Wait. Before scrolling away, give this salad a chance! We can tell what you’re thinking: when it comes to making a salad at home it never tastes quite as good as the one from your favorite restaurant. Wrong!
Have you met our delicious Autumn Harvest Salad? Loaded with a wonderful combination of ingredients and topped with a dressing that’s bursting with flavor, this recipe will make you rethink your approach to salads.
Being truthful to the season, we pick our ingredients accordingly: romaine lettuce, arugula, shallots, sliced pears, blue cheese, and pecans. For the dressing, we go for a mix of white balsamic and Dijon mustard.
As you can see from the list, we keep it simple. We love the combination of tender greens and crisp romaine. The cheese provides the smooth and the nuts for crunch, so it has plenty of color and texture.
Proof that vibrant salads are real, our Autumn Harvest Salad is full of flavor and perfect for a cozy evening at home or a special occasion gathering. A light salad like ours won’t leave you feeling weighed down with the advantage of still being flavor-packed, healthy, and satisfying. It also does wonders as a compliment to any meal.
Out homemade dressing is made of white balsamic vinaigrette, Dijon mustard, olive oil, honey, and seasonings. It has the right combination of sweet and tangy goodness. When added to the salad it creates the perfect balance of flavors with every bite. Can a salad be indulgent? Your 2 Orchids say so!
1 Red pear (sliced)
1 Brown pear (sliced)
Blue Cheese Crumbles
Pecan Pieces ( We used Honey )
Start by washing the lettuce. Chop the Romaine and add Baby Arugula in a large bowl. Combine and toss all ingredients together then add dressing.
Honey Dijon Vinaigrette Dressing:
I medium shallot chopped
3 TB. Honey
2 TB. White balsamic vinegar
1 TB. Dijon Mustard
1/3 cup Extra Virgin Olive Oil
Combine ingredients in a bowl and whisk constantly until mixture is emulsified.