Winter Salad with Chipotle Vinaigrette

If you're like me, you probably ate way too much during yesterday's Super Bowl and rolled your self home after the game! I know I am ready for this beautiful winter salad to ease my way back into a healthier Monday! In my opinion, our chipotle caramel sauce is the most versatile sauce in our line up. I often use it as a glaze, and thought that it's sweet, smokey heat would be perfect in a vinaigrette as well. With the addition of fresh pears, blueberries and pomegranates, this salad is as beautiful as it is delicious! I hope you enjoy it as much as we did!

Ingredients:

  • Spring Salad Mix
  • Ripe pear, large diced
  • Pomegranate seeds
  • Fresh blueberries
  • Candied pecans
  • Chipotle Bacon Jam
  • Chipotle Vinaigrette Dressing:
  • - 1/4 c extra virgin olive oil
  • - 1 1/2 Tbsp Cranberry pear vinegar (or other fruit flavored vinegar, citrus would be great)
  • - 4 tsp apple cider vinegar
  • - 1 tsp dijon mustard
  • - 4 tsp Caramel Kitchen chipotle caramel sauce
  • - dash of chipotle tabasco
  • - 2 shakes chipotle powder
  • - dash salt
  • - sprinkle black pepper, to taste

Directions:

  1. Place all dressing ingredients in a bowl and whisk together until completely incorporated.
  2. Fill a large bowl, or individual plates with salad mix.
  3. Sprinkle with diced pear, pomegranate seeds, blueberries, candied pecans and bacon jam.
  4. Drizzle chipotle vinaigrette over top and lightly tossed until lettuce is evenly coated.
  5. Serve immediately.

Keep any remaining dressing in a closed container in the refrigerator for up to 2 weeks.