Salads

Fall Cobb Salad with Honey Apple Vinaigrette

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Even though Arizona fall sometimes reaches temps above 100, I still feel the fever for everything related!  It seems though that fall is synonymous with hearty soups and stews, casseroles, and baked goods galore.  Don’t believe me?  Type “fall foods” into Pinterest or Google and you will gain 5 pounds just looking at it.  So, I decided to get to work on a fall inspired salad that will leave you feeling like you indulged even though it is all natural and HEALTHY!

Fall Cobb Salad 1

When I put this salad together, I like to add everything in rows to make it feel like I worked harder than I actually did.  My kids call these “fancy salads!”  Even though this is an every day type of side dish, because of the beautifully arranged rows, this cobb salad is also a wonderful dish to bring along to a holiday get together!

The best part of this recipe, is how easy it is!  Most of my recipes on here are quite simple and can be thrown together quickly; as a sports mom I don’t have a lot of time in the evenings to make huge dinners, but I refuse to sacrifice quality 🙂  I made this salad as a side to our dinner, but you could just as easily throw in some grilled chicken or pork chop and eat it all together.  Need to make it even quicker?  Just buy a rotisserie chicken from the grocery store and you’re done!

 

Ingredients:

6 c. Lettuce – I chose a bag of Spring Mix to save time!

2 Hardboiled Eggs, sliced or chopped

4 Slices of bacon, chopped

1/3 c. Dried Cranberries

1 Pear, chopped

1 large or 2 small Apples, chopped

2 Green Onions, diced

1/3 c. Pecans

 

Dressing:

1 Tbsp. Honey

1 Tbsp. Coconut Oil

1 Tbsp. Apple Cider Vinegar

Salt & Pepper to taste

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Directions:

  1.  To make the Honey Apple Vinaigrette, whisk together honey, coconut oil, apple cider vinegar, and salt & pepper.
  2. Heat a skillet over medium heat.  Add bacon and cook until brown an crispy, turning over every minute or so.  When done, place on a paper towel and blot away extra grease.
  3. Place eggs in a saucepan and cover completely with cold water.  Bring to a boil and immediately remove from heat.  Set aside for 10 minutes.  Drain water and rinse under cold water.  Let them completely cool before peeling and chopping.
  4. To assemble the salad, place lettuce in a large bowl and arrange to your desire the eggs, bacon, cranberries, pear, apple, green onions and pecans.
  5. Serve Fall Cobb Salad immediately with Honey Apple Vinaigrette!  Enjoy!
Let me know what you think!  I always love to hear ideas on what you think would be good to add or what else you served it with!
xo-jessica-signature

Fall Cobb Salad

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