, 2012 at 8:26 pm

    I used half of the dressing, used turkey maple bacon add a small 12 oz bag of Broccoli Cole slaw, and it came out great! That way it up the vegetables and made more for a large party! I will be making this for my friends!!!

  • Reply Ryjayco June 30, 2012 at 11:14 pm

    Just had this tonight for supper….Delicious!!!!!

  • Reply Terri-Lynne July 8, 2012 at 4:53 am

    I made this salad tonight, except pears are not in season here, so I used gala apples. It tasted fabulous – definately a keeper. Thank you for the recipe!

  • Reply Nicole Bergman July 20, 2012 at 12:30 am

    Made this tonight and it was delicious!!! Thank you for sharing! Made without the bacon because I am a vegetarian and my meat eating husband also loved it!!!

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  • Reply Dawn August 7, 2012 at 11:53 pm

    I made this salad tonight and we loved it. What I loved was the juicy pears, sweet tart cranberries, salty bacon and the tang of the feta. I’m just saying….yum. Also loved the dressing combo as the poppy seed dressing is too sweet on it’s own so the balsamic vinaigrette helps cut the sweetness. Thanks!

  • Reply Rebekah Jarvis Wilson August 15, 2012 at 11:36 pm

    This is a great salad! I lightened it up by reducing the amount of pecans and bacon and I substituted fat-free feta. I measured it out and calculated the Weight Watcher’s Points Plus and came up with 1.2 points per ounce without the chicken. It didn’t even need dressing.

  • Reply Lauren August 23, 2012 at 7:41 pm

    Made this today for the first time after having it for awhile and absolutely loved it. It makes so much, that I think I’ll have to cut the recipe in half next time that I make it for just myself.

  • Reply Cecelia Bonjour August 28, 2012 at 3:11 pm

    Love this salad. Have made it 2 times this month and shared 1/2 with friends since I live alone. Actually use Trader Joes Pear Champanne Vinegarette…Yummy!!

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  • Reply Dawn Filat Mihalko September 2, 2012 at 7:27 pm

    This is a really good salad. Good for when you want a salad, but something a little different!!! I mixed 3/4 cup of Poppyseed dressing with 1/4 of Balsamic and had it on the side!! Delicious!!

  • Reply Cheryl September 7, 2012 at 4:02 am

    Wonderful!, this is a keeper! I changed the cranberries to cherries, as cherries are my fav. Thanks

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  • Reply Hortonhearsawhat September 11, 2012 at 1:44 am

    Made this salad tonight, I halved the recipe for a family of four as a side dish. LOOOOOOVED it- the flavors all blended so well together- I think it would be a great side dish at Thanksgiving!

  • Reply Dee September 20, 2012 at 5:07 pm

    Just curious, if you have a large test kitchen, why would you not make your own dressing?

    • Reply MadisonMayberry September 20, 2012 at 5:11 pm

      Dee – I’m sure you could very well make your own dressing if you would like. But since I grew up eating this salad and my mom always made it with T Marzetti poppy seed dressing, I have a fondness for using purchased dressing, too. And since most of the time I’m making it at home, not in the work test kitchen, it’s a lot quicker and easier to stick with the purchased dressing. 🙂

      • Reply Dee September 22, 2012 at 1:26 pm

        I love those kind of recipes, recipes that bring you back to childhood. Your blog is amazing. Thanks for all you do. I will try this recipe!!

  • Reply CandiR September 20, 2012 at 8:21 pm

    This salad is AWESOME! I do leave out the pears and I make the dressing in a dressing bottle, it makes ALOT of dressing so there’s always leftover. Will be making this again very soon.

  • Reply Angela September 21, 2012 at 2:10 am

    This is a delicious combination of flavors…Used the Poppyseed Dressing you suggested…Outstanding!

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  • Reply rtkce.wordpress.com September 26, 2012 at 12:41 am

    Just made this tonight. Seriously SOOOO good!! Thank you so much for sharing!!

    • Reply Madison Mayberry September 26, 2012 at 11:17 am

      Thanks for sharing! I am so happy you loved it!

