Classic Fall Salad with Pomegranates & Pears

Seasonal pomegranate seeds, pears and walnuts add wonderful flavors to this autumn salad. Serves 4
1 bag Fresh Express® Leafy Green Romaine salad
1 Chiquita Fresh & Ready avocado, sliced
2 pomegranates, seeded
1 red pear, cored and sliced
1/4 cup roasted sunflower seeds, unsalted
1 cup blue cheese, crumbled
1 cup walnuts

WHITE BALSAMIC DRESSING (or you can use a store-bought white balsamic dressing)
1/4 cup white balsamic vinaigrette
1/2 cup olive oil
2 tsp honey
1 Tbsp stone ground (coarse ground) mustard
1/4 cup fresh basil
Make the dressing:
Combine all ingredients in a blender and blend for 30 seconds.
Adjust with salt and pepper to taste.

Make the salad:
Place lettuce in serving dish and spread the other ingredients evenly over the lettuces. Drizzle dressing over the salad and serve

Add slices of baked chicken or pork to this salad to make it a healthy dinner salad. Vegetarians can add cubes of sauteed tofu or your favorite beans.

Make a double batch of this dressing for later use. Best to use within one week. This will save you time and money.