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Pear Salad Recipe

Sweet and juicy pear salad is filled with the flavors of fall. It is tangy, crunchy, and lightly dressed for a tasty dinner or side! 
Prep Time20 mins
Cook Time10 mins
Total Time30 mins
Course: Salad, Salads & Sides
Cuisine: American
Servings: 6
Calories: 405kcal

Ingredients

  • 1 bag spring greens
  • 1/2 head romaine lettuce torn into bite sized pieces
  • 3 pears cored and sliced thin (like inspo)
  • 5 oz blue cheese crumbled
  • 1 avocado peeled, pitted, diced
  • 1/2 c green onions thinly sliced
  • 1/4 c white sugar
  • 1/2 c pecans
  • 1/3 c olive oil

Dressing

  • 3 tbsp red wine vinegar
  • 1 1/2 tsp white sugar
  • 1 1/2 tsp Dijon mustard
  • 1 clove garlic chopped
  • 1/2 tsp salt
  • fresh ground pepper and salt to taste

Instructions

  • In a skillet over medium heat, combine ¼ cup sugar together with the pecans. Continue stirring gently until the sugar has melted and caramelized the pecans. Allow pecans to cool by transferring them on to waxed paper.  Once they are cool chop into pieces.
  • Make dressing by blending oil, vinegar, 1 1/2 teaspoons sugar, mustard, garlic, salt, and pepper together.
  • In a large bowl, layer lettuce mix, pears, bleu cheese, avocado, and green onions. Pour dressing over salad and sprinkle pecans on top.

Nutrition

Calories: 405kcal | Carbohydrates: 31g | Protein: 8g | Fat: 30g | Saturated Fat: 7g | Cholesterol: 18mg | Sodium: 552mg | Potassium: 552mg | Fiber: 7g | Sugar: 19g | Vitamin A: 5102IU | Vitamin C: 16mg | Calcium: 171mg | Iron: 2mg