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  • Reply Tiffany September 27, 2012 at 11:04 pm

    Just made this for dinner and the family LOVED it! Thanks you so much for posting this 🙂

  • Reply Sherry September 29, 2012 at 2:02 pm

    Loved this salad. Brought it as a ‘dish to pass’ and double recipe was almost all eaten.

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  • Reply Ellen October 8, 2012 at 1:25 pm

    I followed this recipe from Pinterest through two other blogs before I found where it originally came from. LOL My sister made this the other day as one of the dishes during lunch and everyone LOVED it! It’s a new favorite of mine defitintely and I’m happy to blog it as well and list the original source on my blog 🙂
    Ellen
    http://everydaysisters.blogspot.com

    • Reply Madison Mayberry October 8, 2012 at 2:24 pm

      Ellen, thanks so much for taking the time to track back to where the salad started. It went a little crazy on Pinterest last fall and has made the internet rounds. 🙂 And thanks for sharing it with others on your site!

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  • Reply Marjorie October 13, 2012 at 3:18 am

    This would be good with apples in place of pears. I don’t like feta, so what cheese would I use to replace feta?

    • Reply Madison Mayberry October 14, 2012 at 7:41 pm

      I think blue cheese would be a good substitute since it crumbles easily like feta, but it’s also a strong-flavored cheese like feta. Perhaps something like cubed white cheddar cheese might also be good?

    • Reply Maureen December 2, 2012 at 9:36 am

      I used grated cheddar and it was delicious …

      • Reply Madison Mayberry December 3, 2012 at 3:08 pm

        Yay! So happy to hear that Maureen!

      • Reply Alisia October 3, 2013 at 8:17 pm

        Blue Cheese might be good as well. I had a salad at Bar Louie with Pears and Blue cheese.

    • Reply Ryane January 23, 2013 at 4:30 am

      I’d do gorgonzola

    • Reply Elleblue Jones October 26, 2013 at 9:46 pm

      Goat cheese.

    • Reply mbw January 14, 2014 at 9:54 pm

      I have used apples and chunks of mozzarella and it is amazing!

    • Reply irishmom58 November 28, 2014 at 2:02 am

      agree apples would have been better with blue cheese

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  • Reply Angie October 17, 2012 at 2:07 am

    I took this to my church small group last night and got rave reviews… So glad I finally made it after stalking it for months on Pinterest! 🙂

    • Reply Madison Mayberry October 17, 2012 at 2:06 pm

      Angie, so glad you got to try it! It’s part of the weekly recipe rotation at our house!

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  • Reply luanne October 19, 2012 at 8:28 pm

    would definitely be good for a christmas party how many does this recipe serve?

  • Reply Beth Rappaport October 20, 2012 at 10:44 pm

    Best salad ever!

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  • Reply Janna@Little Magnolia Kitchen October 25, 2012 at 1:25 pm

    I will be trying this tonight! Looks so light and fresh!

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    I use blue cheese and a raspberry vinegrette dressing and its wonderful w/chicken breast also

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  • Reply Mkmom November 8, 2012 at 2:16 am

    My husband says this was the best salad I ever made!!

  • Reply Melody November 9, 2012 at 6:52 pm

    I just made this for a potluck and, oh my gosh, people loved it. Soooo good. Thanks for sharing this recipe.

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  • Reply Jami62 November 11, 2012 at 2:30 pm

    We made this last night. It was FANTASTIC! Only change made was, using Blue Cheese instead of Feta.

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    Found this on PInterest and it looked so good! Thank you so much for the posting. I made it for dinner tonight and could eat it again and again. Everything was perfect!

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  • Reply Uneelle November 18, 2012 at 2:44 pm

    Made this last night for a family gathering. HUGE HIT! Only change I made was to change from 2 pears to 1 pear and 1 apple. Thank you SO MUCH for this recipe. It’s a real keeper!

  • Reply Ann November 23, 2012 at 8:31 pm

    This was the surprise hit of my Thanksgiving feast yesterday!

