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My Favorite Fall Salad


Let me start by saying that I am completely obsessed with blue cheese, and this recipe specifically came together based on my need for a vehicle for that cheese. That being said, I can’t stop eating this salad. It’s become a regular lunch choice for me—mostly because Brian hates blue cheese, so it’s off limits at dinner time.

If you are like Brian and hate the tangy goodness that is blue cheese, you could always swap it out for goat cheese and I’m sure this salad would be almost equally delicious.


Baby spinach or romaine (I alternate depending on my mood)
Dried cranberries
Roasted and salted pecans
Crumbled blue cheese
Balsamic vinaigrette


Mix all ingredients together, letting the measurements be dictated by your personal preferences. I tend to use an equal amount of cranberries, pecans and cheese, but that’s just me.


What’s your go-to lunch these days?


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    October 28, 2014 at 11:01 am

    This looks amazing! I’ll be adding these ingredients to my grocery list. My go-to lunch lately has been tomato and red pepper soup topped with basil. Perfect for fall even if this southern CA weather isn’t!

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    Urban Wife
    October 28, 2014 at 11:12 am

    Gosh this salad sounds amazing! I can’t have blue cheese but feta or goat sounds like a great substitute. Thanks for sharing!

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      Natalie Borton
      October 28, 2014 at 3:26 pm

      Oh yes, both of those would be great substitutions. Hope you enjoy it!!

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    October 28, 2014 at 6:23 pm

    I love blue cheese. I found the most amazing blue at my local farmer’s market. I WILL be making this! Thanks!

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