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A pink bowl of autumn salad surrounded by dried cranberries, apple cider vinegarette and bacon with spoons nearby
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Harvest Fall Salad

This Harvest Apple and Pear Fall Salad tossed in Apple Cider Vinaigrette is made with fresh greens, crisp Autumn fruit, smoky bacon, tangy feta and sweet-sticky cider dressing. This recipe makes for the perfect hearty fall lunch or supper side salad!
Course Salad
Cuisine American
Keyword apple, autumn recipes, fall, fall recipe, fall salad, pear, salad
Prep Time 10 minutes
Cook Time 8 minutes
Total Time 18 minutes
Servings 6 servings
Calories 151kcal

Ingredients

For the Salad

  • 7 oz mixed green salad rinsed
  • 1 pear thinly sliced
  • 1 apple thinly sliced
  • 1/3 cup dried cranberries
  • 4 cooked bacon slices chopped
  • 1/3 cup feta cheese

For the Dressing

  • 1 cup apple cider
  • 2 tbsp apple cider vinegar
  • 1 1/2 tbsp minced shallots
  • 1 tbsp dijon mustard
  • 1 tbsp honey
  • 2 tsp extra virgin olive oil
  • salt and pepper to taste

Instructions

For the Salad

  • Combine all salad ingredients into a large bowl and toss together.

For the Vinaigrette

  • Add apple cider, apple cider vinegar and shallots to a small pan over high heat.
  • Bring the liquids to a boil and cook for about 7 or 8 minutes or until it has reduced to about ½ cup then remove from heat.
  • Allow cider liquid to cool slightly then add to a bowl.
  • Whisk in remaining ingredients until it is completely smooth and well mixed.
  • Pour over salad and toss together and serve.

Notes

Feel free to add more of your favorite fall ingredients like Pumpkin Seeds for more bite and texture, Roasted Butternut Squash, Acorn Squash or even Sweet Potato!

Nutrition

Calories: 151kcal | Carbohydrates: 24g | Protein: 4g | Fat: 5g | Saturated Fat: 2g | Cholesterol: 13mg | Sodium: 225mg | Potassium: 199mg | Fiber: 2g | Sugar: 18g | Vitamin A: 427IU | Vitamin C: 11mg | Calcium: 53mg | Iron: 1mg