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    Just made this recipe. Replaced the apples with pears and the feta cheese with goat cheese. It was delicious! Thanks for sharing.

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  • Reply Cindy December 23, 2012 at 7:07 am

    This is the best salad I have ever made! It gets rave reviews every time I have made it!!

  • Reply Jo December 31, 2012 at 11:11 pm

    That looks amazing!! Yum. Can’t wait to try it.

  • Reply Kristin Rimkus January 4, 2013 at 2:08 pm

    My friend brought this for Christmas dinner. It was fantastic!

  • Reply jen b. January 7, 2013 at 12:03 am

    Made a version of your salad today for lunch. So glad I found you a while back! Linked to you on my own blog today as well. Thanks for sharing your tasty recipe with all of us!! 🙂 http://growin-a-me.blogspot.com/2013/01/weekend-update.html

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  • Reply js January 28, 2013 at 5:45 pm

    Hands down best salad ever! I made it for a girls night and now they are all asking for the recipe. I switched out the cranberries for dried cherries and it was delicious!!

  • Reply Julie McLamb January 29, 2013 at 1:19 am

    I made this tonight for dinner – have been on the south beach diet for 3 weeks and this was so refreshing! The bacon added a nice smoky flavor and the pears a great crunch! Thanks so much for a delicious recipe – I will be making this again and again!!

    • Reply Madison Mayberry January 29, 2013 at 1:09 pm

      Julie, that is so great to hear! Thanks for taking the time to stop by E&C and share! 🙂

  • Reply Hilary February 6, 2013 at 12:04 am

    I made this with kale instead of romaine, and then discovered I had walnuts instead of pecans – but it was still delicious! Very visually appealing too!

    • Reply Madison Mayberry February 6, 2013 at 8:44 pm

      Oh I love the idea of making it with kale, Hilary!

  • Reply Nilda Cartagena Incatasciato February 14, 2013 at 8:34 pm

    Just wanted to let you know that I made this salad this week for a dining group I belong to. It has got to be one of the best salads I ever made! Everyone loved it. Thanks for sharing.

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  • Reply Stacy February 23, 2013 at 6:25 pm

    This is DELISH!!!! I added chopped cooked chicken from last night’s dinner. So good. Thanks!

  • Reply Anni Naylor February 24, 2013 at 7:33 pm

    I made this last night for the very first time It was delicious! I used danish fetta an omit the bacon. Instead of cranberries I used Goji berries. Instead of pecans I used walnuts. It had enough flavour without dressing! Yum! Thank you for sharing

  • Reply Martha February 26, 2013 at 2:14 am

    Made this for dinner and my salad hating husband said “this is really good”. Amazing!
    The dressing is wonderful. Never thought of mixing those two together

    • Reply Madison Mayberry February 26, 2013 at 5:56 pm

      Martha, that makes me SO happy. I tell everyone that this salad can make even the biggest veggie/salad hater into a veggie/salad lover. Thanks for the feedback!

  • Reply Sharon March 8, 2013 at 2:32 pm

    I love this salad and I created a variation of it on my blog today. I provided a link to this one as well. http://www.aroundthetable.flemings.in/2013/03/yummy-chopped-lettuce-cran-apple-salad.html

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  • Reply Debbie April 8, 2013 at 1:34 am

    I have become addicted to this salad! And the dressing? I use it on ALL my salads now!! So yummy!!! 🙂

  • Reply Margo April 19, 2013 at 3:35 pm

    Seeing as I never use bottled dressings/vinaigrettes but rather make my own, could anyone tell me what the ingredients would be or if you made your own could you tell me what you did. Sounds delish!

    • Reply Sunnyhorse March 9, 2014 at 1:11 am

      I used bottled poppyseed dressing but mixed it with a vinaigrette composed of blood orange–infused olive oil and raspberry balsamic vinegar.

  • Reply sheryl April 19, 2013 at 6:35 pm

    what a beautiful looking salad. I just came across it and I will be trying this recipe. It sounds delicious.

  • Reply Gay Harrison May 2, 2013 at 12:40 am

    I would like to know how to get the lettuce chopped into such small pieces.

