Autumn Chopped Salad with Creamy Poppyseed Dressing

Autumn Chopped Salad with Creamy Poppyseed Dressing is all of your fall salad dreams come true!  Crisp chopped apples, pears, romaine lettuce, crunchy pecans, bacon, cranberries and feta cheese combine in a creamy dressing to bring you one unforgettable salad! 

Autumn Chopped Salad with Creamy Poppyseed Dressing

You guys.  Stop what you are doing and make this salad.  Oh my gosh.  I have had a lot of salads in my day and especially lately because I am trying to lost the baby weight.  I am making salads all of the time.  But this one became an instant favorite.   I could eat it every single day for the rest of my life.

This salad is screaming fall.  And lets hope that it eventually brings cooler weather with it.  It has got crisp fall apples, pears, romaine lettuce, crunchy pecans, feta cheese, cranberries and bacon.  This is seriously a salad recipe for pure deliciousness.  I actually loved that it was a chopped salad because it made it easier to eat.

Autumn Chopped Salad with Creamy Poppyseed Dressing in bowl

The real star of the salad is the creamy poppyseed dressing.  It is the absolute perfect finishing touch to this salad.  It is a little bit of sweet and tangy and my absolute favorite.  I use the same recipe for creamy poppyseed dressing because it is the very best.  And it went perfect with this fall salad.

Autumn Chopped Salad with Creamy Poppyseed Dressing close up

This salad has been on repeat since I made it last week!  I loved every single ingredient in this salad.  Plus it has bacon.  Bacon adds a bit of heartiness and awesome flavor to the salad.  And everything is better with bacon…  Am I right?

You will not regret making this salad and I know that it will become a favorite at your house as well!

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Autumn Chopped Salad with Creamy Poppyseed Dressing

5 from 5 votes
Prep Time 15 minutes
Servings 4
Autumn Chopped Salad with Creamy Poppyseed Dressing is all of your fall salad dreams come true! Crisp chopped apples, pears, romaine lettuce, crunchy pecans, bacon, cranberries and feta cheese combine in a creamy dressing to bring you one unforgettable salad!

Ingredients

  • 4 cups romaine lettuce chopped
  • 1 barlett pear diced
  • 1 red apple diced (I used gala)
  • 5 thick sliced bacon cooked and chopped
  • 1/4 cup dried cranberries
  • 1/4 cup pecans chopped
  • 1/4 cup feta cheese

Creamy Poppyseed Dressing:

  • 1/3 cup mayonnaise
  • 1/4 cup 2% milk
  • 3 tablespoons sugar
  • 4 teaspoons cider vinegar
  • 2 teaspoons poppy seeds

Instructions

  1. In a large bowl combine romaine, pear, apple, bacon, cranberries, pecans and feta cheese. Toss.
  2. To make the creamy poppyseed dressing: Whisk together mayonnaise, milk, sugar, cider vinegar, and poppyseeds. Add desired amount to the salad and toss.
Nutrition Facts
Autumn Chopped Salad with Creamy Poppyseed Dressing
Amount Per Serving
Calories 488 Calories from Fat 360
% Daily Value*
Fat 40g62%
Saturated Fat 10g50%
Cholesterol 47mg16%
Sodium 533mg22%
Potassium 311mg9%
Carbohydrates 26g9%
Fiber 3g12%
Sugar 21g23%
Protein 9g18%
Vitamin A 4190IU84%
Vitamin C 4mg5%
Calcium 108mg11%
Iron 1.1mg6%
* Percent Daily Values are based on a 2000 calorie diet.

 

Alyssa Rivers

I am Alyssa and the blogger behind The Recipe Critic. I started my blog in June of 2012 as a place to share my passion for cooking. I love trying new things and testing them out with my family.

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  1. 5 stars
    What a terrific salad! My family loved it. I used cheddar cheese instead of feta since that is what I had on hand. I served the salad for lunch with pumpkin cornbread, and it definitely felt like fall. Thanks so much.

  2. 5 stars
    Doubled the recipe, but only needed 2/3 of the dressing. Brought to neighborhood potluck and received rave reviews. Tossed pears and apples in lemon juice to keep them from getting brown before tossing with dressing at last minute. Will definitely make again.

  3. 5 stars
    I’ve made this salad several times as it’s requested often. The last time I made it, there was a recall on romaine lettuce so I used baby kale which was a nice hearty substitute. I use Trader Joe’s glazed pecans as a shortcut and serve bacon on the side to satisfy vegetarians. This is a wonderful salad any season.

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