It’s winter, which I know doesn’t necessarily cause most of us to conjure up images of salads in our minds. But that doesn’t mean it isn’t salad season all winter long. It just means that salads can include heartier, more comforting combinations of ingredients. Enter the Best of Winter salad.
This salad is chock full o’ all of the best winter-themed add-ins, like bacon, rich gorgonzola cheese, pears, and salty-sweet pecans lightly drizzled with a light, but savory shallot dressing. Now if that doesn’t sound good, no matter the season, I just don’t get you.
6 oz. mixed greens
½ c. gorgonzola cheese, crumbled
4-6 slices of bacon, cooked and cut into small pieces
½ c. pecans
2 pears, sliced
Combine all of the salad ingredients in a large bowl. Add the shallot dressing slowly, tasting and tossing until the desired amount of dressing is on the salad. Enjoy!