    • Reply Madison Mayberry May 2, 2013 at 1:27 pm

      Working with hearts of Romaine rather than already chopped lettuce allows you to cut the lettuce into smaller pieces.

    • Reply ItsNotThatHard December 26, 2013 at 8:34 pm

      A knife.

      • Reply Courtesy January 10, 2014 at 7:08 pm

        Wow thats hella rude!

    • Reply Joanne August 19, 2014 at 11:49 pm

      It is popular now to get a chopped salad as an entree. One day I watched them prepare the meal and noticed they had a metal tool – salad chopper, it looks like a blade but curved with a small handle. I found one on amazon for only 9.99 and it works like a charm. Hope this helps.
      Chef’n SaladShears Lettuce Chopper- Amazon.com

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  • Reply happygator June 16, 2013 at 7:56 pm

    Can’t wait to try this. It sounds yummy!

  • Reply Melissa Berger June 30, 2013 at 12:45 am

    Just made this! it was delicious! 🙂

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  • Reply TiffanyTill July 4, 2013 at 7:59 pm

    Omg! This dressing was incredible! I would have never dreamed of mixing the two, but it is FANTASTIC!!!!
    I used apples instead of pears b/c that’s what I had, and I used oat cheese b/c it’s my favorite. Love this salad and will have it often! Thanks for sharing!!

    • Reply furpurr October 11, 2013 at 3:30 am

      oat cheese, or goat cheese?? because i’ve never heard of oat cheese…but if it is an actual cheese, i’d like to try it! major cheese lover here! 😎

  • Reply Suzeq July 29, 2013 at 12:28 am

    OMG – this was sooooo good!! I am not much of a salad eater, but I devoured this! Great combination. We made our own balsamic and added chicken; it was a bit browner than your photos but very tasty!!

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  • Reply Joyce August 30, 2013 at 1:46 am

    My friend served me this salad for lunch today, and I can’t wait to make it. Who would ever think of mixing Poppy Seed dressing with Balsamic Vinaigrette!!! You did, and I love it. Thank you.

  • Reply Lisa Ann August 30, 2013 at 8:38 am

    This is very close to a salad I loved at a restaurant. Thanks for sharing!

  • Reply Juanita Nita Hutchison Mustain September 1, 2013 at 7:06 pm

    Where in the recipe does it say chicken?? Am I going crazy?

    • Reply Haley Tonks October 26, 2013 at 4:02 am

      It doesn’t. I thought the pic had chicken at first but it seems to be the cheese if that’s where you got chicken.

      • Reply Juanita Nita Hutchison Mustain October 26, 2013 at 4:24 am

        LOL Well, I added cubed chicken to it and it was wonderful. Made it for a potluck and it was gone in seconds. Made a half recipe for my husband and I for dinner and we ate it all. Definitely a keeper!

    • Reply Miss Heartcore May 28, 2014 at 4:10 pm

      I too thought this had chicken via the picture—damn the cheese! hahah

    • Reply irishmom58 November 28, 2014 at 2:05 am

      It doesn’t but come to think of it grilled chicken breast would be good, then it could be an entree salad….

  • Reply Kim Kautzer September 3, 2013 at 3:13 am

    Found your Autumn Chopped Salad on Pinterest and finally made it tonight. Big hit! (BTW, I only used 1/2 cup of dressing total, and it was more than enough.) I love having a delicious new salad to add to my repertoire. Thanks so much for sharing this yummy recipe!

    • Reply MadisonMayberry September 11, 2013 at 1:17 am

      So happy that it worked well for you, Kim! And thanks for the tip about the dressing. 🙂

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  • Reply jblood September 22, 2013 at 6:54 pm

    This is a keeper!! Made it today, to take to a girls lunch party. Thanks!!

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  • Reply Chio November 28, 2013 at 3:46 pm

    amazing salad! I loved it! my family did too. Thanks for sharing!

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  • Reply Peg December 8, 2013 at 5:59 pm

    This salad looks good but store bought dressing is gross. I could never have guests over and serve them bottled dressing. I guess you could call me more a a “chef”. Do you have a recipe for poppy seed dressing? If not, I may experiment and then I could share what I come up with.

