Poppy seed dressing being poured onto autumn chopped salad.
Autumn Chopped Salad
Prep Time
20 mins
Cook Time
0 mins
Total Time
20 mins

This Autumn Chopped Salad is made with tiny pieces of sweet pear, crisp romaine lettuce, crunchy pecans, sweet and chewy dried cranberries, hearty bacon and it’s all tossed and coated with a homemade poppyseed dressing. A fall favorite salad recipe you’ll love!

Course: Salads
Cuisine: American
Keyword: Autumn Chopped Salad
Servings: 8 people
Calories: 397 kcal
  • 8 cups romaine lettuce, chopped
  • 2 pears, chopped
  • 1 cup dried cranberries
  • 1 cup pecans, chopped
  • 8 slices thick-cut bacon, chopped
  • 4 ounces Havarti cheese, crumbled
  • 1/2 cup Poppy Seed dressing
  • 1/2 cup Balsamic dressing
  1. Cook the bacon in a skillet until done. Once done, place the bacon on a plate covered with a paper towel. Once cooled, chopped the bacon into bite-size pieces.

  2. Chop the lettuce into bite-size pieces and rinse well. Drain the water to ensure the lettuce is completely dry.

  3. Chop the pears and pecans into bite-size pieces. Crumble the Havarti cheese.

  4. In a large bowl, combine the lettuce, pears, dried cranberries, pecans, bacon and Havarti cheese.

  5. Mix the Poppy Seed and Balsamic dressing together and drizzle onto the salad. Toss the salad and serve immediately.

Nutrition Facts
Autumn Chopped Salad
Amount Per Serving (1 cup)
Calories 397 Calories from Fat 261
% Daily Value*
Fat 29g45%
Saturated Fat 7g44%
Cholesterol 31mg10%
Sodium 614mg27%
Potassium 276mg8%
Carbohydrates 30g10%
Fiber 5g21%
Sugar 21g23%
Protein 8g16%
Vitamin A 4244IU85%
Vitamin C 5mg6%
Calcium 119mg12%
Iron 1mg6%
* Percent Daily Values are based on a 2000 calorie diet.