Tuesday, October 25, 2011

31 Days to a Cleaner Diet {16}: Autumn Salad

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OH my goodness do I have an awesome recipe for you today!  It has quickly moved up the ranks in our house to be one of our favorites. 

I originally found this recipe on the playground Pinterest, and since I really wanted to post it here, as well, I e-mailed the original poster, Madison from Espresso and Cream,  and she gave her permission to reprint it here.  Thanks so much, Madison! 

This salad could be a little on the pricier end, since it uses some ingredients that you might not normally have on hand.  I think it would be an AMAZING recipe for entertaining in the fall. 

This seriously covers all the flavor bases – crunchy, sweet, tangy, salty, you name it!  Mmmmmmmmmm it is SO good!  We had it for dinner last night and I just had the left-overs for lunch.  Delicious.

It’s not exactly clean…..sorta-clean-ish-kinda.  lol!  You can clean it up by buying organic produce, making sure your mix-ins don’t have any added chemicals or preservatives, using uncured, all-natural bacon, and using dressings that (although they have sugar!) don’t have anything artificial in them.  (There are a lot of scary salad dressings out there, people!) 

I would consider this a clean treat, so-to-speak.  Something I’m definitely not going to eat every day, but something that still doesn’t make me feel gross inside when I do eat it. 

I don’t even have to say “enjoy” because I already know that you will. ;)


Autumn Salad
{adapted from espressoandcream.com}

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6 to 8 cups chopped {organic!} romaine lettuce
2 medium pears, chopped
dried cranberries
slivered almonds
8 slices uncured, thick-cut bacon, crisp-cooked and crumbled
crumbled feta cheese feta cheese

3/4 C poppyseed salad dressing (I used Old Cape Cod brand)
1/4 C balsamic vinaigrette (I used Newman's Own Light Balsamic Vinaigrette)

Place lettuce on plates and top with desired amount of toppings.  Combine dressings and whisk together.  Drizzle on top of salads.  



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