    • Reply Madison Mayberry December 9, 2013 at 6:15 pm

      Peg, I think you would be surprised at how great some (select) bottled dressings can be. Even food professionals like myself can see the value of a quality bottled dressing. 😉 But if you do make a recipe for homemade poppy seed, I’m sure plenty would like to give it a try!

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  • Reply Linda December 23, 2013 at 3:27 am

    This salad is delicious….my children request it. Thank you for sharing your recipe!

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  • Reply Christina Betts January 7, 2014 at 3:44 am

    Made this tonight and hubby LOVES!!!!!! I didn’t have bottled dressing so I googled poopy seed dressing and this one. http://www.chow.com/recipes/30354-kale-apple-coleslaw-with-poppy-seed-dressing No feta in the house so used white cheddar. Thank you for sharing!!
    ~Christina

  • Reply JABMI February 28, 2014 at 1:20 pm

    …fantastic recipe! I make it often.

  • Reply Sunnyhorse March 9, 2014 at 12:36 am

    This salad is just fantastic. We made it for our family’s Christmas dinner, and it was a hit. I just made it again tonight with a Granny Smith apple in place of the pear. Delicious!

  • Reply Beth Rappaport May 23, 2014 at 11:20 pm

    What kind of pears did you use!?

    • Reply bandgeek77 December 12, 2014 at 7:14 pm

      I don’t know about her, but I use the red Anjou pears. They aren’t as gritty as the yellow and green. They provide a great bite with this salad. I have a neighbor who detests the texture of normal pears and she loves the red pears in this. Enjoy!

  • Reply Guest September 27, 2014 at 2:10 pm

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  • Reply Polly October 11, 2014 at 2:00 pm

    Wow! Four years after you posted this and it’s still finding it’s way into our kitchens. This salad is absolutely dynamite. I served it yesterday to celebrate an autumn birthday to rave reviews. This will be in my rotation from here on out. Thank you for sharing the recipe!

  • Reply irishmom58 November 28, 2014 at 2:01 am

    kind of didn’t turn out. Made it for Thanksgiving today. I combined on a platter and drizzled dressings over. I think it would have been better to combine all and then place on platter . I would use blue cheese in place of feta.

  • Reply Sam November 29, 2014 at 8:52 pm

    Made this for Thanksgiving with large Fuji apples instead of pears and a lot more lettuce (cut up six hearts), turned out great. All together, I’d say it served 12-14 people.

  • Reply bandgeek77 December 12, 2014 at 7:15 pm

    I got this recipe from Pinterest a couple years ago and I still use it frequently throughout the year. I use red Anjou pears, which are excellent with it. They do not have the same grittiness that most pears do. Such a great, easy salad to pull together. It helps that it’s also DELICIOUS! Thanks!

  • Reply Jackie December 23, 2014 at 5:20 pm

    Hello, can someone suggest how many people this recipe serves? Thank you!

  • Reply anticatrattoria December 24, 2014 at 9:45 am

    This is really yummy autumn chopped salad recipe !

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  • Reply amandah November 24, 2015 at 5:55 pm

    I want to make this for a work potluck. How soon in advance can I put the dressing on?

  • Reply Mary November 25, 2015 at 8:26 pm

    Instead of Poppy seed dressing can I use Vidalia Onion Vinegarette and Balsamic?

    • Reply Madison Mayberry December 3, 2015 at 8:11 pm

      I think that would work! The basic premise is to use a sweeter dressing with something a little more savory like balsamic! 🙂

  • Reply Patricia Koglin December 14, 2015 at 6:26 pm

    Has anyone tried another brand of poppy seed dressing? I’m not having any luck finding Marzetti’s Poppy Seed.

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  • Reply missysaunders April 7, 2016 at 9:15 pm

    This is the BEST salad recipe! I use apples instead of pears and almonds instead of walnuts (since my youngest is allergic) and it’s PERFECT every time. Thanks for a great recipe!

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